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Zika Virus Associated With New Type Of Brain Disease

By Tim Sandle

Rates of Zika virus have been increasing in many countries, with infection primarily through mosquito bites. The disease is associated with several ill-health effects. To add to those previously reported, an association with a new autoimmune disorder has been reported.   Zika virus is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family. In most people, the […]

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High Levels Of Anxiety Linked To Dementia Risk

By Tim Sandle

There are many potential triggers for dementia and much is unknown about the various neurological diseases that affect the aging population, like Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia (following a stre). According to the Alzheimer’s Society: “The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.“ […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Burns Out Brain Cells

By Tim Sandle

A new insight into how Parkinson’s disease progresses in an individual has been revealed: the disease progressively ‘burns out’ brain cells. Parkinson’s disease a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system. The primary symptoms are tremor at rest, stiffness, slowing of movement and problems with posture. The study has found […]