A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
An experimental model of Alzheimer's disease has been successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug, mefenamic acid. Scientists from the University of Manchester found that the drug, which is routinely used for period pain, completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice.
Using a new mouse model that mimics the development of Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins scientists have been able to determine the major biological "insults" that must occur in the brain to cause the dementia that is the hallmark of the disease.
The NFL has acknowledged a link between football and the degenerative brain disease CTE for the first time.
Jeff Miller, the NFL's senior vice president for health and safety, spoke about the connection during a congressional committee appearance on concussions on Monday.