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Clinical Briefs for Friday, October 11

Research sheds new light on how brain forms, recalls memories … FDA approves Dexcom G6 Pro continuous glucose monitor … Acute respiratory viral illness surveillance possible in long-term care: study … Targeting immune cells has potential as Alzheimer’s therapy

Roscoe Nicholson

Lifestyle and the aging brain

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows that we do have some control over protecting ourselves from signs of dementia and cognitive decline—and even the physical damages of Alzheimer’s on the brain—through lifestyle.

Brain shrinkage halved by taking B vitamins, Alzheimer’s researchers say

In a possible breakthrough in the treatment of seniors with memory problems, British researchers say they have discovered that very large daily doses of B vitamins can cut the rate of brain shrinkage in half. The findings could lead to treatment that would slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, they said.

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