Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is an author, advocate and strategist on health and environmental issues.

Prion Test Improves Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

Prion Disease A Spectrum Disease By the time Kay Schwister got her diagnosis last summer, she couldn’t talk anymore. But she could still scowl, and scowl she did. After weeks of decline and no clue what was causing it, doctors … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Influenced By Acidity

pH Level Might Deter, Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the … Continue reading

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Science, Evidence Proving That Alzheimer’s A Transmissible Disease If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every … Continue reading

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Neurodegenerative Disease A Global Epidemic

Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest Growing Cause Of Death Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Meanwhile, neurodegenerative disease is exploding because it’s highly contagious in most cases. In the U.S., … Continue reading

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease An Infectious Disease Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for his pioneering research on … Continue reading

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Key Proteins Found In Early Phases Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Tau, Amyloid Detection Could Improve Diagnostic Capabilities Researchers from Aberdeen have identified changes in the brains of those suffering early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A University of Aberdeen study confirmed for the first time that two proteins, assumed to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Microcephaly One Of Many Symptoms Caused By Zika Virus

Zika Virus A Byproduct Of Infectious Waste Published In MedScape Zika infection can have devastating effects on the central nervous system of people of all ages. The infection can cause a wide range of brain abnormalities, including paralysis and death … Continue reading

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Strikes Again In Maine

CJD Often Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease Maine Medical Center confirmed Friday that a patient treated at the hospital carried a rare, dangerous brain illness to which a “small number” of other patients may have been exposed, though the hospital called … Continue reading

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Asians At Higher Risk For Dementia

DNA Analysis Reveals Key Genetic Mutations, Therapies By Joana Fernandes, PhD Researchers reviewed the novel mutations found in genes associated with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Asian countries, arguing that identifying disease-associated mutations greatly contributes to the knowledge of the cause and … Continue reading

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Urine Test Can Diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Prions Fueling A Public Health Disaster Urine can be used to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Unfortunately, it also is a pathway that spreads prion disease among mammals. The Medical Research Council team is working on a simple test. They claim … Continue reading

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