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Scientists Find Unusual Form of Iron and Copper in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

A group of scientists say they’ve made a surprising and potentially very important discovery in the brains of two people with Alzheimer’s disease: traces of a particular form of iron and copper deep inside deposits of amyloid plaque, a key marker of the fatal disease. The find raises more questions about how…Read more...
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Why Scientists Are Worried About a New Alzheimer's Drug Up for FDA Approval

The fate of an experimental dementia drug will be decided within days. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration is set to announce whether it will approve Biogen’s antibody-based therapy aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—the first intended to slow down the progression of the incurable ailment. But…Read more...
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A Dementia-Like Illness Has Sickened Over 40 People in Canada

Doctors in Canada are puzzled over a cluster of people coming down with a dementia-like brain disorder with no known diagnosis. Over the past half-decade, dozens of residents in New Brunswick are thought to have developed the condition, which includes symptoms such as memory loss, behavioral changes, and…Read more...
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Seven things you didn’t know could kill you

Medicine has advanced so much over the years, it’s hard to believe that some diseases still exist or don’t have a cure. Commonly known conditions such as cancer, stroke, and heart disease are scary enough, but there are plenty of other conditions that are potentially deadlier. From Black Death to Stone Man Syndrome, here are some lesser known medical killers, many of which have no cure.Commotio CordisCommotio Cordis refers to a severe cardiac arrhythmia, triggered by a blow to the chest directly...
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