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Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

A new study reported a 50% increase in the number of calls to poison control centers about dietary supplements. READ MORE

Nine Lifestyle Factors May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

New research suggests that a third of dementia cases may be preventable.

Can Overactive Bladder Medication Harm Your Cognitive Health?

Oxybutynin, one of the most popular medications for overactive bladder, may harm brain health.

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Poor Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A recent study suggests that poor sleep quality is associated with increased markers of Alzheimer's disease.

Does Chronic Pain Increase Dementia Risk?

A recent study suggests that chronic pain is associated with faster memory decline and increased dementia risk.

New Study Says Even Light Drinking Can Harm Your Brain

Previous research has suggested that light drinking could protect the brain, but this study found no benefits.

APOE and Gender

Having APOE4, a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's, may mean different things depending on your gender.

Is Diet Soda Harming Your Brain Health?

One study says older adults who regularly drink artificially sweetened beverages were about three times more likely to develop Alzheimer's.

New Test Makes It Easy to Learn Your APOE Status, But Should You?

23andMe received FDA approval to offer genetic information for 10 health risks, including late-onset Alzheimer's.

Antioxidant Supplements Fail to Prevent Dementia in Older Men

A recent study reported that vitamin E and selenium do not prevent dementia in cognitively normal older men.

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