Month: March 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the US determine whether an antibody drug, solanezumab, can slow cognitive decline in patients with mild dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is thought to arise from a buildup of amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. Those with Alzheimer’s disease may also show signs of mild
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent meta-analysis in the UK investigated whether omega-3 supplements are beneficial in preventing cardiovascular disease and related death. Current guidelines recommend the intake of omega-3 supplements for prevention of cardiovascular disease. These guidelines are based on previous research, such as observational studies that have reported an association
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently identified the most common causes of rapidly progressive dementia, and under what conditions it could be reversed. Rapidly progressive dementia occurs when impairments in activities of daily living are apparent after less than one year of the onset of dementia. A research group in India has
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the US recently investigated the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of obesity in mice. Bacteria live on the surfaces of the intestines and colon and play an important role in food digestion, energy levels, and immunity. These bacteria produce many bioactive compounds that
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Recently, there has been one major health issue dominating the mainstream media: antidepressants. More specifically, do they actually work? Are antidepressants safe and effective? This question has been widely debated in recent years. The global debate on this issue was kick-started earlier this year, when British author Johann Hari published his book, Lost Connections: Uncovering
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated whether resting heart rate and changes in heart rate over time are associated with health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease. Recent research has suggested that a higher resting heart rate may be a potential risk factor for adverse outcomes. Furthermore, studies have found that
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Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. Leif
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