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The Diet That Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.

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Autism Treatment: Some Kids Miss Out

As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.

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Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.

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Smoke Gets in Your Brain

If you smoke, are overweight, or have hypertension or diabetes, your brain health may be in jeopardy, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal.

Cambria “Cami” Tate is still recovering from acute flaccid myelitis more than 18 months later.  Some are calling AFM the new polio.

How to Protect Your Child From This Polio-like Condition

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a very rare but serious neurological condition that mimics polio. In 2018, 223 cases were reported in the U.S. — more than ever before. Like the flu, this virus changes every year — here’s what to know to stay ahead of it.

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7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Suicide Risk

According to a study, people treated for traumatic brain injury have a higher risk for suicide than people in the general population without a brain injury.

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Migraine Prevention Treatment Released — What It Means For You

Migraneurs have waited so long for this moment — some of you, your whole lives. Now let’s find out how this treatment is going to change your life. Find out how Aimovig is administered, how often, how much it costs, and whether its right for you.

Ongoing Depression May Raise Risk of Dementia

Ongoing Depression May Raise Risk of Dementia

When symptoms of depression escalate during later life, the risk of developing dementia increases.

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Do Infections Trigger Alzheimer's Disease?

Beta-amyloid, a key culprit in Alzheimer’s, is also part of the immune system, leading scientists to speculate that infections might trigger the disease.