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First, do no harm? Study finds association between androgen deprivation therapy and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

prostate_cancer_therapyPros­trate Can­cer Treat­ment Tied To Alzheimer’s Risk (New York Times):

Hor­mone ther­a­py, a com­mon treat­ment for prostate can­cer, is asso­ci­at­ed with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s dis­ease, a new study has found…Overall, those treat­ed with hor­mone ther­a­py had an 88 per­cent increased risk of Alzheimer’s com­pared with oth­er patients. The longer Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To succeed at school, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ March e‑newsletter, wrap­ping up this mon­th’s key neu­ro­science stud­ies, neu­rotech­nol­ogy news and brain fit­ness insights.

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Enjoy the spring!

Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

fog brainUCLA study reveals treat­ment for women with breast can­cer suf­fer­ing cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties (Health­Canal):

UCLA researchers have devel­oped a pro­gram that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast can­cer by address­ing post-treat­ment cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties, some­times known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 per­cent of women after their treat­ments Read the rest of this entry »

Finally, growing awareness of chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits

fog brainBrain activ­i­ty changes seen after chemo (Reuters):

For some women with breast can­cer, changes in brain activ­i­ty while mul­ti­task­ing could explain “chemo brain” – reduced men­tal func­tion­ing that many expe­ri­ence after chemother­a­py, Bel­gian researchers say. “Cog­ni­tive com­plaints of peo­ple increase with chemother­a­py and Read the rest of this entry »

Measuring and treating Chemo Brain

Chemo Brain’ After Breast Can­cer Backed by Study (US News):

Breast can­cer patients treat­ed with chemother­a­py are at risk for mild men­tal deficits known col­lec­tive­ly as “chemo brain,” a new study finds. Researchers at the Mof­fitt Can­cer Cen­ter in Tam­pa, Fla., reviewed exist­ing research on brain func­tion (“cog­ni­tive” func­tion­ing) in Read the rest of this entry »

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