THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Certain changes in a part of the brain stem, visible in scans, might be a potential early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Using different brain imaging techniques, researchers found that lesser “integrity” in the brain stem region was linked toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A study of millions of people vaccinated against COVID-19 has identified those at greatest risk of hospitalization and death after breakthrough infection. The most vulnerable are those who are immunosuppressed from chemotherapy, a recent bone marrow or solid organ transplant, or HIV/AIDS. AlsoContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol made in the brain may spur development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Cholesterol made by cells called astrocytes is needed for controlling production of amyloid beta, a sticky protein that builds up in the brain and accumulates into the plaquesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Movement can be very difficult for people with Parkinson’s disease, as shaking and stiffness play havoc with balance, coordination and gait. There are many different tricks Parkinson’s patients can use to improve their walking and avoid injury from a bad tumble — butContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients undergoing a treatment that depletes a type of immune cell that fuels MS attacks still have a strong response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, a new study finds. “The message from this study is clear — it is worthwhile forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to be somehow linked to risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a new multigenerational study has found. Parents and grandparents of people with ADHD have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia than people with no ADHD in theirContinue Reading