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2008-07-15 06:00:07

By Mark Vierthaler, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 15--Alzheimer's patients who were in better physical shape than their peers were shown to have a larger brain, according to a study by a Kansas University Medical Center physician/researcher.

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2008-07-08 10:39:27

Elderly people who are treated for high blood pressure may be effectively cutting their risk of developing dementia, according to a new report published on Monday.

2007-12-19 19:22:22

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-08-02 18:05:00

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.

2006-03-14 09:55:00

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.

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.

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.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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