Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioural impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:‚ÄîHas the person lost interest in friends, family or home activities?
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WASHINGTON — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue.
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioural impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.
MONTREAL—A Quebec City-based research team has received the green light to begin testing a Zika vaccine on humans in collaboration with U.S.-based partners.
The researchers based at Universite Laval are the first in Canada to be authorized by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical tests.
NEW YORK — A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
LONDON — Being too heavy may cost you your life ‚Äî literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.
WASHINGTON — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.
NEW YORK — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.
NEW YORK — Ask many mothers and they’ll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word.
“It feels like you are a cow. You are hooked up to a machine it’s the opposite of breastfeeding,” says Nina Emlen, who works full-time in college admissions and pumps milk twice a day for her son, Asher.
VANCOUVER—Just days after Canada’s physician-assisted dying law came into force, a 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging it in court.