Health Highlights: July 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Blood Test for Melanoma The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created by Australian researchers. The most deadly form of skin cancer can spread quickly, so early detection is […]

Practice imperfect: Repeated cognitive testing can obscure early signs of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment or MCI, making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis and treatment. But in a paper published online in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, a team of researchers led by scientists at […]

Scientists support viability of potential way to reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk

A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. When the Taiwanese authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk […]

New biosensor could enable early non-invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through magnetic resonance imaging

UPM researchers are involved in the development of a new biosensor that can be useful to achieve an early non-invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease using magnetic resonance imaging. The presence of iron deposits in the brain is a histopathological characteristic of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, a team of researchers from diverse institutions, led by […]