Evidence mounts for Alzheimer’s, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities

This is pollution haze over Mexico City. Credit: Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas This is pollution haze over Mexico City. Credit: Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas Close A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities. Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas said […]

Alzheimer’s disease redefined: New research framework defines Alzheimer’s by brain changes, not symptoms

“NIA-AA Research Framework: Towards a Biological Definition of Alzheimer’s Disease” was published today in the April 2018 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. First author Clifford R. Jack, Jr., M.D., of Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN and colleagues propose shifting the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living people — for use […]

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms

Studying caffeine’s effect on BPSD BPSD increased for caffeine-consuming mice At Medical News Today, we often report on studies yielding the health benefits of drinking coffee. New research, however, now suggests that our beloved cup of joe might have a darker side, after finding that long-term caffeine intake could exacerbate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers […]