Tag Archives: Disease

Alzheimer’s disease: Eight risk factors for developing the disease – are you at risk?

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. Dementia refers to a set of symptoms, including problems with thinking, reasoning, learning, memory and language. Alzheimer’s is more likely as a person gets older. About one in every 100 people aged 65 have Alzheimer’s and this will rise to 40 out of every 100 by age 85.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Currently, diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease relies on a neurologist’s professional opinion. Researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG may be a more effective alternative. New research suggests that an EEG test could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, but no scan… Read More »

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON… Read More »

Millions of Aussies at heart disease risk

Almost 13 million Australian adults are putting their tickers at risk of heart disease, new statistics reveal. More than two-thirds of Australian adults are at risk of the nation’s leading killer by having at least three risk factors, data released by the Heart Foundation on Sunday shows. This equates to three-in-four men and one-in-two women… Read More »