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2010-11-10 18:28:20

Contrary to earlier research, a new, long-term study suggests that cholesterol level in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the November 10, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the memory-robbing disease. "While some studies...

2010-11-10 18:26:27

Johns Hopkins-led research finds decline in cholesterol levels over time put more women at risk High cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, new Johns Hopkins-led research finds, despite a body of scientific evidence long suggesting a link between the two. What the study, published online in the journal Neurology, does find is that women whose cholesterol levels decline from middle age...

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...

2010-11-05 11:31:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Add beets to the list of superfoods vital to your diet: A new study suggests that a daily dose of beet juice boosts blood flow to the brain, keeping your mind sharp and potentially creating a safeguard against dementia as you age. Researchers with Wake Forest University's Translational Science Center; Fostering Independence in Aging took a closer look at beet juice because it is rich in nitrate. The body turns nitrate into...

2010-11-02 08:13:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. has released a syndicated report focused on the management and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the US. ChartTrends®: Multiple Sclerosis is an annual publication based on patient level data collected on 1,000 MS patients being treated with disease modifying agents (DMAs). In addition to helping to define the DMA-treated MS patient (demographics, co-morbidities, concomitant medications,...

2010-11-01 21:09:41

Molecular imaging technique pinpoints critical changes that take place in the injured brain Results from a study published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) show that powerful imaging techniques"“"“positron emission tomography (PET) fused with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)"“"“are helping researchers better understand the long-term functional and structural changes that take place after traumatic brain injury (TBI). "The results provide...

2010-10-26 09:00:00

LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PAR is pleased to announce the release of 10 foreign language translations of the popular Mini-Mental® State Examination, 2nd Edition(TM) (MMSE®-2(TM)), enabling non-English speaking clinicians to use this widely used cognitive status examination with their clients. Available in German, French, Dutch, Spanish for the US, Italian, Simplified Chinese, European Spanish, Spanish for Latin America, Hindi, and Russian,...

2010-10-25 15:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy smoking in midlife is associated with a 157 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a 172 percent increased risk of developing vascular dementia, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This is the first study to look at the long-term consequences of heavy smoking on dementia. Researchers followed an ethnically diverse population of 21,123 men and women from midlife onward...

2010-10-22 19:48:12

Today´s 70-year-olds do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors. It has also become more difficult to detect dementia in its early stages, though forgetfulness is still an early symptom, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, based on the H70 study. The H70 study provides data on cognitive symptoms that researchers have used to predict the development of dementia, and also to investigate whether the symptoms have changed in recent...

2010-10-20 00:00:00

Offered as a simultaneous webcast and telephone audioconference premiering Tuesday, November 9, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to implement strategies to improve assessment and management of cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), is pleased to announce an upcoming...