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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.
Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests.
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease.
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday.
MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds

An MRI scan that measures blood flow in the brain may help predict which older adults are at risk for future memory loss, a preliminary study suggests.
Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

A researcher is reporting success in a small study of reversing memory problems associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease by using a complex program of lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones.
Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer's, the moment can be bittersweet -- will the patient even remember or care that the loved one was there?
Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia -- even late in life, according to new research.

 

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