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Earlier Alzheimer's is diagnosed, better the chance of the medicines working says health expert
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Earlier Alzheimer's is diagnosed, better the chance of the medicines working says health expert

A promising avenue for early diagnosis is detecting biomarkers — biological signatures of lesions caused by the illness.

Study finds arthritis-treating drugs tocilizumab, sarilumab help reduce COVID-19 deaths
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Study finds arthritis-treating drugs tocilizumab, sarilumab help reduce COVID-19 deaths

The analysis included information on 10,930 patients, of whom 6,449 were randomly assigned to receive interleukin-6 inhibitors and 4,481 to receive usual care or placebo.

Biogen has until 2030 to prove its new controversial Alzheimer's drug works
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Biogen has until 2030 to prove its new controversial Alzheimer's drug works

Aduhelm is a $56,000-a-year drug that is supposed to slows down the brain-destroying disease.

In her debut novel, Meera Rajagopalan explores a woman's fading memory through her satirical journal entries
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In her debut novel, Meera Rajagopalan explores a woman's fading memory through her satirical journal entries

For Rajagopalan, the diary entries become a clever medium to bring home the intrigue of reading the accounts of an unreliable narrator, who might or might not have lived through the experiences that she records or understood those subjects that she claims to know all about.

Daily intake of cheese, wine linked to decrease in risk of age-related cognitive decline, reveals study
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Daily intake of cheese, wine linked to decrease in risk of age-related cognitive decline, reveals study

The dietary intakes of the participants of this study, however, were self-reported and not clinically supervised or controlled

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact

This year’s theme was designed to bring attention to disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others and yet have a deep and potentially devastating impact on the lives of the patients, their loved ones and caregivers

Gamechanger: Blood test can predict if patients will develop Alzheimer's disease in the future
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Gamechanger: Blood test can predict if patients will develop Alzheimer's disease in the future

The model had an 88 percent success rate in predicting the onset of Alzheimer's in the same patients over the course of four years.

Musical training in childhood likely to improve memory and attention, aid treatment of neurological disorders, find studies
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Musical training in childhood likely to improve memory and attention, aid treatment of neurological disorders, find studies

One of the studies indicated that just 15 months of musical training in early childhood can improve musically relevant motor and auditory skills, owing to training-induced structural changes in the brain

World Alzheimer's Day: Support and tools for caregivers limited, so are options for Alzheimer's care
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World Alzheimer's Day: Support and tools for caregivers limited, so are options for Alzheimer's care

The needs of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers aren't addressed, with the health care system already burdened with challenges in providing primary care.

Modified Mediterranean-keto diet and estrogen replacement may help reduce risk of Alzheimer's, reveal studies
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Modified Mediterranean-keto diet and estrogen replacement may help reduce risk of Alzheimer's, reveal studies

The modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet can regulate the gut microbiome in a way that improves cognitive function instead of letting it decline enough for Alzheimer’s to strike

New research shows a simple flu shot can reduce risk of Alzheimer's, heart diseases
Health

New research shows a simple flu shot can reduce risk of Alzheimer's, heart diseases

Two different associations have pointed out the effectiveness of flu shots on brain and heart health.

5 pieces of health news you may have missed because of the Coronavirus pandemic
Health

5 pieces of health news you may have missed because of the Coronavirus pandemic

Did you know a recent study found a way to revert heart damage caused due to a heart attack?

China gives nod to Oligomannate drug to treat Alzheimer’s, world's first in 20 years
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China gives nod to Oligomannate drug to treat Alzheimer’s, world's first in 20 years

If you are in your 20s, the reality of Alzheimer's might feel really far away to you. Well, what if we told you that you might not have to worry about it at all? For the first time in the 20 years, a drug for Alzheimer's that claims to reverse the condition in the early stages and substantially improve cognitive function up to stage four of the disease has been approved for human use

Mental health illness, stress and menopause related ailments to be included in insurance cover
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Mental health illness, stress and menopause related ailments to be included in insurance cover

Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, physical disabilities will not be covered by insurance policies.

12 signs of mental health illness you should not ignore
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12 signs of mental health illness you should not ignore

On World Mental Health Day, we review 12 such signs of mental health illness that you should not ignore.

Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry
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Alzheimer's Day: Carriers of risky gene show brain changes in its 20s but we don't need to worry

Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease
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World Alzheimer's Day 2019: Everything we know, don’t know and suspect about Alzheimer’s disease

Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?
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World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

21 September is World Alzheimer's Day: Here's what you need to know about this disease
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21 September is World Alzheimer's Day: Here's what you need to know about this disease

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that slowly progresses with age. The disease often goes unnoticed until significant damage has occurred.

New Alzheimer's drug from Biogen and Eisai shows promise in mid-stage trials
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New Alzheimer's drug from Biogen and Eisai shows promise in mid-stage trials

Currently prescribed drugs to Alzheimer's patients offer symptomatic relief, but do not slow, stop or reverse the damage done.