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Aduhelm is the first Alzheimer's medication in nearly 20 years and has been granted conditional approval by the FDA.(AP)

‘People are desperate’: FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug causes worry for doctors

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 09:47 PM IST
  • Three experts even resigned from an FDA committee over the agency’s decision to approve a medicine that only slowed the mental decline in one study that was marred by hard-to-interpret results.
Exercise training may prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, says study(Unsplash)
Exercise training may prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, says study(Unsplash)

Exercise training may prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, says study

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Increasing evidence shows that physical activity and exercise training may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In ageing humans, aerobic exercise training increases grey and white matter volume enhances blood flow and improves memory function.
In ageing humans, aerobic exercise training increases grey and white matter volume enhances blood flow and improves memory function.(File image)
In ageing humans, aerobic exercise training increases grey and white matter volume enhances blood flow and improves memory function.(File image)

Aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults: Study

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 11:26 AM IST
A recent study shows a memory biomarker, myokine Cathepsin B (CTSB), increased in older adults following a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training.
The FDA said that the clinical trials for the treatment, to be sold under the brand name Aduhelm, showed a reduction in the plaques that is expected to lead to a reduction in the clinical decline of patients.(AP)
The FDA said that the clinical trials for the treatment, to be sold under the brand name Aduhelm, showed a reduction in the plaques that is expected to lead to a reduction in the clinical decline of patients.(AP)

US FDA approves Biogen Inc's drug for Alzheimer's disease

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 09:18 PM IST
Aducanumab aims to remove sticky deposits of a protein called amyloid beta from the brains of patients in earlier stages of Alzheimer's in order to stave off its ravages, which include memory loss and the ability to care for one's self.
Secondary infections inflame brain, worsening cognition in Alzheimer's: Study(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Secondary infections inflame brain, worsening cognition in Alzheimer's: Study(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

Secondary infections inflame brain, worsening cognition in Alzheimer's: Study

ANI | , Washington [us]
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Scientists believe that key brain cells (astrocytes and microglia) are already in an active state due to inflammation caused by AD and this new research shows that secondary infections can then trigger an over-the-top response in those cells.
New brain research offers hope for Alzheimer's disease(Unsplash)
New brain research offers hope for Alzheimer's disease(Unsplash)

New brain study offers hope for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's

ANI | , Arizona
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 10:08 AM IST
For a new study, researchers looked into the tangles of the brain that result in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and ways they can be treated. The study was published in the Acta Neuropathologica journal.
According to the study, if people do develop Alzheimer's disease, those with depression may start experiencing dementia symptoms about two years earlier than those who do not have depression.(Pixabay)
According to the study, if people do develop Alzheimer's disease, those with depression may start experiencing dementia symptoms about two years earlier than those who do not have depression.(Pixabay)

Depression, anxiety linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease: Study

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Having depression is known to increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study has found that depression and anxiety are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Your current sleep pattern can estimate Alzheimer’s disease(Twitter/firefighters999)
Your current sleep pattern can estimate Alzheimer’s disease(Twitter/firefighters999)

Sleep pattern linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Neuroscientists estimate when and how it will develop

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Recent researches show that your current sleeping pattern can estimate when and how Alzheimer’s disease will develop in your brain
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease frequently suffer from spatial memory loss, such as no recognition of where they are, and forgetting where they put their belongings. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease frequently suffer from spatial memory loss, such as no recognition of where they are, and forgetting where they put their belongings. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Brain network mechanism causes spatial memory impairment, onset of Alzheimer’s: Study

Irvine (California) [USA] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Spatial memory impairment, such as wandering behaviour, is one of the most troublesome symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, and it occurs in more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s patients.
Alzheimer’s - a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental function.(Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s - a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental function.(Shutterstock)

Lead exposure linked to Alzheimer’s disease: ICMR study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Lead is a common pollutant that can get into environment from a number of commonly used materials like paints, cosmetics, batteries, glass and low grade toys, and is known to affect the central nervous system after prolonged exposure.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Some of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease include memory loss, problems with language, difficulty performing familiar tasks, changes in personality and difficulty keeping track of things.(Shutterstock)
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Some of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease include memory loss, problems with language, difficulty performing familiar tasks, changes in personality and difficulty keeping track of things.(Shutterstock)

World Alzheimer’s Day 2018, early signs of the disease and how to deal with it

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 03:34 PM IST
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018: Unusual memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease. Here are 10 early signs that you probably ignore and what to do if you notice them.
Air pollution is linked to dementia. The chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot are known to boost the risk for heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems, especially asthma.(Shutterstock)
Air pollution is linked to dementia. The chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot are known to boost the risk for heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems, especially asthma.(Shutterstock)

Air pollution can increase risk of dementia

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 10:26 AM IST
Air pollution in urban areas, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, says a new study.
Dietary fibre promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut.(Shutterstock)
Dietary fibre promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut.(Shutterstock)

