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Low-dose ionizing radiation may be a promising, although possibly controversial, therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, according to the researchers behind a small new…

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Low-dose ionizing radiation may be a promising, although possibly controversial, therapy for Alzheimers disease, according to the researchers behind a small new pilot study.
Their inspiration was a 2015 case in which a woman with the disease received multiple computerized tomography, or CT, scans. She reportedly showed so much improvement in cognition, speech, movement and appetite afterward that she was discharged from hospice to a nursing home. 
To determine whether this was a repeatable finding,…

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