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For people with irregular heartbeats, the anti-clotting medication warfarin can prevent strokes. But, combined with other medications over a long period of time, it may cause other health problems.
Mental games can help keep brains sharp, but warding off dementia that can occur in old age may take more than that. New research examined whether a vitamin supplement could help.
Researchers have long debated whether a single brain injury can raise a patient's risk for dementia. And new research suggests that it might.
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.
A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.
Anti-anxiety medicines can be helpful treatments for the short term. But new research found that they may also be risky.
Not all prescription medicines deliver benefits that make paying for them worthwhile. And some medicines to treat patients with advanced dementia may be among them.
Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.
After a stroke, patients often show slower brain function. But declining memory and attention in stroke-free adults may be a risk factor for future strokes.
Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.