Health

Former NFL pros push for end to kids' tackle football

(HealthDay)—A group of former National Football League greats—including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins—is urging parents not to let their children play ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Findings could lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Korean researchers have identified the cause of olfactory dysfunction in the early stage of Alzheimer's diseases. It is expected to be used in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and therapeutic research.

Neuroscience

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. The suspected cause is repeated head blows, an almost unavoidable ...

Neuroscience

Dendritic Golgi as key cause of degenerative brain disease

A joint research team of DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) has identified the early neuropathic mechanism of polyglutamine brain disease, one of the representative degenerative brain diseases. They ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How much does dementia risk increase after traumatic brain injury?

Having a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in middle-age is associated with an increased risk for future dementia, according to a retrospective of study of more than 40,000 TBI patients published in PLOS Medicine ...

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