High-fibre diet can reduce brain inflammation caused by ageing

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 02:52 PM IST
Fibre that is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes can reduce brain inflammation during ageing, says a new study.
The study used data from a long-term research started in 1958 that followed the health of thousands of volunteers as they age. As part of the study’s periodic exams, volunteers filled a questionnaire between 1991 and 2000.(Shutterstock)
The study used data from a long-term research started in 1958 that followed the health of thousands of volunteers as they age. As part of the study’s periodic exams, volunteers filled a questionnaire between 1991 and 2000.(Shutterstock)

If you feel very sleepy during the day, you might be at risk of getting Alzheimer’s

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US suggest that getting adequate nighttime sleep could be a way to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
50 million people around the world suffer from dementia. The number is expected to almost double ever 20 years, reaching 131 million by 2050.(Shutterstock)
50 million people around the world suffer from dementia. The number is expected to almost double ever 20 years, reaching 131 million by 2050.(Shutterstock)

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Having a history of stroke can increase dementia risk by around 70%, says a new study which shows the link between the two diseases.
A brain specialist says that kids under the age of 12 to 14 should play a less contact form of soccer which we should develop for them. Kids between 12 and 18 can play but should not head the ball.(Shutterstock)
A brain specialist says that kids under the age of 12 to 14 should play a less contact form of soccer which we should develop for them. Kids between 12 and 18 can play but should not head the ball.(Shutterstock)

Heading footballs can cause brain damage in children, says expert

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Children under the age of 18 may be risking brain injury and later-life Alzheimer’s Disease from brain trauma caused by heading footballs, according to a brain specialist.
Kaya kalpa is a set of therapies that can reverse the physical degeneration caused by age.(Shutterstock)
Kaya kalpa is a set of therapies that can reverse the physical degeneration caused by age.(Shutterstock)

Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Dr Keshav K Singh, a professor of genetics, pathology and environmental health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has demonstrated how boosting the function of the mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells, makes wrinkles disappear and restores hair growth.
In the technique of encoded enactment, subjects are encouraged to act through the activity they must remember to do for better memory recall.(Shutterstock)
In the technique of encoded enactment, subjects are encouraged to act through the activity they must remember to do for better memory recall.(Shutterstock)

They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:06 PM IST
For people suffering from memory problems, a good solution could be to act through the activity they must remember to do.
Participants took tests of their memory and thinking skills to see whether they had developed Alzheimer’s disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment.(Shutterstock)
Participants took tests of their memory and thinking skills to see whether they had developed Alzheimer’s disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment.(Shutterstock)

Pregnancy history may be tied to risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Seoul
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Women who had experienced an incomplete pregnancy were about half as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as women who had never had an incomplete pregnancy.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the two most common neurological diseases affecting the elderly.(Shutterstock)

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease can be prevented with the help of this gene

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Researchers found that the Ankrd16 gene rescued specific neurons, which in turn help in the prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
High blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg. The higher number is called systolic blood pressure, the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart beats. The lower number is called diastolic blood pressure, the pressure when the heart is at rest.(Shutterstock)
High blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg. The higher number is called systolic blood pressure, the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart beats. The lower number is called diastolic blood pressure, the pressure when the heart is at rest.(Shutterstock)

Keep blood pressure in check, higher numbers may cause brain disease

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 10:01 AM IST
High blood pressure could be linked to risk of brain disease among the elderly, including lesions and Alzheimer’s Disease, says a new study.
A high-fat diet results in increased inflammation and stress in the hippocampus (responsible for long-term memory) and prefrontal cortex (responsible for complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural function).(Shutterstock)
A high-fat diet results in increased inflammation and stress in the hippocampus (responsible for long-term memory) and prefrontal cortex (responsible for complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural function).(Shutterstock)

Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 12:31 PM IST
Ageing, combined with a high-fat and high-sugar diet, can result in increased inflammation and may contribute to the early development of Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study.
A compound found in green tea is being studied for its ability to prevent deaths caused by atherosclerosis.(Shutterstock)
A compound found in green tea is being studied for its ability to prevent deaths caused by atherosclerosis.(Shutterstock)

Superdrink green tea has compound that prevents death from heart attack

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 10:43 AM IST
A new study says that a compound found in green tea could be used to devise treatments that prevent deaths from heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis.
Music taps into the salience network of the brain that is still relatively functioning.(Shutterstock)
Music taps into the salience network of the brain that is still relatively functioning.(Shutterstock)

Music reduces anxiety, activates brain regions of Alzheimer’s patients

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 03:35 PM IST
A new study shows that music-based treatments can alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia.
ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Genetic link between ALS and rare dementia may help treat both disorders

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 04:52 PM IST
A recent study has found a genetic association between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that primarily affects movement, and a rare form of dementia.
Clinical trials have stumbled, with recent research showing that up to 30% of participants trying experimental drugs did not have the Alzheimer’s disease-related brain change targeted by the medicine.(Shutterstock)
Clinical trials have stumbled, with recent research showing that up to 30% of participants trying experimental drugs did not have the Alzheimer’s disease-related brain change targeted by the medicine.(Shutterstock)

Define Alzheimer’s disease by brain changes, not symptoms, urge experts

Agence France-Presse, Tampa | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Alzheimer’s affects some 44 million people around the world, but remains poorly understood, with no effective treatments despite billions of dollars spent on research.
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