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Trans fats in fried and processed foods are bad for your brain as well as your heart, new research says.

Eating lots of trans fats like packaged donuts and margarine could make you 75% more likely to get Alzheimer’s

The 10-year study of elderly Japanese adults confirmed that trans fats, which are banned in the US, aren't only bad for the heart.
Increasing blood pressure, especially in middle age, could lead to a smaller brain later in life.

High blood pressure could make your brain shrink over time, according to new research

People with high blood pressure in their 40s, or with a bigger blood pressure change in their late 30s and 40s, were most at risk.
A man sits in his room in a senior living facility.

A drug for treating prostate cancer has been linked with increased risk of dementia, study finds

The study of more than 150,000 men found a link between the degenerative diseases and a treatment drug called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).
Chinese elder who suffers from senile dementia plays with a doll as a treatment to remind her of the old days at the Cihui Rehabilitation Center for the Aged on September 2, 2005 in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province, China.

Nursing homes are giving Alzheimer’s patients baby dolls as a form of therapy

Pearl’'s Memory Babies, a nonprofit group based in Kentucky, was launched after its founder saw the lasting effect a doll had on her mother-in-law.
An Alzheimer's brain scan.

Bill Gates says there could be a way to predict Alzheimer’s using a voice app that listens for ‘warning signs’

Gates envisions a future where people predict Alzheimer's before symptoms appear using the sound of our voices.
The FDA announced a plan to crack down on supplement manufacturers.

Your multivitamins and brain-boosting pills may be suspect, and regulators are cracking down on the $40 billion industry

Federal regulators announced this week that they'll be taking a more active role in policing the $40 billion supplement industry.
Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on Friday, December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done discovering yet. He still works every day.
Pfizer has a new strategy for neuroscience research.

Drug giant Pfizer isn’t ready to abandon neuroscience — here’s its $150-million ‘star cluster’ strategy for betting on p...

Execs from pharma giant Pfizer shared their strategy for keeping an eye on neuroscience — if not from the front row, then at least from the sidelines.

There’s even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

If you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight, and have more energy during the day, researchers advise trying a plant-based or Mediterranean diet.
Dementia is a term used for symptoms like confusion, memory loss, mood changes, and personality changes.

This is what it’s like to care for someone with dementia

There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. Here's what it's like for the people taking care of them.