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Thursday 10 October 2013
Historic ‘turning point’ hailed as UK researchers discover how to halt death of brain cells, opening new pathway for future drug treatments
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Good scientists are careful not to overplay the significance of their own research, let alone the research of others. So when leading lights in the field speak of possible “turning points” and “history”, it is worth sitting up and paying attention.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Women who experience stressful events such as divorce are at a higher risk of developing the condition
Sunday 29 September 2013
The World Until Yesterday opens with a fascinating scene: Port Moresby airport in Papua New Guinea, 2006, a picture of modernity, staffed by New Guineans, tapping on computers, screening baggage, flying planes. Yet it is only 80 years or so since the New Guinea Highlands were “discovered” by Australia. The grandparents of today’s New Guinean pilots, clerks and baggage handlers were still using stone tools.
World Alzheimer Report: Global number of dependent older people will nearly treble to 277m by 2050 - with almost half suffering from dementia
Thursday 19 September 2013
The number of dependent older people in the world will nearly treble to 277m by 2050, according to a new report, with almost half of those suffering from dementia.
Thursday 12 September 2013
Postal and absentee votes are still being counted, but Sophie Mirabella seems almost certain of losing her seat in northern Victoria
Friday 06 September 2013
Today's Google Doodle features a frame-by-frame sketch of Brazilian footballer Leonidas da Silva performing a 'bicycle kick' on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Thursday 05 September 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer’s, research suggests.
Monday 05 August 2013
Figures suggest the longer a woman spends breastfeeding, the lower the overall risk becomes
Saturday 03 August 2013
Dr Willie Stewart found that high impact sports could lead to the disease normally associated with former boxers
Monday 29 July 2013
Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests.
Friday 26 July 2013
Drugs used to treat high blood pressure could slow the rate of cognitive decline in dementia patients, research suggests.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Figure now 670,000 with credit given to better early life education and improved heart care - but rise in obesity could send figure up again
Monday 15 July 2013
Pilot scheme in Scotland sees specially-trained pet partners helping care for the elderly
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'