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Age influences sex-related outcomes after heart attack
January 20, 2021
Approximately 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in men and women in the US. Sex and age play a large part in who experiences a heart attack, the methods used to treat these heart attacks, and the eventual post hospital outcomes of the people who experience heart attacks....
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NAD+ can restore age-related muscle deterioration, research finds
January 19, 2021
Scientists have discovered that Alzheimer's-like protein aggregates underly the muscle deterioration seen in aging. But the aggregates can be reversed by boosting the levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which turns on the defense systems of mitochondria in cells and restores muscle f...
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Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism, study finds
January 19, 2021
Nearly 78 per cent of children with autism have at least one mental health condition and nearly half have more than that, according to a new study. Mental health conditions were present in 44.8 per cent of pre-school age children with autism -- a group among which prevalence had not previously been ...
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Prenatal BPA exposure may contribute to the male bias of autism spectrum disorder
January 19, 2021
Autism has a higher prevalence in males than females. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common chemical found in plastics, our food, and even the human placenta. Higher prenatal exposure to BPA is thought to increase the risk of autism. Researchers have identified autism candidate genes that may be responsible...
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Research identifies genetic risk factor for stroke
January 19, 2021
A team of researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65.
Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead
January 19, 2021
Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study. In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional connections of brain regions become decoupled through...
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Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease and stroke risk
January 19, 2021
Fried-food intake is linked to a heightened risk of major heart disease and stroke, finds a pooled analysis of the available research data.
Acting quickly after heart attack symptoms start can be a heart saver
January 14, 2021
The degree of heart muscle damage from a heart attack is associated with how long it takes from when heart attack symptoms start to when patients receive an artery-clearing procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. The longer the time period before PCI, called symptom-to-balloon t...
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Early warning sign for heart disease
January 13, 2021
The build-up of calcium in a major artery outside of the heart could predict future heart attack or stroke, a new study has demonstrated.
Memory may be preserved in condition with brain changes similar to Alzheimer’s disease
January 13, 2021
Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurodegenerative condition characterized by prominent language problems that worsen over time. About 40% of people with the condition have underlying Alzheimer's disease. But a new study has found that people with the condition may not develop the memory proble...
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