Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise may slow brain deterioration in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Exercising may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer disease, according to a proof-of-concept study published Sept. 17 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Medical research

A possible blood test for early-stage Alzheimer's disease

A large team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across South Korea has developed a possible blood test to detect the early stages of Alzheimer's disease in patients who have yet to exhibit symptoms. In ...

Neuroscience

Study suggests potential therapy for Huntington's disease

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that Huntington's disease may take effect much earlier in life than was previously believed, and that a new drug may be key in controlling ...

Cardiology

Ultra-early neurological deterioration common in stroke

(HealthDay)—Ultra-early neurological deterioration (U-END) occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Two regimens fail to stop declines in β-cell function

(HealthDay)—Neither glargine followed by metformin nor metformin alone halts the progressive deterioration of β-cell function in youth with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or recently-diagnosed type 2 diabetes, according ...

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Deterioration

Deterioration is a term now commonly used in health care, to describe worsening of a patient's condition. It is often used as a shortened form of 'deterioration not recognised or not acted upon'. Much work to reduce harm from deterioration has been undertaken by the National Patient Safety Agency.

Deterioration, from Latin deteriorare "to make worse", from deterior "lower, worse", may refer to:

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