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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Ankle-Brachial Index Associated With Mild Cognitive Impairment

July 22, 2015 — Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred significantly more often, in a recent study, in individuals diagnosed with a lower ankle brachial index (ABI), which is a marker of generalized ... read more

Menopause Associated With More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

July 22, 2015 — Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts -- a risk factor for heart disease -- than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a study has shown for the ... read more

Specific Protein as Missing Link for Earliest Known Change in Alzheimer's Pathology

July 21, 2015 — A recent study implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer's disease development. The research reveals that a precursor of an amyloid beta peptide acts at the earliest stage of Alzheimer's to ... read more

Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better With Age

July 21, 2015 — Oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers recently found that aging actually ... read more

Examination of Use of Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone and Risk of Bladder Cancer

July 21, 2015 — Although some previous studies have suggested an increased risk of bladder cancer with use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, analyses that included nearly 200,000 patients found no statistically ... read more

Iron-Containing Inflammatory Cells Seen in Alzheimer's Brains

July 20, 2015 — Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a ... read more

Novel Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have evidence that monoclonal antibodies they developed may provide the blueprint for effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have found that existing anti-malaria drugs could be a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system ... read more

Gene Causing Appearance of Premature Aging Found

July 16, 2015 — A genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children has been identified by scientists. They found that the appearance of premature aging, a ... read more

Alzheimer's May Affect the Brain Differently in African-Americans Than European-Americans

July 15, 2015 — Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a new ... read more

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function in Older Adults

July 15, 2015 — Older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level, new research suggests. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the ... read more

Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Lower Brain Connectivity Later

July 14, 2015 — People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in ... read more

Young Adults Who Survive Cancer Hospitalized More Often Than the General Population

July 13, 2015 — Up to 20 years after people in the 20-44 age group are declared cancer-free, they still have more hospitalizations than the general public, new research has ... read more

Kidney, Bladder Stones Do Not Increase Postmenopausal Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

July 13, 2015 — Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists has provided new information about ... read more

Everyday Access to Nature Improves Quality of Life in Older Adults

July 9, 2015 — Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to 'get away from it ... read more

Diabetes Complications Linked to Rising Risk of Dementia

July 9, 2015 — People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new ... read more

3D Model to Help Researchers Study Pelvic Floor Disorder Linked to Childbirth

July 8, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first-ever 3D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a mysterious condition often linked to childbirth that causes distress and ... read more

Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

July 7, 2015 — As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ... read more

Life Expectancy Substantially Lower With Combination of Diabetes, Stroke or Heart Attack

July 7, 2015 — In an analysis that included nearly 1.2 million participants and more than 135,000 deaths, mortality associated with a history of diabetes, stroke or heart attack was similar for each condition, and ... read more

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