World Briefs: Virtual maze predicts Alzheimer's risk

Virtual maze predicts Alzheimer's risk

LONDON • A virtual reality test can detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset, a new study suggests. People aged 18 to 30 were asked to navigate a virtual maze to test certain brain cells. Those with a high genetic risk of Alzheimer's could be identified by their performance, reported the BBC, citing German neuroscientists.

Tot takes wheel after drunk mum falls out

WASHINGTON • A three-year-old Oklahoma boy steered a pickup to safety across a four-lane highway after his drunken mother fell out of the vehicle, police said on Thursday. Taloa Foster, 33, was arrested for child endangerment.


German ex-chancellor home from hospital

BERLIN • Germany's former chancellor Helmut Kohl has returned home from hospital, where he spent 24 weeks in and out of intensive care over complications following a hip replacement surgery.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Virtual maze predicts Alzheimer's risk'. Print Edition | Subscribe