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Diet high in this nutrient may help fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Early in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the brain becomes overexcited, potentially through the loss of inhibitory, or GABAergic, interneurons that keep other neurons...

These stroke survivors may not be prescribed enough blood pressure meds

Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because...

High cholesterol levels may increase risk of this major heart valve disease

In a new study, researchers have found that while having high cholesterol levels does not influence your risk of aortic or mitral valve regurgitation,...

Secondhand smoke may increase chronic liver disease

In a new study, researchers found that secondhand smoke, which is linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, may also be contributing to soaring...

Why aspirin can help treat many human diseases

In a recent study from Boyce Thompson Institute, researchers found that aspirin’s broad health effects are partly due to its primary metabolite, salicylic acid...

This brain stimulation method may treat dementia, migraine headaches, stroke

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has shown significant efficacy in treating major depressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In a new study review, researchers suggest that TMS may...

New toothpaste could identify plaque, may help prevent heart attack, stroke

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body — in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation...

Some gut bacteria may be linked to this dangerous high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers have identified a distinct group of gut bacteria that may contribute to and predict the development of pulmonary arterial...

How to know if you are having a heart attack?

An expert explains the difference between having a heart attack and experiencing chest pain from heart disease, along with the warning signs of each. Are you having a heart attack...

Artificial intelligence helps discover new powerful antibiotics

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...