Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer"s – even if you have lots of friends

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer's – even if you have lots of friends Dutch researchers found a significant link between feelings of loneliness – rather than having no friends – and the chances of suffering from Alzheimer'sAdds to mounting evidence that feeling lonely is a unique health risk factor | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 11 December 2012 Older people who feel alone are much more at risk of the degenerative brain disease (posed by model) Lonely people are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in later life, say researchers.

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhage

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhageQuitting reduces the danger but heavy smokers who give up tobacco are still twice as much at risk as people who have never smoked | UPDATED: 04:47 GMT, 30 August 2012 Concerning: Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.

Woman left a virtual recluse by Tourette"s syndrome cured by electrodes implanted in brain

Woman left a virtual recluse by Tourette”s syndrome “cured” by electrodes implanted in brain A woman with Tourette”s syndrome who suffered such terrible spasms she became a virtual recluse, has been given her life back following pioneering surgery.