The top three modifiable factors that increase your risk of dementia

Certain lifestyle factors can influence dementia risk, and a new study highlights the top threats to Americans today: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma. The researchers found that in the last decade alone there has been a shift in the most important modifiable risk factors for dementia in the United States. … Read more

The top three modifiable factors that increase your risk of dementia

Certain lifestyle factors can influence dementia risk, and a new study highlights the top threats to Americans today: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma. The researchers found that in the past decade alone there has been a shift in the most important modifiable risk factors for dementia in the United States. … Read more

Scientists have identified the brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have identified the specific brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease and discovered what makes them so vulnerable. Led by neurobiologists Tushar Kamath and Abdulraouf Abdulraouf of the Broad Institute, the team studied the brain cells of deceased individuals either Parkinson’s disease or dementia, compared to people not affected by either of these disorders. … Read more

FDA clears diagnostic test for early Alzheimer’s disease

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first in vitro diagnostic to aid in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Lumipulse G β-Amyloid Ratio 1-42/1-40 test (Fujirebio Diagnostics) detects amyloid plaques associated with AD in adults aged 55 years or older who are screened for AD and other causes … Read more

Think 8 hours of sleep is the best? Think again ! | Science | In-depth science and technology reporting | DW

Most of us have internalized it as a general rule: a full night’s sleep means eight hours for adults. But that may no longer be true once people reach a certain age. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK and Fudan University in China found that seven hours of sleep … Read more

Think 8 hours of sleep is the best? Think again ! | Science | In-depth science and technology reporting | DW

Most of us have internalized it as a general rule: a full night’s sleep means eight hours for adults. But that may no longer be true once people reach a certain age. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK and Fudan University in China found that seven hours of sleep … Read more

More or less than seven hours of sleep could lead you to dementia, scientists warn

Eight hours is no longer the ideal amount of sleep each night in middle age, according to science. Cambridge University researchers now recommend people spend seven hours – which they say is the sweet spot for general health and conjuration dementia. The downgrade comes after studying the sleeping habits of half a million Britons aged … Read more

More or less than seven hours of sleep could lead you to dementia, scientists warn

Eight hours is no longer the ideal amount of sleep each night in middle age, according to science. Cambridge University researchers now recommend people spend seven hours – which they say is the sweet spot for general health and conjuration dementia. The downgrade comes after studying the sleeping habits of half a million Britons aged … Read more