Thursday, August 18, 2022

Health & Wellness

New nasal spray may protect brain from Alzheimer’s, epilepsy

Scientists from Augusta University found that a novel peptide augments the brain's natural mechanism to help prevent seizures and protect neurons in Alzheimer's and...

Cutting 1 gram salt from daily diet could prevent nearly 9 million cases of...

In a study from the Queen Mary University of London, scientists found that a modest cut of just 1 gram in daily salt intake...

COVID-19 pandemic linked to more cancer deaths in US

In a study from the American Cancer Society, scientists found that the COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of cancer-related deaths by 3.2% in the...

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

In a study from Rush University, scientists found that older people taking statin drugs have a lower chance of developing parkinsonism later compared to...

Heart failure at age 30 brought on by pregnancy

Fatima Mathews knew something wasn't right. She was more tired than she'd ever felt in her life. "You just had a baby," her doctor reminded...

Drug combo could help people with lung cancer live longer

In a study from Cedars-Sinai, scientists found that people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer lived much longer when treated with a combination of ramucirumab...

Just how bad is all that sugar for your heart?

Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing? Sugar makes all of these foods delicious....

Gut troubles: Pain, gassiness, bloating, and more

Everyone has pain or discomfort in their gut occasionally. Maybe you ate something that didn’t agree with you. Or you had an infection that made...

Link between ‘bad’ cholesterol and heart disease ‘inconsistent’, study finds

Scientists from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences found that the link between 'bad' cholesterol (LDL-C) and poor health outcomes, such as heart...

New cancer vaccines eliminate tumors and prevent cancer recurrence

Researchers around the world have been working for years on developing vaccines against different types of cancer but without much success. In a study from...

How vitamin D can improve muscle strength

One of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from your diet,...

High cholesterol and statins may not increase your risk of dementia

Many patients stop taking medication for high cholesterol because they are afraid it may have negative side effects. Scientists from the University of Oslo and...

COVID

COVID-19 may cause a new wave of diabetes, study finds

In a study from Boston Children’s Hospital, scientists found a new long-term health concern in patients hospitalized with COVID-19—an increase in high blood sugar...

Despite awareness of COVID-19 risks, many Americans say they’re back to ‘normal’

In a study from Penn State, scientists found many Americans know of the potential risks to themselves and their families from infection with COVID-19,...

Why some people suffer more from COVID-19 than others

In a study from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, scientists found genes and proteins that contribute to a higher risk of severe...

Study shows the key to treating and preventing severe COVID-19

In a recent study from The Ohio State University, scientists found that blocking an immune response-related enzyme holds promise in preventing or treating severe...

Nanoparticle therapy may help patients hospitalized with severe Covid-19

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that an experimental nanoparticle treatment called OP-101 substantially reduced the risk of death and need for a ventilator in...