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Dementia symptoms: THESE could be signs of early brain decline

Making small mistakes while completing everyday tasks could be a very early sign of dementia, scientists have revealed. Accidentally leaving a teabag in a mug of coffee, or checking the fridge for milk that’s already on the side, could be a sign that cognitive ability was already fading, according to a US study. Future Alzheimer’s disease patients could miss out ...

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Dementia news: THIS type of brain training has been found to REDUCE risk of symptoms

Dementia is most likely in those who are older, with most people diagnosed over the age of 65. Other risk factors of the increasingly prevalent condition – which will see a million sufferers by 2025 – include lack of exercise, smoking and poor diet. However, new research released today has shown that computerised brain training could lower the likelihood of ...

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Brain condition warning: THIS neurological disorder is set to grow FASTER than Alzheimer’s

Brain, spine and nerve conditions are collectively known as neurological disorders, and commonly include Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis. However, another type of neurological disorder is set to overtake the already high rate of Alzheimer’s growth within decades, according to scientists.  Parkinson’s disease, in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over the years, will outpace the leading ...

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Alzheimer's breakthrough: Early stages could be picked up before plaques develop in brain

Scientists have pin-pointed a “bio-marker” that spots a protein made when the brain gets inflamed or damaged and increases before the tell-tale plaques develop – the first sign the disease is taking hold. Experts said the findings could be used to diagnose those patients at high risk of the debilitating disease and used to deliver drugs to areas of the ...

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Cancer: TOXIC arsenic treatment could triple life expectancy of brain tumour patients

The chemical could be used with current treatments for the most common type of deadly brain tumours, scientists have revealed. Treating patients with the chemical could increase their life expectancy by three or four times after diagnosis, they claimed. Arsenic is currently used to fight a rare blood cancer, known as acute promyelocytic leukaemia. But, it could also be used ...

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Depression treated with MAGIC mushrooms: Mind-altering drug 'reboots' the brain

A mind-altering magic mushroom drug can treat depression by “rebooting” the brain, research suggests. Scientists tested the drug psilocybin on 19 depressed patients who could not be helped by conventional treatments. The patients reported an immediate mood improvement described by some as an “afterglow” effect that lasted up to five weeks. Brain scans indicated the drug had re-set the activity ...

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After two brain surgeries, a loss of language and a breakup, beat producer Tokimonsta reflects on a tough few years

What happens when music stops making sense? In early 2016, that nightmare scenario befell the electronic beat producer Jennifer Lee. After a creative ascent in which rhythm and melody fed her spirit while propelling her to international attention, she suddenly ceased to properly compute language and music. Instead, the organized sound that once was her lifeblood turned into what she ...

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