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2011-03-02 13:57:40

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press today, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be about 10% of all cases of dementia. Now researchers have found after...

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2011-02-28 10:25:47

TAU researchers develop a vaccine that staves off stroke as well One in eight Americans will fall prey to Alzheimer's disease at some point in their life, current statistics say. Because Alzheimer's is associated with vascular damage in the brain, many of them will succumb through a painful and potentially fatal stroke. But researchers led by Dr. Dan Frenkel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences are working on a nasally-delivered...

2011-02-25 08:39:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What doctors initially say is Alzheimer's disease (AD), could actually turn out to be something else. New research shows that AD and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly. Over the last 30 years the number of people diagnosed with AD in the U.S. has skyrocketed. According to the CDC, AD affects an estimated five million Americans. But this study found that many of those patients could have been misdiagnosed. "Diagnosing specific dementias in...

2011-02-24 14:02:06

New research shows that Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly, according to early results of a study of people in Hawaii who had their brains autopsied after death. The research is being released today and will be presented as part of a plenary session at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. "Diagnosing specific dementias in people who are very old is complex, but with the large...

2011-02-23 08:21:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As the average life span is increasing, dementia becomes much more common. It's now known that everyone can minimize their risk of being affected by watching and controlling their weight and blood pressure in addition to working out and increasing mental activity. In addition to dementia, cognitive impairment is also on the rise. It is estimated that more than 24 million people worldwide who are 75 years and older are affected by dementia, most of which are suffering...

2011-01-25 07:23:00

ASSERT study shows increased transport of Amyloid Beta 40 TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resverlogix announced today that its lead drug RVX-208, a first in class ApoA-I production drug, illustrated positive effects on an important cognitive function and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) marker, plasma Amyloid beta 40 (A (40)). This analysis was performed based on increasing evidence in the literature that the transport of potentially harmful A (40) from the...

2010-12-11 00:01:03

A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination. The Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOSTâ“ž¢) developed by Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and Emilymarie Clionsky, MD, an internist/psychiatrist, is based on their clinical experience with thousands of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, which now afflicts more than...

2010-12-09 13:05:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination. The Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST(TM)) developed by Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and Emilymarie Clionsky, MD, an internist/psychiatrist, is based on their clinical experience with thousands of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, which...

2010-11-18 14:30:11

Compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; while women taking HT only in late life had a 48 percent increased risk of dementia, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers. Women taking HT at both midlife (mean age 48.7 years) and late life had a similar risk of dementia as women not on HT, according to the study which appears in the Annals of Neurology. The study was funded in part by the National...

2010-11-09 14:09:52

The preservation of a protein found in particular synapses in the brain plays a key role in protecting against vascular dementia after a stroke, say researchers at King's College London. The study, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, is published today in the 9 November issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say the study findings increase understanding of vascular dementia, and highlight a possible target for future diagnoses and treatment...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.