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'Life interrupted': More millennials are becoming caregivers in their 20s and 30s

December 4, 2019


Of the 40 million caregivers in the United States, one-fourth of them are millennials, according to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute—representing a generation with a unique set of challenges.

'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

December 2, 2019


U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Becoming a 'parent, for a parent': The unique challenges millennial Alzheimer's caregivers encounter

November 21, 2019


An increasing number of millennials are caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and these younger caregivers face unique challenges along the way.

This woman's genetics left her at great risk for Alzheimer's—so why didn't she develop it?

November 11, 2019


A Colombian woman's family history and genetic profile indicated she would develop Alzheimer's disease by the time she was 50, but researchers say an extremely rare genetic mutation staved off cognitive decline until her 70s, opening up the possibility for a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment.

Biogen reverses course and will seek FDA approval for Alzheimer's drug

October 24, 2019


Biogen on Tuesday announced that it will seek FDA approval for aducanumab, an Alzheimer's disease drug that originally had been considered a failure, after the company in March said trials of the drug had not shown clinical benefits.

If your DNA test reveals you're at risk of an untreatable condition, would you want to know?

October 14, 2019


As DNA sequencing becomes more common, providers face a dilemma over how much information they should reveal to their patients about their risks for untreatable conditions.

She's a researcher on one of the biggest Alzheimer's studies. Now, her husband is a participant.

October 7, 2019


Dorene Rentz, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School, has studied Alzheimer's disease for over 30 years, and now, her husband has joined one of her biggest studies as a participant.

Amid merger mania, this rural hospital stayed independent—and became a neurology hub

September 13, 2019


Despite warnings to join forces with a larger health system or face bankruptcy, Memorial Healthcare, a 161-bed rural hospital in Michigan, made the decision to stay independent—and it since has become a profitable hub for neurology.

FTC cracks down on CBD products with unsupported claims they treat diseases

September 12, 2019


The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has warned three companies for advertising that their cannabidiol products can treat medical conditions without evidence to support those claims.

Are diet sodas dangerous? New research deepens the debate.

September 9, 2019


Drinking soft drinks every day—including sugar-free diet sodas—is associated with a greater risk of premature death, according to a study of over 450,000 people published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine, though some experts warn that observational studies like this fail to answer the question of whether drinking diet sodas causes harm or is simply associated with unhealthy behavior.

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