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  • Looking at cognitive loss and how it affects mortality

    Looking at cognitive loss and how it affects mortality
    Scientists trying to figure out the effect of memory on how much longer an older person will live say memory loss and problems with language and decision-making were both associated with increased mortality, but the association is stronger for people whose memory is intact.
  • For some women, headaches that come with menstruation can be severe

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 38 and have headaches each month around the first day of my period. Over the last year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer -- sometimes up to three days. Why might this be happening? Are there ways to...

    Research is underway to predict who will develop Alzheimer's, but no test available yet

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...

    2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

    2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done
    Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said. The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author...

    Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...