Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arrowing in on Alzheimer's disease

Recently the number of genes known to be associated with Alzheimer's disease has increased from four to eight, including the MS4A gene cluster on chromosome 11. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Postponing retirement may delay dementia

(AP) -- Working a few years beyond retirement could help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to a new British study published Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Down syndrome trial may hold key to learning

(Medical Xpress)—An ingredient used for decades in cough syrup, and to treat a variety of conditions, could hold the key to improving memory, language, and learning in people with Down syndrome.

Attention deficit disorders

Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they ...

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