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Hip Fractures May Be An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s in Older People

Researchers report they have identified biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in spinal fluid samples of a significant number of older patients hospitalized as a result of hip fractures. The study suggests neural alterations that lead to poor balance in older people may signify an increased risk of falls that result in hip fractures, and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers suggest the hip fracture, therefore, may serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's in older patients.... Read More...
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New Scan Technique Reveals Neuroinflammation Associated with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

A new neuroimaging study reveals 12 people with documented post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome have an elevation of a chemical marker associated with neuroinflammation. The findings could help develop new treatments for the pain, fatigue and brain fog associated with PTLDS.... Read More...