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Weapon Against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s May Lie in Common Kitchen Waste

The coffee grounds you throw away every morning might hold quantum secrets that could help protect against dementia and other conditions. Scientists have discovered that something called caffeic-acid based carbon quantum dots (CACQDs), which can be made from coffee grounds, may protect neurons in the brain from the damage caused by several neurodegenerative diseases, according […]

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Neurodegenerative Disease Mortality among Former Professional Soccer Players

Abstract Background Neurodegenerative disorders have been reported in elite athletes who participated in contact sports. The incidence of neurodegenerative disease among former professional soccer players has not been well characterized. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study to compare mortality from neurodegenerative disease among 7676 former professional soccer players (identified from databases of Scottish players) […]

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Neuroimaging study shows traditional Buddhist meditation tunes out external distractions

Traditional Buddhist meditations are associated with reduced attention towards external stimuli, a new study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology finds. This correlates with the Buddhist principle of gradually withdrawing from sensory-focused levels of consciousness — which are connected to the five senses. For centuries, meditation has been a cornerstone of Buddhist practice. Previously, scientific […]

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Functional Neurological Disorder Emerges After COVID Infection, Vaccines

Patients with functional neurologic disorder (FND) after SARS-CoV-2 infection had different symptoms than people with FND after COVID vaccines, retrospective data showed. Patients with post-COVID FND tended to be older, had more insidious onset, and had higher disability, according to Araceli Alonso-Canovas, MD, PhD, of Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal in Madrid, and co-authors. Those […]

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Study Says Long COVID May Cause Face Blindness

Editor’s note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. COVID-19 is known to cause some people to lose taste and smell, and to instill “brain fog,” as well. Now, new research published in Cortex, links it to face blindness – or prosopagnosia — the inability to recognize faces. […]

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Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary school. She went on to complete a rigorous training program and build a successful career as a veterinary internal medicine specialist. But in March 2020 […]

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FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab amid safety concerns

Reports of deaths potentially linked to the treatment have cast a shadow on what many hail as a landmark approval. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lecanemab, the second-ever treatment for Alzheimer’s disease intended to tackle the root of the condition and slow cognitive decline. Researchers welcome the decision, but the excitement […]

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Earlier Health Conditions Tied to Subsequent Dementia

— Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia links are time-dependentSome health conditions associated with dementia appeared early and consistently long before diagnosis, while others became significant much later, a cohort study suggested. For people with a subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the earliest and most consistent associations at all time points over a 15-year span included depression, […]