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Is Alzheimer Disease associated with loneliness?

Is Alzheimer Disease associated with loneliness?

A new article published online by JAMA Psychiatry used data from a study of 79 cognitively normal adults to examine whether cortical amyloid levels...
nearsightedness

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness

Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness). In addition, exposure...
Why antidepressants work slowly

Why antidepressants work slowly

Depression is a mental illness that affects how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities. Antidepressants are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of...
Doctors aren’t diagnosing or treating most cases of prediabetes

Doctors aren’t diagnosing or treating most cases of prediabetes

Less than one-quarter of patients who met the criteria for prediabetes received drug or lifestyle modification treatment from their primary care physician, according to...
Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine examined the association between...
Sounding-out high blood pressure in diabetics

Sounding-out high blood pressure in diabetics

Blood pressure can significantly drop by applying 20 minutes of ultrasound to the forearm of type II diabetes patients with treatment-resistant hypertension. High blood pressure...
Higher intensity of statin therapy associated with lower death in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Higher intensity of statin therapy associated with lower death in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular...

Among more than 500,000 patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, researchers found an inverse association between intensity of statin therapy and mortality, with patients who...
Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese

Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese

Despite increased understanding of heart disease risk factors and the need for preventive lifestyle changes, patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack...
Topical treatment activates immune system to clear precancerous skin lesions

Topical treatment activates immune system to clear precancerous skin lesions

A combination of two FDA-approved drugs - a topical chemotherapy and an immune-system-activating compound - was able to rapidly clear actinic keratosis lesions from...
Blood pressure medicine improves conversational skills of individuals with autism

Blood pressure medicine improves conversational skills of individuals with autism

An estimated 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. The neurodevelopmental disorder, which impairs communication and social interaction skills, can be...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...