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Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain in large, long-term study of twins
September 17, 2020
Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that bleeding in the brain can be explained to a greater degree by environmental risk factors, such as smokin...
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Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes
September 17, 2020
A new study provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides authoritative evidence for consuming more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)...
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New smart drug delivery system may help treatment for neurological disorders
September 17, 2020
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that co...
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Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s at risk of falls
September 15, 2020
Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study.
Risk gene for Alzheimer’s has early effects on the brain
September 15, 2020
A genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks. Researchers find are based on studies with magnetic resonance imaging in individuals at the age of about 20 years. The scientists suspect that the observed effects could ...
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Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease
September 15, 2020
Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research. The positive association between biologic therapy and a decrease in high-risk plaque in hea...
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FABP4: Preschool-aged biomarker discovered for autism spectrum disorder
September 10, 2020
Researchers have discovered a biomarker that can detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool-aged children. The new study found that levels of the protein FABP4 were much lower in four- to six-year-old children with ASD than they were in other typically developing children. Experiments in mic...
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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions, study finds
September 10, 2020
Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study.
Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effect of even mild brain injuries
September 10, 2020
Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain's ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.
Positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
September 10, 2020
Scientists at five sites tested the soft robotic wearable exosuit for safety, reliability and feasibility in gait rehabilitation for individuals with mobility impairment post-stroke.
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