Large Share of Alzheimer’s, Dementia Cases Tied to 8 Modifiable Risk Factors

Eight modifiable risk factors were linked to more than one in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in the US, a cross-sectional analysis showed. The eight risk factors – midlife obesity, midlife hypertension, physical inactivity, depression, smoking, low education, diabetes, and hearing loss – were associated with 36.9% (95% CI 36.5-37.3) of Alzheimer’s … Read more

Quantifying Cognitive Decline In Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer’s Disease

Newswise – Researchers have found that a suite of complimentary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspended from suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only help owners in managing their elderly canine’s care, but could also serve as a model for evaluating cognitive decline progression in – and treatments for – humans with … Read more

How SARS-CoV-2 Damages the Kidneys

Cartoon image of damage to the kidneys. getty Kidney complications are some of the most common and severe symptoms associated with Covid-19. Estimates show that 30% of people hospitalized for severe infection and 50% of those that are later admitted to intensive care units experience some injury to the kidneys. Even previously healthy people with … Read more

T cell behavior determines which tumors respond to treatment – ScienceDaily

Immunotherapy unleashes the power of the immune system to fight cancer. However, for some patients, immunotherapy doesn’t work, and new research may help explain why. When immune cells called T lymphocytes infiltrate malignant tumors, the genetic program of those T cells and the developmental pathway they then follow may affect their response to immunotherapy and … Read more

New genetic markers could improve early detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis

To many, tuberculosis (TB) may seem like a disease from a bygone era. But it still claims more than one million lives every year. And the problem is growing worse as Mycobacterium tuberculosisthe pathogen that causes TB, continues to evolve resistance to the antibiotics used to treat the disease. Now, researchers at San Diego State … Read more

Personal construct therapy found to be effective in reducing depression in women with fibromyalgia

May 9 2022 Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disease of unknown origin, which is characterized by chronic pain and often accompanied by symptoms of depression. It mainly affects women, and there is no cure, but various treatments can help relieve the symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral psychological therapy has proven to be a useful tool in this area. Now, … Read more

Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Background A randomized study in France demonstrated that a 30-day treatment with the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum 35624 resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms for approximately two thirds of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This improvement was also seen in patients who had the most severe symptoms at baseline. In addition, patients reported that … Read more

Malaria: Dramatic progress against this deadly disease has faltered. Here’s how to get it back on track – Professor Heather M Ferguson

Mass distribution of insecticide-treated nets helped to dramatically cut the prevalence of malaria, but progress has faltered in recent years (Picture: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images) The parasites had become resistant to drug treatment, and mosquito control was limited. Yet, several breakthroughs in the early 2000s began to turn the tide. In 2002, the Global … Read more

Is protein good for weight loss?

While weight loss isn’t always the goal when it comes to leading a balanced lifestyle, making a few changes to your diet can be a helpful way to lose weight healthily. But instead of following a fad diet, why not follow the science? In which case, could simply eating more protein be good for weight … Read more