FDA grants priority review for Alzheimer's drug Lecanemab, say Eisai, Biogen
The FDA accepted Eisai's supplemental Biologics License Application for the drug, supporting the transition from the accelerated approval granted in January
Why a new Alzheimer’s drug is having a slow US debut
Two big factors behind the slow debut, experts say, are scant insurance coverage and a long setup time needed by many health systems
Alzheimer's: Conscious efforts and lifestyle changes will help manage risk factors
The modifiable risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, impaired hearing, impaired vision, lower education levels, low levels of social contact, and air pollution
Chris Hemsworth is at high risk of developing Alzheimer's, says, 'I just didn't want to manipulate it and overdramatise'
Thor star emphasised that this finding doesn’t mean that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and neither does it mean that he will definitely develop the condition.
5 myths about Alzheimer's disease
With age, many people become more forgetful and occasionally lose or misplace things
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On World Mental Health Day, we review 12 such signs of mental health illness that you should not ignore.