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April 14, 2005

Pessimism and Dementia

Pessimistic, anxious and depressed people may have a higher risk of dementia, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. (Reuters)

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April 12, 2005

Antibodies May Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Antibodies that attack the protein believed responsible for Alzheimer's disease may offer a new way to treat the brain-destroying illness, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. (Reuters)

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April 07, 2005

Sex and Crosswords May Ward Off Dementia

"Sex, cryptic crosswords and a good run could help ward off dementia and other degenerative conditions by stimulating new brain cells, an Australian researcher said on Thursday."

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Xaliproden Is Promising New Alzheimer's Drug

"In Alzheimer's Disease, clumps of an abnormal protein called amyloid build up in the brain cells, and cause them to degenerate and die ... Xaliproden prevents that buildup, and may even encourage new brain cells to grow."

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April 06, 2005

Prince Rainier Dead at 81

Prince Rainier III, whose marriage to American film star Grace Kelly brought elegance and glamour to one of Europe’s oldest dynasties, died Wednesday at the hospital treating him for heart, kidney and breathing problems. He was 81.

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April 05, 2005

Saul Bellow Dies at 89

"Nobel laureate Saul Bellow, a master of comic melancholy who in Herzog, Humboldt's Gift and other novels both championed and mourned the soul's fate in the modern world, died Tuesday. He was 89."

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April 01, 2005

Stroke Rehab Benefits Elderly

"Although the success rate of rehabilitation after stroke in patients 85 years or older is not as high as that in younger patients, such measures still appear to be worthwhile, according to Israeli researchers."

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