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‘White matter lesion’ mapping tool identifies early signs of dementia
October 27, 2020
A new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70% accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research shows.
Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks
October 26, 2020
Sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be the healthy alternative they are often claimed to be, according to a research letter....
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Ultrasounds show impact of COVID-19 on the heart
October 26, 2020
A new study identifies different types of cardiac structural damage experienced by COVID-19 patients after cardiac injury that can be associated with deadly conditions including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, heart failure, and myocarditis.
Study finds PTSD interacts with klotho gene, may cause premature aging in the brain
October 26, 2020
Genetics and the environment (including psychiatric stress) may contribute to the pace of cellular aging, causing some individuals to have a biological age that exceeds their chronological age.
Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death
October 26, 2020
Adults with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death. The effect weight-reduction surgery had on the patients' weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and A...
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Nearly one in three young adults in the US does not know common stroke symptoms
October 26, 2020
Nearly 30% of U.S. adults younger than 45 don't know all five of the most common stroke symptoms, according to a recent survey. Hispanic adults, people not born in the U.S. and less educated young adults were among the most likely to be unaware of stroke symptoms. Stroke incidence and hospitalizatio...
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Happiness and the evolution of brain size
October 23, 2020
Serotonin can act as a growth factor for the stem cells in the fetal human brain that determine brain size.
Gut hormone blocks brain cell formation and is linked to Parkinson’s dementia
October 22, 2020
A gut hormone, ghrelin, is a key regulator of new nerve cells in the adult brain, a research team has discovered. It could help pave the way for new drugs to treat dementia in patients with Parkinson's Disease.
Exercising one arm has twice the benefits
October 22, 2020
New research has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm -- without even moving it. The findings could help to address the muscle wastage and loss of strength often experienced in an immobilized arm, such as after injury, by using eccentric exerc...
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Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia
October 22, 2020
A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia - with the help of the right bacteria, according to a new discovery.
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