Health

Protein Levels in the Eye a Potential Predictor of (Future) Alzheimer’s Disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to connect these known AD protein biomarkers in the

2019-03-27T08:15:07-05:00Tags: |

How antibiotics change human microbiome diversity long-term

A single course of antibiotics can change the composition of oral and gut microbiomes for at least a year, according to a modelling study by UCL researchers. Moreover, this change leads to a decrease in the number and types of microbes found in the gut, but an increase in the diversity of the oral microbiome.

2019-03-26T07:50:36-05:00Tags: |

High-fructose corn syrup boosts intestinal tumor growth in mice

Does sugar directly feed cancers, boosting their growth? The answer seems to be 'Yes' at least in mice according to a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine. Their study, published in Science, showed that consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup -- the equivalent of people

2019-03-25T09:32:55-05:00Tags: |

Bad news for egg lovers

Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat. A large, new Northwestern Medicine study reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary

2019-03-21T07:30:27-05:00Tags: |

Diet reverses Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in lab model

A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, USC researchers say. Researchers emphasize that the study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, was in mice, and many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments. Nevertheless, the findings lend credence to the

2019-03-20T07:39:50-05:00Tags: |

Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled

A decade ago, the U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and Fortune magazine has found. Veteran reporters Fred Schulte of KHN and Erika Fry

2019-03-19T07:39:13-05:00Tags: |

Breakthrough shines light on disease-fighting protein

X-ray and electron microscopy techniques help unfold the story of protein chaperones. A combination of X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) assisted in a collaborative effort to obtain the highest-resolution structure of the fungal protein Hsp104, which may serve to hinder the formation of certain degenerative diseases. The team, whose members included researchers from the

2019-03-18T11:05:11-05:00Tags: |

Pharmaceutical abuse sent more than 350,000 people to the ER in 2016

The misuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications resulted in an estimated 358,000 trips to U.S. emergency departments in 2016 — and almost half of those cases involved young people ages 15 to 34, according to a new study based on a national public health surveillance system. The analysis, reported online March 6 in the

2019-03-18T10:58:33-05:00Tags: |

Young child goes to ED for medicine poisoning every 10 minutes

(HealthDay)—The number of children younger than age 6 years treated at U.S. emergency departments for medicine poisonings has declined in recent years, but there were still nearly 52,000 cases in 2017, a new report says. That is an average of 142 cases per day or one every 10 minutes, CNN reported. Between 2010 and 2016,

2019-03-18T10:52:33-05:00Tags: |

Relatives with Alzheimer’s linked to higher risk

Having a parent with Alzheimer's disease has been known to raise a person's risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer's may also increase risk. The study is published in the March 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American

2019-03-16T08:27:32-05:00Tags: |

‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority. But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash,

2019-03-13T09:44:38-05:00Tags: |

Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into The Public Eye

America's big drugmakers and pharmacy chains are scrambling to respond to hundreds of lawsuits tied to the deadly opioid epidemic. Billions of dollars are at stake if the companies are found liable for fueling the crisis. Even before judgments are rendered, companies like Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and CVS are already suffering damage to

2019-03-13T09:40:42-05:00Tags: |

The planet’s premier health agency has announced drastic reforms.

In a speech last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recalled the posters about smallpox that he saw as a child in his hometown Asmara, in what is now Eritrea. “I remember hearing about an organization called the World Health Organization [WHO] that was ridding the world of this terrifying disease, one vaccination at a time,” he

2019-03-13T09:35:23-05:00Tags: |

Injectable pharmaceutical aims to accelerate bone healing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Every person in the U.S. will experience, on average, two broken bones in their lifetime. It is expected that more than 6.3 million bones will be broken in the U.S. this year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Average recovery time for a young, healthy adult with a broken arm is six to

2019-03-12T11:27:52-05:00Tags: |

At what age do you feel 65? Where you live makes a difference

At what age do you feel 65? A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a 65-year-old, according to a new scientific study. Researchers found 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea have the same level of age-related health problems as an

2019-03-11T09:17:09-05:00Tags: |

Yo-yo dieting may increase women’s heart disease risk

Yo-yo dieting may make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. "Achieving

2019-03-09T14:29:57-05:00Tags: |