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Blood Test Is Fairly Accurate At Identifying Early Alzheimer’s

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains.

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Why Alzheimer’s Risk For Women Differs From Men

Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases in the U.S. are in women and it’s not just because we live longer.

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Are Older Social Drinkers Putting Health At Risk?

Nearly half of Americans older than 65 years of age self-report as current drinkers. Most do not develop alcohol use disorders.

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Eye Disease: 5 Steps To Lower Your Risk

Because these eye diseases cause no pain and often have no early symptoms, they do not automatically prompt people to seek medical care.

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Could Poor Sense Of Smell Mean Shorter Lifespan?

Older adults with a poor sense of smell may die sooner than their counterparts who have keen olfactory abilities, a U.S. study suggests.

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Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

For years, conventional wisdom suggested that people with a heavy drinking past who did not have a period of sobriety under their belts would not be good candidates to receive a new liver.

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