THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As it stands, no one blood test or brain scan can definitively diagnose Parkinson’s disease. But researchers report this may soon change if a new blood test continues to show promise. The test measures DNA damage in the mitochondria of cells, which isContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication after a bleeding stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage, may lower the risk of a subsequent stroke caused by a blood clot, according to new research. “Previous research has had mixed results on the risk of stroke in people who areContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) may be striking some at much younger ages than thought possible: New research has uncovered early signs of the condition in amateur athletes who died young after playing contact sports. The troubling findingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Older people who take adult education classes may lower their risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Japanese research suggests. Middle-aged folks and older people in adult education classes had a 19% lower risk of developing dementia within five years, the researchers found. “WeContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It might not seem like constipation or difficulty swallowing could signal a neurological problem, but new research suggests that these gut conditions could be an early indicator of Parkinson’s disease. Gastrointestinal symptoms are also thought to precede the development of cerebrovascular disease, includingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Two recently approved treatments offer newfound hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but most people who could benefit will likely be deemed ineligible, a new study finds. Alzheimer’s affects about 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older. But onlyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Some patients with acute brain injuries can’t respond to verbal commands, making them appear to be unconscious though they still have some level of awareness. Researchers recently studied this hidden consciousness to better understand this puzzling phenomenon. “Our study suggests that patients withContinue Reading