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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

Toxic Peptides Disrupt Membrane-Less Organelles in Neurodegenerative Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — Scientists reveal how toxic peptides that arise due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia target the integrity of membrane-less organelles and trigger ... read more

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer, Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Oct. 19, 2016 — Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group ... read more

Foster Care Children at Much Greater Risk of Physical, Mental Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes. In mice and roundworm adding the substance can both extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes. New research shows that this new ... read more

Changes in Depression Symptoms Tied to Lung Cancer Survival

Oct. 13, 2016 — Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Study Diagnostic Error in Asthma, COPD

Oct. 13, 2016 — A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to a research team to study the impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients and the use of lung-function testing in primary care. Studies ... read more

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled ... read more

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed out

Oct. 13, 2016 — Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels, new research ... read more

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

Oct. 13, 2016 — The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A research team has identified and ... read more

Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions of ADHD

Oct. 13, 2016 — Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.4 million children ... read more

MS Drug May Reverse Some Physical Disability

Oct. 12, 2016 — A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research. Because it can cause serious side ... read more

How Protein Fragments Associated With Alzheimer's Could Trigger Parkinson's

Oct. 12, 2016 — Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are different neurodegenerative conditions that can sometimes affect the same person, which has led scientists to investigate possible links between the ... read more

Common Asthma Drug Could Prevent Liver Disease, Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

Oct. 11, 2016 — A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma someday could find new use in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, according to new ... read more

Technique May Identify Patients With Fast-Progressing Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Oct. 11, 2016 — Combining multiple non-invasive measures, researchers describe a novel method to quantify the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to its more dangerous and deadly states -- ... read more

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention ... read more

New Immune Cell Subset Associated With Progression to Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 11, 2016 — A recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes, research suggests. These so called follicular T helper cells were found to be increased at the onset ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — The liver reacts to chronic injury by walling it off with scar tissue and calling in immune cells with inflammatory signals. If cancer arises, the resulting inflammation then stokes tumor ... read more

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