Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the USA recently uncovered some alarming associations between body mass index (BMI) and risk of developing heart disease. With obesity levels increasing at alarming rates, healthcare professionals and researchers alike are working hard to reverse this trend and to establish ways to deal with the many
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[ad_1] A team of researchers studied individuals with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to understand when memory loss begins. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder which features the degeneration of nerve cells over time and the eventual onset of dementia. Memory is one of the capacities most often affected early on
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A large study in France examined the link between chronic heavy alcohol use and the risk of dementia and early onset dementia. Researchers have concluded from a large cohort study that chronic heavy drinking can lead to early onset dementia in an article published in the British Medical Journal
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[ad_1] Experts in the USA reviewed the current evidence on the impact of obesity stigma in low to middle-income countries. Obesity is a significant and growing health concern worldwide. In high-income countries such as America, Western Europe, and Australia, fatness is associated with negative traits like laziness and lack of self-control, and obesity stigma is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently published an article in The Lancet Neurology discussing the difficulties facing seizure detection in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterised by short repetitive epileptic seizures.  These seizures can be harmful to the individual depending on the circumstances in which they occur,
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[ad_1] Researchers recently published an article in The Lancet Neurology discussing the difficulties facing seizure detection in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterised by short repetitive epileptic seizures.  These seizures can be harmful to the individual depending on the circumstances in which they occur, such as a seizure while driving.
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[ad_1] A recent study explored the effects of tai chi on mild cognitive impairment and the activities of daily living in older adults. Mild cognitive impairment is characterized by mild problems in cognitive abilities such as memory, thinking and reasoning skills. People with mild cognitive impairment may also have minor difficulties carrying out instrumental activities
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in heart disease prevention examines the relationship between plasma fatty acid levels and inflammatory biomarkers. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which encompasses heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death around the world. To address this significant health issue and the shortcomings of heart disease
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Therapies that augment neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons in the brain, may eventually lead to treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A recent scientific report described the latest findings in neurogenesis research. We are capable of thinking, storing memories, and carrying out complex
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[ad_1] Therapies that augment neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons in the brain, may eventually lead to treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A recent scientific report described the latest findings in neurogenesis research. We are capable of thinking, storing memories, and carrying out complex behaviours because of an intricate network
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[ad_1] Studies have shown that exercise can improve cognitive outcomes in healthy adults and those with cognitive impairment. Researchers investigated the effects of exercise on those with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and impaired glucose tolerance. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that is preceded by insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance that worsen
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A recent study investigated whether pimavanserin, a treatment for Parkinson’s disease psychosis, could also treat Alzheimer’s disease psychosis. Of the approximate 45 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, between 25-50% of these individuals will at some point also suffer from symptoms of psychosis, the most common being hallucinations and delusions. Psychosis is an impaired relationship
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In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of amobarbital and N-acetylcysteine on post-traumatic osteoarthritis in injured joints. Injury to load-bearing joints such as the knees or ankles can result in posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), a condition in which the shock-absorbing and friction-reducing joint cartilage breaks down over time. Evidence suggests that metabolic changes in cartilage-producing
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Researchers attempt to identify a therapeutic target that encourages respiratory muscle relaxation to provide asthma relief. Asthma causes respiratory problems, which can manifest as wheezing and chest tightness. It is a common affliction that affects about 10% of the US population. There has been much research focused on discovering therapeutic targets for asthma relief, such
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[ad_1] Lodato and colleagues test a long-standing hypothesis that neurodegeneration is linked to mutations in the DNA of neurons. Aging is typically associated with a swathe of degenerative diseases in humans, including neurodegeneration. Neurodegeneration involves the loss of the structure and functional capacity in neurons and may include the death of neurons. Conditions like Alzheimer’s
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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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