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'Landmark' discovery brings a pill for Alzheimer's closer to reality, researchers say

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The discovery of a compound that stops diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in their tracks is a "landmark" step toward a pill to treat these conditions, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.

Protein presence in urine predicts risk for cognitive decline

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The presence of protein in the urine of those with diabetes can signify a risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study.

'Senior moments' are not necessarily part of aging process, study finds

Those momentary memory lapses that typically accompany aging may not be so normal after all. A new study links common forgetfulness in old age to strokes and Alzheimer's disease.