neurodegenerative diseases - updates

Rappler's latest stories on neurodegenerative diseases


Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Despite decades of research and hundreds of millions of dollars, the precise cause of the neurodegenerative disease – which leaves victims suffering from memory loss, disorientation and behavioural problems – remains poorly understood

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia – study

Aug 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The research also finds that – among moderate drinkers – wine consumption correlated with a lower risk of dementia than beer or spirits, such as whiskey, gin or vodka

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

Famous artworks showed early signs of disease – study

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:54 PM

The analysis was carried out on 2 092 paintings including those of two artists with Parkinson s Disease and two with Alzheimer s Disease

SALVADOR DALI. Dalí photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 29 November 1939. Photo from Wikipedia

Keeping up hope in the fight against ALS

Aug 31, 2014 - 8:15 PM

He was 25 when he was diagnosed with ALS but Ronnel Bittig has not let his disease get in the way of living a good life

ALS: The silent, slow killer

Aug 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM

A son recalls his father s struggle with ALS disease and hopes others can learn from their family s lesson

Study: Adventure shapes the individual

May 11, 2013 - 7:21 AM

The act of exploring helps shape the brain and adventuring is what makes each individual different according to a study out Thursday