The National Hockey League was sued by former players accusing it of concealing the risk of severe brain injuries three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle similar claims.
Age-related forgetfulness may be due to a deficiency in a brain protein that helps form memories, a study found. Targeting the gene that produces that protein could lead to new therapies, the researchers said.
About 1 in 8 Americans at least 60 years old reported confusion or memory loss in the preceding 12 months, according to health officials highlighting the need to be alert for early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The U.S. government is set to decide this month whether federal health insurance should cover the cost of a $3,000 test that for the first time accurately identifies the signature brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.