Researchers: Improving Eyesight May Help Prevent Dementia

As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.

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When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

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Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.

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Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms

New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms.

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Football Practices Pose More Concussion Risk Than Games, Study Suggests

The report will fuel the longstanding debate about safety in college football, but changes do not appear to be imminent.

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