Monthly Archives: September 2014

Investigating Higher Rates of Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

Findings suggest that biological, genetic, and cultural influences may play significant roles in the gender disparity between those who get Alzheimer’s. A push for gender-specific research has been advocated for in order to further understand the underlying reasons behind why women … Continue reading

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Google to Join in Aging Research

Google has officially jumped into the medical business with a $1.5 Billion splash: The technology giant has announced the building of a new aging research center to develop new treatments for aging-related diseases in partnership with Abbvie, a medical drug research company. … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Insomnia Medication Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published in the medical journal BMJ has found that benzodiazepines, used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders, may be linked to an increased risk in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found a 51% rate of Alzheimer’s cases in elders who … Continue reading

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New Study Has Seniors Learning to Fall Better

For seniors, falling can be catastrophic. Most prevention methods involve improving balance and strength, but it is difficult to tell which exercises are actually effective in preventing future falls. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are testing the hypothesis … Continue reading

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