WHO: Biggest Killers Are Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes

Noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are now the leading causes of death in the world, in a dramatic change from two decades ago.

They now make up seven of the Top 10 causes of death, an increase from four out of 10 in 2000, with heart disease the biggest killer - accounting for 16% of all deaths.

The Brain Works Best During the Fall

A person's strength may vary from season to season, but the peak of cognitive activity is in the fall. The results of a study by scientists from the United States, Canada, France and Israel show this. They have conducted cognitive and concentration tests among 3,500 respondents over 60, according to Coffee Pause.

Apple is Trying to Find a Way to Detect Dementia Through the iPhone and Apple Watches

Apple Inc. is partnering with Eli Lilly in a study to determine if data from the iPhone and Apple Watches can help detect early signs of dementia, CNBC business reported, quoted by BNR.

The two companies are working with Evidation health tech startup to find ways to detect early signs of dementia with the help of Apple's popular tech gadgets.

Alzheimer’s on the increase but diet can help, experts say

The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Greece is increasing rapidly and is expected to triple over the next 30 years, experts say.

An estimated 160,000 people are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Greece, a number expected to rise to 340,000 in 2030 and 560,000 in 2050.

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

AFP - Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday.

The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in medical journal BMJ Open.