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Friday 04 March 2011
Brain cells that play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease have been created in the laboratory by scientists.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
The former president Jacques Chirac yesterday denied rumours that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Monday 31 January 2011
Former French president Jacques Chirac may have Alzheimer's disease – raising doubts over his capacity to face a corruption trial next month – a Paris newspaper said yesterday.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
A public dispute has broken out between the former president Ronald Reagan’s two sons over whether their father began suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s while still in office.
Sunday 16 January 2011
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Wednesday 22 December 2010
Early signs of Alzheimer's can be detected in apparently healthy people with a combination of brain scans and spinal fluid testing, a study has shown.
Monday 20 December 2010
New ways of diagnosing and treating dozens of brain disorders could soon emerge from a pioneering study of the chemical and genetic makeup of the vital microscopic gaps between nerve cells that control all brain functions.
Friday 10 December 2010
Phew! That's some relief. This novel is extremely good in familiar ways – and therein, precisely, lies its surprise. When Armistead Maupin first returned to the world of Barbary Lane, San Francisco, resurrecting the characters of his hugely popular, six-volume Tales of the City series for Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), the effect was underwhelming. There was a welcome message contained in the title – that "Mouse" Tolliver, a character who turned HIV-positive in Sure of You (1989), had survived the Aids epidemic, thanks to the restorative power of protease inhibitors.
Thursday 02 December 2010
People exposed to pesticides for many years may be at greater risk of dementia. The warning comes from a study of 614 French vineyard workers whose mental functioning was tested over a period of up to six years between 1997 and 2003.
Monday 29 November 2010
Healthy people who walk at least six miles a week have bigger brains, better memories and improved mental function compared with couch potatoes, a study has found.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Heavy smoking in mid-life more than doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Hundreds of thousands of people denied access to Alzheimer's drugs could now get them after a U-turn by the health watchdog, it was announced yesterday. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) caused controversy in 2006 and 2007 when it ruled that the medicines would only be available to people in moderate stages of the disease.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
The global cost of dementia this year will be £388 billion - more than 1% of GDP, according to a report out today.
Monday 13 September 2010
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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