“Arthritis drug could soon reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms after successful tests on mice,” The Independent reports. The drug – salsalate – may help regulate levels of the abnormal tau protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which could improve memory skills. Salsalate, which belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) class of medicines, has been used for many years. And as The Daily Telegraph points out, it was even mentioned by the 5th century BC physician Hippocrates.
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