THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Could drugs that give a boost to men’s sexual performance help them stave off Alzheimer’s disease? That’s the main finding from a study suggesting that erectile dysfunction meds like Cialis, Levitra and Viagra might lower the odds for the memory-robbing illness. The studyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests healthy lifestyles can help stave off dementia, perhaps by building a resilient ‘cognitive reserve’ in the aging brain. The study was based on the brain autopsies on 586 people who lived to an average age of almost 91. Researchers comparedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Biogen, maker of the Alzheimer’s medicine Aduhelm, announced Wednesday that it would “discontinue the development and commercialization” of the controversial drug. Biogen will return the rights to Aduhelm to Neurimmune, the private firm that invented it, the company said in a statement. It’sContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Five of eight British children who received human growth hormone from the pituitary glands of deceased donors went on to develop early-onset Alzheimer’s disease many decades later, researchers report. Researchers at University College London (UCL) suspect that the growth hormone received by theseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A daily multivitamin could help people keep their brains healthy as they age, a new trial finds. Results suggest taking multivitamins could help prevent memory loss and slow cognitive aging among older adults, researchers report in the Jan. 18 issue of the AmericanContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — From alcohol use to social isolation, poor hearing and heart disease, researchers have identified more than a dozen non-genetic factors that up the risk of dementia for people under 65. Though about 370,000 new cases a year of young-onset dementia are diagnosed worldwide,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A common stomach bug may play a part in Alzheimer’s disease risk. New research found that older folks infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had greater odds for developing Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. “Given the global aging population, dementia numbersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — In preliminary findings, Swedish researchers say taking a cholesterol-lowering statin could also slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect, but might pave the way to a trial that could confirm such a link, said study author Sara Garcia-Ptacek, anContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Are you necessarily at higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease just because you’re 80, and not 75? New research shows it’s more complex than that. The findings suggest that it’s the pace of buildup in the brain of Alzheimer’s-linked amyloid protein plaques that mattersContinue Reading