Could lithium help to prevent dementia?



A study of more than 800,000 people in Denmark finds that those exposed to higher levels of lithium in drinking water were at lower risk of dementia.



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Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease'



The ApoE gene may have a more influential role than first thought; it may amplify the damage done by the tau protein, causing neurodegeneration.



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Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure



A new study finds a strong correlation between a high individual salt intake and the risk of heart failure over a period of 12 years.



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Sinus infections: Are they contagious?



Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms.



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Type 2 diabetes: Sponge implants may reduce blood sugar and weight gain



Scientists find that implanting a spongy material into fat tissue of type 2 diabetic mice reduces blood glucose and lessens weight gained on high-fat diet.



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Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?



Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.



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Insomnia: Like mother, like child?



A study examines the link between the sleeping patterns of parents and those of their kids. The mother’s insomnia may be key for the child’s sleep quality.



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How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's



Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.



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Mobile phone use while pregnant not linked to child neurodevelopment problems



Mobile phone use during pregnancy is unlikely to have any adverse effects on child neurodevelopment, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.



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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events



Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.



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