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Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

How Marijuana Can (Potentially) Help Fight Against Alzheimer's

Tara Pattilachan | Posted 07.01.2016 | Science
Tara Pattilachan

Although these results are only the beginning to finding a way to successfully fight Alzheimer's, the data from other existing research involving marijuana and Alzheimer's support these findings and make this a plausible treatment in the near future.

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Rosen

Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

The Pitfalls Of Too Little Sleep May Be Greater Than You Think

Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

When people are laying awake at night, they're usually thinking about the short-term effects of their sleeplessness -- the tiring day ahead and how ma...