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News tag: Neurology


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Risk of stroke reduced by gene variant in young adults


25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Lower risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been linked to a gene recently discovered in UK. Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with an international team, found that people having the PHACTR1 specific variant of a gene, have a lower risk of suffering cervical…

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Vitamin D deficit may lead to dementia


22 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Journal of Neurology published an article recently indicating Alzheimer’s disease is associated with low levels of vitamin D. As old adults have an alarming deficit of vitamin D, they have a greater risk for dementia later. The research involving 1,658 dementia-free people with ages over 65 tested the vitamin D…