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BRAIN SCAN AND ALZHEIMER’S

ANCHOR LEAD: SHOULD BRAIN SCANS BE USED TO ESTABLISH A DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?  ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

A type of brain scan can now be used to make a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a working group at the recent International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease found, but it is expensive.  Constantine Lyketsos, an Alzheimer’s disease expert at Johns Hopkins, outlines the issue.

CROCETTI: I think now, the pendulum is swinging back in our favor in regards to vaccine acceptance.  There are still strong vocal groups speaking out against vaccines and safety, but the good news is that yes, there’s been a retraction of that article that really changed the landscape of vaccine acceptance for probably a decade, and that was a great step in the right direction but prior to that there were numerous, very good scientific articles that did not show an association between particularly MMR and autism.   :31

Lyketsos points out that many other therapies with much less in the way of an upside are routinely funded.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.

 


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