A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI). A […]Continue Reading ...
Fat cells emit nanoparticles loaded with lipids that may keep fat tissue healthy and play a role in preventing diabetes, according to a new study published in Science.Continue Reading ...
Your brain does not keep getting bigger as you get older For girls, the brain reaches its largest physical size around 11 years old and for boys, the brain reaches its largest physical size around age 14. Of course, this difference in age does not mean either boys or girls are smarter than one another! […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — Yoga may be effective as a complementary or adjunct therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. Surabhi Gautam, from the All […]Continue Reading ...
Women’s hormonal cycles may not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse, a new Vanderbilt University study revealed. The findings are especially significant since there are virtually no addiction studies in women that account for these cycles. Erin Calipari, an assistant professor of pharmacology […]Continue Reading ...
In a Journal of Orthopedic Research study, scientists used 3D printing to repair bone in the joints of mini-pigs, an advance that may help to treat osteoarthritis in humans. Specifically, the investigators used 3D printing with a needle-array to generate articular cartilage and subchondral bone using constructs composed of mesenchymal stem cells derived from fat […]Continue Reading ...
Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new study in Plant Journal from the University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center suggests that this is an incomplete picture of the complex environmental […]Continue Reading ...
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology indicates that an investigational nonsteroidal topical cream (PAC-14028) may be effective for treating atopic dermatitis, one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases. The trial involved a cream that blocks the transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily, member 1, an ion channel involved in the perception of […]Continue Reading ...
A new study suggests that antidepressants may control symptoms of schizophrenia better than other types of psychiatric drugs when combined with antipsychotic drugs.Continue Reading ...
The Rutgers-led team’s findings may eventually help researchers identify biomarkers — measurable indicators such as proteins or modified genes — that could predict an individual’s risk for binge or heavy drinking. Credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving […]Continue Reading ...
Growing evidence suggests women may be at increased risk of certain physiological changes associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). This study examined nearly 300 clinically normal adults (average age 74) for deposits in the brain of the protein tau, a marker of AD, as measured by positron emission tomography. Women showed more tau in a region […]Continue Reading ...
Users may or may not know they’re taking MDPV. Credit: www.shutterstock.com Recent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang name for the drug MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), as well as other members of the chemical class known as “synthetic cathinones”, or “bath salts”. The […]Continue Reading ...
In a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study of individuals living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005–2012, potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents. Potential antidepressant overprescribing was most likely in individuals residing in nursing homes; patients having a higher number of comorbid medical conditions; individuals who were outpatients; those taking […]Continue Reading ...
A new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are […]Continue Reading ...
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