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Obesity Can Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 80 Percent, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Obesity may increase adults' risk for having dementia. Obesity increases the risk of dementia in general by 42 percent, Alzheimer's by 80 percent and vascular dementia by 73 percent. Being...

Elderly Heart Patients With ICD Devices Live Longer After Heart Failure, Study Shows

9 years ago from Science Daily

Elderly patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death live longer than those that do not. Further, the health care costs...

Treating Stomach Bacteria May Prevent Cancer

9 years ago from Science Blog

Prompt treatment of a microbe that causes stomach ulcers and other ailments can reverse damage to the lining of the stomach and ultimately prevent one of the most lethal forms...

Molecular Change May Reveal Risk Of Leukemia Relapse

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers may have discovered a better way to distinguish acute leukemia patients who require aggressive treatment to prevent relapse from those who need only standard therapy for cure. The study...

Tree-lined Streets Mean Lower Rates Of Childhood Asthma, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Children who live in tree-lined streets have lower rates of asthma, suggests new research. The researchers base their findings on rates of asthma rates for the disease among 4 to...

Incubator Electromagnetic Fields Alter Newborns' Heart Rates

9 years ago from Science Daily

The electromagnetic fields produced by incubators alter newborns' heart rates, reveals a small study in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. It is not clear...

Sick Children Should Be Tranferred To Specialty Hospitals Sooner, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care units of regional medical centers from smaller hospitals are sicker than those admitted directly from those centers' own emergency rooms, a...

Biomarker Predicts Malignancy Potential Of HG-PIN Lesions In The Prostate

9 years ago from Science Daily

Men whose prostate cancer screenings show high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia may find themselves in limbo, "stuck" between diagnoses -- they are told prostate cancer has not yet developed, but...

Sexes face separate dementia risks - study

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

French researchers found link with strokes in men, and connection to coping with daily life in women

Chemicals From Teflon, Scotchgard Found in Human Breast Milk

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have detected perfluorinated compounds, used to make Teflon, Scotchgard and grease-resistant food packaging, in human milk samples from 45 nursing mothers in Massachusetts. This is the first study to...

U.S. Senate looks at ban on bisphenol A

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing a bill to ban the chemical bisphenol A from plastic products made for infants and young...

Really?: The Claim: Tilt Your Head Back to Treat a Nosebleed

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Medical experts say that what most people know about nosebleeds is wrong.

Vital Statistics: In Hepatitis Trends, Good News and Bad

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Rates of new hepatitis A and B infections have declined to the lowest levels ever recorded, but rates of hepatitis C infections increased slightly.

Vital Signs: Nostrums: Study Critiques Antioxidant Supplements

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A review of 67 randomized trials of antioxidant supplements has found no evidence that they prolong life.

Memory Training Shown to Turn Up Brainpower

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A new study has found that it may be possible to train people to be more intelligent, increasing the brainpower they had at birth.

Genes Explain Race Disparity in Response to a Heart Drug

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A discovery raises questions about whom to treat with beta blockers and how to decide, researchers say.

Elderly often forget dying wishes

9 years ago from Science Alert

Many elderly patients' change their mind about end-of-life treatments, such as CPR, over a year, with many forgetting their original wishes, research has shown.

Timber workers risk respiratory disease

9 years ago from Science Alert

Timber workers have high dioxin levels in their blood and many are heavily exposed to PCP, resulting in an increased risk of respiratory disease, a study has found.

Despite free testing, HIV diagnosis 'often late'

9 years ago from SciDev

Around 40 per cent of HIV-positive Venezuelans are diagnosed late, despite the availability of free diagnosis and testing.

Cancer Could Return Unless Stored Ovarian Tissue Undergoes Adequate Testing Before Re-implantation

9 years ago from Science Daily

Cancer patients who have been successfully treated for their disease face the prospect of its return if stored ovarian (or testicular) tissue is transplanted back into their bodies without adequate...

Researchers Make Human Flu Antibodies at Record Speed [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

A new method for swiftly producing proteins to fight infections could mean the difference between life and death during future pandemics. Researchers report in Nature today that they have perfected...

New Arenavirus Associated With Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have characterized "Chapare arenavirus," a previously unrecognized arenavirus, discovered in serum samples from a patient in rural Bolivia who eventually died of the infection. Named after the Chapare River...

Getting To The Roots Of Breast Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

The lesson learned in eradicating dandelions from your yard could apply in treating breast cancer as well, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine. "It's not enough to kill the...

Antioxidant therapy shows early promise for preventing, perhaps reversing, Alzheimer's disease

9 years ago from Physorg

Curbing harmful processes in the brain's vasculature set off by the enzyme NADPH oxidase may reverse some of the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to new findings published...

New insights into cause of diabetes emerge from U-M research

9 years ago from Physorg

University of Michigan researchers have new clues to what goes awry at the cellular level in type 2 diabetes.

Fluctuating diet increases risk of sudden death

9 years ago from Physorg

New research has revealed that binge eating then dieting may significantly reduce lifespan.

Inhaled tuberculosis vaccine may be more effective than injected vaccine

9 years ago from Harvard Science

A novel aerosol version of the most common tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, administered directly to the lungs as an oral mist, offers significantly better protection against the disease in experimental animals...

Harvard Medical School to reduce student debt burden

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Harvard Medical School (HMS) Dean Jeffrey Flier today announced that the school is taking steps to reduce the cost of a four-year medical education by an average of $50,000 for...