Tag: Alzheimer’s disease epidemic

prion disease and TSE

Prion Pathogen Threatens Mammals Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (it subsequently found prion disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. In my opinion, these reported cases (and most others) are just the […]

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health and sustainability

Many Factors Driving Brain Disease Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and several related diseases seem to fit the definition of a global epidemic. Alzheimer’s disease deaths in the U.S. alone increased 68 percent between […]

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