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2011-07-21 14:20:00

According to a new study, drugs used in the hope of slowing multiple sclerosis progression may come at a high cost for some patients who choose to use them. The medications in question are considered disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) that have been available since the 1990s to treat multiple sclerosis. The drugs include beta interferons, glatiramer and natalizumab.  They are given by injection or infusion and can prevent MS symptom flare-ups and delay long-term disability from the...

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2011-07-19 08:00:00

Two new studies "“ one involving veterans and the other retired football players "“ have found that head injuries increase the risk of dementia later in life. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris on Monday. Veterans who have suffered anything from a concussion to a severe head wound were found to be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, compared to those with no brain injury, researchers reported. Results from the...

2011-07-19 00:30:00

Mathematical Model Still Needs "Real World" Proof Also, "Resilience Index" May Predict Successful Cognitive Aging - PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new mathematical model of global Alzheimer's risk suggests that reducing the prevalence of well-known, lifestyle-based, chronic disease risk factors by 25 percent could potentially prevent 3 million cases of Alzheimer's worldwide, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2011-07-18 00:30:00

- Additional Study Suggests that Former Athletes with Concussions have Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment, with Earlier Onset - PARIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury showed a more than two-fold increase in the risk of developing dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris. Another study reported at AAIC 2011...

2011-07-17 00:00:00

Also, Preliminary Results on a Possible New "Eye Test" for Alzheimer's PARIS, July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falls are more common among individuals with the earliest signs of Alzheimer's, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011). The study measured the rate of falls among cognitively healthy older adults with and without preclinical Alzheimer's - as measured by amyloid imaging using positron...

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2011-07-14 11:19:06

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person's risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study suggests that rather than just paying attention to already known risk factors for dementia, such as diabetes or heart disease, keeping up with your...

2011-07-14 07:15:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new study has found that through non-traditional ways of maintaining your overall health, you may lower your risk for developing dementia. By improving certain health factors, most importantly by exercising, it's possible to keep dementia away. "We looked at a large number of things which individually on their own are not associated with Alzheimer's, but you put them all together and the overall picture is associated with Alzheimer's. We did this to understand...

2011-06-28 20:33:52

New study reveals link between emotional empathy and physiological responses to angry faces Egocentric, self-centred, and insensitive to the needs of others: these social problems often arise in people with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have been attributed in part to a loss of emotional empathy, the capacity to recognise and understand the emotions of other people. Given that traumatic brain injuries are becoming more common, and resulting empathy deficits can have negative...

2011-06-28 13:21:24

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Ph.D., a recent graduate from Wayne State University, and her mentor, Lisa J. Rapport, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, found that if traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims feel close to a higher power, it can help them rehabilitate. The study was recently published in Rehabilitation Psychology. Traumatic brain injury is a disruption of normal brain function after a head injury and affects 1.7 million...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today that it has awarded a grant to Axxam SpA to develop small molecules to treat Alzheimer's disease by targeting inflammation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090805/DC57332LOGO) The award will fund a drug discovery project to identify compounds that block the puringeric receptor, P2X7, which is involved in inflammation in the brain. One of the characteristic...