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Living near busy roads increases dementia risk claims study

BOSTON: Dementia is more common in people who live near main roads, a major study has found, raising more concern about impacts of traffic pollution on people’s health.

Researchers tracked 6.6 million people in Ontario, Canada, over the decade to 2012. They found that the Read More »

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Mushrooms could be newest superfood to stave off dementia

NEW YORK: Mushrooms could be a new ‘ superfood ‘ as they can help stave off dementia , according to new research.

The fungi contain chemicals that boost nerves in the brains by preventing inflammation and a study of eleven types of mushrooms – some already Read More »

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Statins may protect from Alzheimer’s

SYDNEY: Cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by millions of Australians might protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a large study suggests.

A new analysis of 400,000 Americans who took statins during a two-year period found that for many people, the higher their use, the lower their risk of Alzheimer’s Read More »

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Melbourne patients world’s first to gain access to drug trial

MELBOURNE: Melbourne patients will be the first in the world to access a breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug shown to wake people up from the devastating impacts of dementia.

Up to 300 Australians will be offered the chance to trial experimental drug Anavex 2-73 next year in Read More »

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