News of Trump passing cognitive test may make it harder to detect dementia

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 US election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (credit: Getty | Chris McGrath) News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild […]

Parkinson’s disease and cognitive decline could be postponed with this vitamin supplement

Patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease that have low levels of vitamin B12 develop symptoms faster than those with higher levels, which suggests supplementation could postpone the progression of symptoms. This is according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s disease is a condition where parts of the brain become progressively […]

Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders

Enlarge / Youth Pee-Wee football players wait to take the field. (credit: Getty | Kirby Lee) Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests. Among 214 former amateur and professional male football players, those who started playing early—particularly before the age of 12—had greater risks […]