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Trials of Once-Promising BACE Inhibitor for Alzheimer's Have Halted
Feb 15, 2017
“Virtually no chance of finding a positive clinical effect.”
First Person: Parte for a Mother
Jan 27, 2017
Hans Steiner, MD
Can loss make you a better doctor? A psychiatrist reflects on his mother's death.
Breakthrough Discovery in AIDS-Related Dementia
Jan 19, 2017
The neuron protein CCR5 looks to play a key role AIDS-related dementia.
How Do you Ask a Patient to OK Postmortem Brain Donation?
Jan 13, 2017
Jessica Zwerling, MD
It sounds like a difficult conversation but it's well worth having. Tips from an MD.
Diabetes: A Year in Review
Dec 30, 2016
From observations about butter and questions about acne to findings about flu shots and platypus venom, dozens of fascinating studies came out in 2016 regarding the disease.
The Off-Target Effects of Acid-Reduction Therapy
Dec 12, 2016
Acid-reduction can have 4 potentially off-target effects. This is one in a series of articles about practical tidbits regarding the alimentary tract.
Life's Too Short and It Just Got Shorter, CDC Says
Dec 08, 2016
The latest tallies on US life expectancy show its down a bit.
Alzheimer's Disease Proteins Could Be the Leading Cause of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Nov 23, 2016
Scientists found that amyloid beta proteins accumulate in the retinas of AMD patients – the same types of proteins that settle in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Linking Alzheimer's Disease, Antipsychotics, and Pneumonia
Nov 17, 2016
For Alzheimer’s disease patients, the risk of pneumonia could be increased with the use of antipsychotic medications, according to findings published in the journal Chest.
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