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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer's Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk ... read more

Fateful Evolution: New Study Improves Accuracy of Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers use evolutionary theory to make predictions about which Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients will go on to develop cancer. The results point the way toward more accurate medical ... read more

Conflicts Subverting Improved Health Conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region

Aug. 24, 2016 — Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific ... read more

Integrated Team-Based Care Shows Potential for Improving Health Care Quality, Use and Costs

Aug. 23, 2016 — Among adults enrolled in an integrated health care system, receipt of primary care at integrated team-based care practices compared with traditional practice management practices was associated with ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated the role of lysosomal vesicles in transporting alpha-synuclein aggregates, responsible for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, between neurons. These ... read more

Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 21, 2016 — Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these ... read more

Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Aug. 19, 2016 — Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness, ... read more

Vertebroplasty Helps Reduce Acute Pain Among Patients With Spinal Fractures

Aug. 19, 2016 — Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study. In this ... read more

Swimming Is an Effective Part of the Treatment for Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Aug. 19, 2016 — Swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia, that experience chronic diffuse non-inflammatory pain in the musculoskeletal system ... read more

Gallstone Disease May Increase Heart Disease Risk

Aug. 18, 2016 — A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease. Obese and diabetic premenopausal women are most at risk -- even more than men of the ... read more

Steroid Treatments With Fewer Side Effects?

Aug. 17, 2016 — An improved therapy to replace essential steroids in the body is a step closer thanks to new research. The treatment could help people unable to produce a class of steroids called corticosteroids, ... read more

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Researchers Working to Advance Aging Research

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have published six manuscripts that map strategies for taking new drugs that target processes underlying aging into clinical trials. They believe that these agents hold promise for ... read more

Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Report Better Quality of Life Compared to Peripheral Blood Transplant Recipients from Unrelated Volunteer Donors

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large, nationwide study finds better psychological well-being, fewer graft vs. host disease symptoms and greater likelihood of returning to work among bone marrow transplant ... read more

Potential Therapeutic Target for Huntington's Disease

Aug. 16, 2016 — There is new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. Scientists have discovered that changing a specific part of the huntingtin protein prevented the loss of critical brain cells and ... read more

Chronic Pain Linked to Partners of People With Depression

Aug. 16, 2016 — Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found. The study shows that the two conditions share common causes -- some of which are genetic whilst ... read more

Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Chronic Pain

Aug. 16, 2016 — Both genetic factors and family environment contribute to risk for chronic pain, and contributions of many genes contribute to risk of both chronic pain and major depressive disorder (MDD), according ... read more

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug ... read more

Researchers Identify Key Elements of Cellular Response to Proteasome Dysfunction

Aug. 16, 2016 — Investigators have identified key molecules in the pathway by which cells in the C. elegans roundworm sense proteasome dysfunction, findings that may have application to treatment of several human ... read more

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