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Common bacteria linked to Alzheimer's

PHILADELPHIA, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have found a link between the bacteria Chlyamydia pneumoniae and the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease can be photographed

UPPSALA, Sweden, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University announced Tuesday they have developed a technology that will allow early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Study shows how Alzheimer's drug works

BOSTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Massachusetts researchers said they have found new clues to how a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease works to prevent dementia symptoms.

Testosterone may fight Alzheimer's in men

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A new study suggests men who experience dramatic drops in testosterone levels may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Vioxx does not prevent Alzheimer's

SAN JUAN, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A study presented at the meeting of American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Vioxx does not prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Test for risk of Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- New York University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new technique to identify healthy individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Different genes play roles in Alzheimer's

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A new study indicates the genes that influence the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease may vary over the course of an individual's lifetime.

Drug and vitamin E slow Alzheimer's

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Combining vitamin E and a drug used to treat moderate dementia might slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new Ohio State University study reports.

Fake marijuana helps Alzheimer's disease

CHICAGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Study results suggest dronabinol, a synthetic version of THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, may reduce agitation for Alzheimer's sufferers.

Study: A jump in Alzheimer's by 2050

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A new study has dramatically increased the number of Americans expected to suffer from Alzheimers disease by 2050.

Drug companies race against memory loss

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical companies are investigating dozens of compounds to help people who have memory problems due to Alzheimer''s disease. Much of the excitement among pharmaceutical companies stems from advances in clarifying some of the brain processes and bio

Eating fish may cut risk of Alzheimer's

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- New research indicates eating fish, nuts and oil-based salad dressings may reduce one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Obesity is linked with Alzheimer's disease

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- A new study released Monday shows overweight elderly people are more likely to suffer Alzheimer's disease than thin people.

Psychiatric drug may thwart Alzheimer's

PHILADELPHIA, May 21 (UPI) -- A drug used to treat manic depression could provide a one-of-a-kind, two-punch treatment against Alzheimer's disease, scientists said Wednesday.

Alzheimer's linked to magnets in brain

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England, April 14 (UPI) -- Researchers have found tiny magnets embedded in brain cells that appear to be linked to Alzheimer's disease.

Supplement fails to ease Alzheimer's

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 (UPI) -- New research released Monday suggests an over-the-counter dietary supplement has proved to be useless in treating Alzheimer's disease patients.

Drug slows progression of Alzheimer's

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (UPI) -- Researchers said Wednesday a new drug is effective in stalling the progression of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.

Painkillers can thwart Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- California researchers reported Wednesday over-the-counter painkillers may dissolve the brain lesions that characterize, and promote, Alzheimer's disease.

New test can diagnose Alzheimer's

SYDNEY, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- An Australian neuroscientist has developed a simple skin test for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

HRT might reduce Alzheimer's risk

BALTIMORE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A new study suggests hormone replacement therapy does protect women from developing Alzheimer's disease, but to be effective the treatment must be applied during a limited and as-yet-undefined period of time, researchers reported Tuesday.

New approach blocks Alzheimer's in mice

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of South Florida reported Monday they have developed a novel treatment that stops Alzheimer's disease in mice.

Estrogen could worsen Alzheimer's

TUCSON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Postmenopausal women suffering from Alzheimer's disease taking estrogen could worsen their memory loss, a new study released Sunday suggests.

Potential Alzheimer's vaccine gets boost

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Prospects for a vaccine to treat Alzheimer's disease got a shot in the arm Sunday as Swiss and Canadian researchers reported encouraging results from new studies.

Common drugs cut Alzheimer's risk

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Aspirin or other common, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appear to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's Disease in people over 65 if the medications are taken for more than two years, researchers reported Monday.

Govt urged to halt Alzheimer's study

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A consumer group Wednesday called for the federal government to halt a study examining whether common painkiller drugs can prevent Alzheimer's disease because the group claims the drugs used in the trial have been shown to be ineffective.
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