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Skin cancer linked to reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease

  • Posted: May 16, 2013

People who have non-melanoma skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to research carried out by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (home to the Albert Einstein Cancer Center). Their findings were published in the May 15, 2013 online issue of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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