Neurodegenerative Disease A Public Health Disaster

Reforms Can Save Lives Neurodegenerative disease and autism have been surging around the world for the past 30 years. A man-made environmental disaster is creating a public health disaster that’s still unfolding in many ways in most nations. Neurotoxins are driving the epidemic more than age–in some countries more than others. Teenagers are now dying of Creutzfeldt-Jakob […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence Surging

Study Reflects Racial Disparity and Dementia Neurodegenerative disease has been surging around the world for the past 30 years. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world and it will soon be the leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. The epidemic is more […]

New Drug Offers Hope In Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Antibodies Can Slow Progression Of Brain Disease Alzheimer’s disease is one of the deadliest, costliest, and demanding diseases in the world. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Unfortunately, no drugs have been developed to prevent or reverse the brain disease. A promising new medication known as BAN2401 might offer hope, while helping redirect […]

Deadly Proteins Spark Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers Identify Tau Proteins As Prions Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. There are more questions than answers surrounding this global epidemic, but researchers are connecting the dots to deadly proteins that are killing many mammals, including humans. The destructive progression of Alzheimer’s disease follows the growth and spread of […]

Brain Researchers Create Synthetic Prion

Infectious Proteins Cause Many Brain-Wasting Diseases Prion research is still unfolding, but researchers have successfully created a synthetic version, which could help solve some riddles. Neurodegenerative disease , including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Autism also continues to surge. Some parts of the world are impacted more than others. A variety […]

Food, Water, Air Contamination Fueling Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism Are Industrial Diseases The EPA is drawing more attention and criticism than usual lately, but its history of mismanagement is nothing new. EPA failures regarding wastewater treatment, reuse and the land application of sewage sludge go back decades. For example, sewage sludge was deemed too toxic to dump in the ocean in […]

Brain Trauma Increases Risk For Parkinson’s Disease

Concussions Contribute To Neurodegenerative Disorders By Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times A traumatic brain injury, even a mild concussion, increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports. Researchers identified all patients diagnosed with T.B.I. in a Veterans Health Administration database — 162,935 men and women — and matched them with the same number […]

Caregivers At Risk In Battle Against Brain Disease

Spouses Of Those With Brain Disease More Likely To Contract Brain Disease Millions of people are becoming caregivers for friends and family members with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a silent epidemic that’s creating family crises around the world. In addition to the shock of the sudden dependency, at least some caregivers (family members and professionals) are […]

Tau Proteins Very Similar To Prions

Prion Science Still Unfolding Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Prion disease is responsible for the vast majority of the surge in humans and other mammals. Professor Goedert, a program leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, believes our best hope of fighting dementia requires predicting who […]

Neil Diamond Retires Due To Parkinson’s Disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Gaining Momentum After nearly 50 years on the pop charts, Neil Diamond announced his retirement to tackle Parkinson’s disease. Concert dates in Australia and New Zealand that were set for March and April as part of Mr. Diamond’s 50th anniversary tour have been canceled. With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard […]