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2007-12-19 19:22:22

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ People age 65 and older who regularly walk and get other forms of moderate exercise appear to significantly lower their risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the December 19, 2007, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The four-year study involved 749 men and women in Italy who were over age 65 and did...

2007-12-04 06:00:39

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lou Ruvo Brain Institute today announced Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, was awarded the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute's Leon Thal Prize for Excellence in Dementia Research. Dr. Petersen became the first recipient of the award. This prestigious award acknowledges a senior investigator in the field of dementia research who best emulates Leon Thal's characteristics as physician, teacher, scientist, mentor,...

2006-08-03 07:11:05

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of...

2006-08-03 03:05:03

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of...

2006-08-02 18:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of exercise, which...

2006-03-14 09:55:00

CHICAGO -- Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday. Whether there is a true cause and effect relationship needs further study, said the report from Maryland-based Khachaturian and Associates. The study looked at 3,297 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah, who were examined between 1995 and 1997, and later given follow-up examinations beginning in 1998. While all hypertension...

2006-03-14 09:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday. Whether there is a true cause and effect relationship needs further study, said the report from Maryland-based Khachaturian and Associates. The study looked at 3,297 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah, who were examined between 1995 and 1997, and later given follow-up examinations beginning in 1998. While all...

2006-03-02 09:35:34

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is growing evidence that what's good for the heart is also a boon for the aging brain, according to a new research review. In a survey of 26 large studies of older adults, an expert panel found that certain heart-health factors -- like high blood pressure, diabetes and exercise habits -- appeared key to study participants' cognitive function as well. Cognitive function refers to a person's ability to learn, reason and remember, for...

2006-01-16 16:19:19

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Routine exercise, even as simple as a 15-minute walk three times a week, can help ward off dementia and related conditions among those 65 and older, according to a study published on Monday. Exercise may help by improving brain function since it boosts blood flow to areas of the brain used for memory, according to the chief author of the study, Eric Larson, director of the Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies in Seattle. "Earlier research has shown...

2006-01-11 20:06:58

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulse pressure in middle age is not independently associated with the development of dementia later in life, according to findings from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. As earlier studies have found, the blood pressure component that most strongly predicts dementia is midlife systolic blood pressure, the top number of a blood pressure reading. Dr. Lenore J. Launer, from the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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