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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
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains