Study finds 80 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have neurological issues — ScienceDaily


Patients with clinically diagnosed neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19 are six times more likely to die in the hospital than those without the neurological complications, according to an interim analysis from the Global Consortium Study of Neurologic Dysfunction in COVID-19 (GCS-NeuroCOVID). A paper published today in JAMA Network Open presents early results of the global […]

new research offers hope for Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily


Since the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease over a century ago, two hallmarks of the devastating illness have taken center stage. The first, known as amyloid plaques, are dense accumulations of misfolded amyloid protein, occurring in the spaces between nerve cells. Most efforts to halt the advance of Alzheimer’s disease have targeted amyloid protein plaques. To […]

How good is your sense of smell? For older adults, having a poor sense of smell may indicate a higher risk of pneumonia — ScienceDaily


An acute loss of smell is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but for two decades it has been linked to other maladies among them Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Now, a poor sense of smell may signify a higher risk of pneumonia in older adults, says a team of Michigan State University researchers. […]

Covid England: A FIFTH of all care home residents have died in worst-hit areas, figures suggest


More than a fifth of care home residents have died of Covid in the worst-hit parts of England in the North since the start of the pandemic, official data suggests. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released today show the number of care home residents who died in England and Wales was a fifth higher […]

One THIRD of children who suffer a concussion go on to develop anxiety, depression or other issues


As athletes of all sports speak out about their brain injury fears, we run through the need-to-know facts about risks, symptoms, tests and research. 1. Concussion is a red herring: Big hits are not the problem, ALL head hits cause damage All sports insist they are doing more to prevent concussions in athletes to protect […]

Every region of England saw ZERO Covid deaths at least once during the final week of April


Every region in England saw zero Covid deaths at least once in the final week of April, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics data showed virus fatalities have halved in a month. Covid was mentioned on 205 death certificates across England and Wales over the seven-day spell ending April 30. For comparison, the […]

New finding suggests cognitive problems caused by repeat mild head hits could be treated — ScienceDaily


A neurologic pathway by which non-damaging but high frequency brain impact blunts normal brain function and causes long-term problems with learning and memory has been identified. The finding suggests that tailored drug therapy can be designed and developed to reactivate and normalize cognitive function, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center. The investigators, working with […]

HEALTH NOTES: Women still take sun-tanning risk


HEALTH NOTES: One in ten women admits risking deadly skin cancer by excessive holiday sunbathing By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:02 EDT, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 17:14 EDT, 1 May 2021 One woman in ten admits to sunbathing for five hours a day on two-week holidays – dramatically increasing the risk of deadly […]

Managing children’s weight, blood pressure and cholesterol protects brain function mid-life — ScienceDaily


Managing weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in children may help protect brain function in later life, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife. Previous research […]

Short-term spikes in air pollution ‘may speed up brain decline in older men’


CAUSE CHILDREN TO HAVE A LOW IQ: Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found in May 2019 that children born to mothers who live in polluted areas have an IQ that is up to seven points lower than those living in places with cleaner air. CAUSE CHILDREN TO HAVE POORER MEMORY: Researchers at the […]

PROFESSOR ROY TAYLOR explains the science behind type 2 diabetes


Barely a day goes by without type 2 diabetes hitting the headlines. Last week alone there were two major stories about the condition.  A study from French researchers showed that if you develop type 2 in middle age, it doubles your risk of getting dementia by the age of 70. Another study, which looked at […]

A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia — ScienceDaily


In Alzheimer’s disease, neurons in the brain die. Largely responsible for the death of neurons are certain protein deposits in the brains of affected individuals: So-called beta-amyloid proteins, which form clumps (plaques) between neurons, and tau proteins, which stick together the inside of neurons. The causes of these deposits are as yet unclear. In addition, […]

More people in England and Wales are now dying of flu and pneumonia than Covid


More people are now dying from flu and pneumonia than Covid in England and Wales for the first time since the second wave took off, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics data showed the virus was mentioned on 260 death certificates that occurred in the week ending April 23 — down 30 per […]

New method identifies tau aggregates occurring in healthy body structures — ScienceDaily


It turns out that not all build-ups of tau protein are bad, and a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania developed a method to show that. Using mammalian cell models, the researchers combined extremely high-resolution microscopy with machine learning to show that tau actually forms small aggregates […]

More than 40,000 ‘excess deaths’ were recorded in private homes in England and Wales in 2020


More than 40,000 ‘excess deaths’ were recorded in private homes last year but fewer than one in ten were caused by coronavirus, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics data showed 166,000 people died at home in England and Wales in 2020, compared to a yearly average of 125,000. Covid was behind just eight […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How fasting could help cut your blood pressure


Regular readers of this column might wonder if I am ever so slightly obsessed with the microbiome, the billions of tiny creatures that live in our guts — and you’d be right. I’m fascinated by these extraordinary microbes, and the ongoing battle between the ‘good’ and the bad’ ones, that influences so much about us, […]

HEALTH NOTES: People with kidney disease are 70% more likely to develop dementia, study finds


HEALTH NOTES: People with kidney disease are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, study finds By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:12 EDT, 8 May 2021 | Updated: 17:26 EDT, 8 May 2021 People with kidney disease are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, a major study has found. Swedish researchers […]

Driving behaviors harbor early signals of dementia — ScienceDaily


Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers. Naturalistic driving data refer to data captured through in-vehicle recording devices or other […]

Going to university does NOT protect you against dementia or heart disease, scientists confirm


Going to university and getting a degree does NOT protect you against brain shrinkage, scientists confirm Education has been linked to health advantages — including lower dementia risk  Researchers analysed the brain structure of 2,000 people at various life stages  They found university-educated people do tend to have larger brain volumes However, higher education did nothing to stave […]

Dementia sufferer, 74, gets two AstraZeneca Covid jabs in FIVE DAYS


A dementia sufferer received two coronavirus vaccines just five days apart, after a mix-up at her London clinic. The 74-year-old got her first AstraZeneca jab on January 23 after she was booked in at Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy by her daughter.  But just five days later the grandmother-of-four, who lives in supported housing, went and […]

Covid England and Wales: Flu and pneumonia now killing almost as many, ONS data shows


Flu and pneumonia are now killing almost as many people as coronavirus, official figures revealed today as the outbreak continues to fade away. Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis showed the illnesses were listed as the underlying cause of death for 265 victims in England and Wales in the week ending April 16. For comparison, […]

Having type 2 diabetes in middle age could double dementia risk, study finds


People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 60 could double their risk of developing dementia in old age, a study has claimed. French scientists found that dementia at age 70 was twice as likely if someone had been diagnosed with diabetes 10 years earlier. The risk was also increased for people who got […]

Researchers identify protein produced after stroke that triggers neurodegeneration — ScienceDaily


Researchers with the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a new protein implicated in cell death that provides a potential therapeutic target that could prevent or delay the progress of neurodegenerative diseases following a stroke. Scientists from the departments of pathology, neurology, biochemistry, and pharmacology at UTSW have identified and named […]

New model may explain the mystery of asymmetry in Parkinson’s disease — ScienceDaily


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by slowness of movement and tremors, which often appear asymmetrically in patients. The new model of PD described in this review article published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease may explain these perplexing asymmetrical motor symptoms and other known variations such as different degrees of constipation and sleep disorders. PD […]

Impaired drainage also may play a role in Alzheimer’s in people — ScienceDaily


Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have shown little success in slowing declines in memory and thinking, leaving scientists searching for explanations. But new research in mice has shown that some investigational Alzheimer’s therapies are more effective when paired with a treatment geared toward improving drainage of fluid — and debris — from the brain, according to a […]

Awakening ‘ghosts’ in patients with Parkinson’s, a powerful diagnostic tool — ScienceDaily


Scientists are developing a completely new ‘brain stress test’ for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the ‘ghosts’ hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations. “We’re developing something similar to a cardiac stress test, but instead […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints


An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused by […]

Covid England: Cases fall in EVERY age group as daily death rate drops to 18


Coronavirus cases have fallen in every age group in England and just 18 deaths were announced across Britain today, according to more promising data that strengthens the argument for easing lockdown sooner.  Public Health England’s weekly Covid surveillance report found rates of the virus were down in all age groups for the third week in […]

Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales


Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time since October and the number of people falling ill with the virus is at its lowest level on record, according to statistics which strengthen the argument for a quicker easing of lockdown. Office for National Statistics figures published […]

Covid-19: Medical research charities lose nearly £300million since start of the pandemic


Medical research charities have lost nearly £300million since the start of the Covid pandemic, MPs were told today. Experts fear the blackhole will threaten the development of future treatments for all diseases, including dementia and heart disease.  The Association of Medical Research Charities, which represents more than 150 non-profit organisations, has now appealed for emergency funding. […]

Role of physical, mental health in cognitive impairment — ScienceDaily


A recent study suggests that preserving physical and mental health helps older adults experiencing cognitive impairment stave off declines in cognitive engagement. “We found that declines in physical and mental health were associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement,” says Shevaun Neupert, corresponding author of the study and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State […]

Study finds evidence of more brain aging in people living in disadvantaged areas — ScienceDaily


Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods — areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities — had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline on cognitive tests than people living in neighborhoods with fewer disadvantages, according to a study published in the April 14, 2021, online […]

Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say 


Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say US researchers conducted a study to find out if treating heavy snorers meant they were less likely to get dementia  The treatment – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure – involves wearing a mask a night connected to a machine that […]

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 


Levels of a toxic gas in the brain could influence whether or not we get dementia and epilepsy, a study reveals. The gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is created inside the body in small doses – and is perhaps best known for carrying the torrid smell of rotten eggs.   H2S is produced in the brain and several […]

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments — ScienceDaily


A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. The research published in Scientific Reports today [Wednesday 14 April] shows that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain may […]

Just 175 Covid patients are now being admitted to hospital every day in England


Just 175 Covid patients are now being admitted to hospital in England every day — down from 4,000 at the peak of the crisis in January, according to official figures that will pile even more pressure on No10 to ease lockdown quicker. NHS England data also shows the life-saving effect of vaccines, with the proportion […]

Brain scans reveal special case in frontotemporal dementia — ScienceDaily


People with early-onset dementia are often mistaken for having depression and now Australian research has discovered the cause: a profound loss of ability to experience pleasure — for example a delicious meal or beautiful sunset — related to degeneration of ‘hedonic hotspots’ in the brain where pleasure mechanisms are concentrated. The University of Sydney-led research […]

New study showing how the brain retrieves facts and personal experiences may help people with memory disorders — ScienceDaily


A shared set of systems in the brain may play an important role in controlling the retrieval of facts and personal memories utilised in everyday life, new research shows. Scientists from the University of York say their findings may have relevance to memory disorders, including dementia, where problems remembering relevant information can impact on the […]

Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer’s pathology — ScienceDaily


Alzheimer’s disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease’s ravages, while others remain resilient? A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has found that susceptible neurons in the prefrontal cortex […]

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease biomarker — ScienceDaily


Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta — a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease — in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from NYU College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated […]

Eat your way to a dreamy sleep: The secret to a good night’s rest lies in the ‘brain’ in your gut


What you eat and when you eat it has an enormous effect on your body clock, your sleep and, by extension, how many years you will live.  By ‘eat’ we mean pretty much anything you take in — food, beverages, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, medication, herbal remedies and supplements. Each play a role in either keeping […]

Fighting dementia with play — ScienceDaily


A dementia diagnosis turns the world upside down, not only for the person affected but also for their relatives, as brain function gradually declines. Those affected lose their ability to plan, remember things or behave appropriately. At the same time, their motor skills also deteriorate. Ultimately, dementia patients are no longer able to handle daily […]

Brisk walking 5 times a week may combat brain aging, study suggests


A brisk walk around the block several times a week could do wonders to preserve a healthier mind – as well as body – as you age, a new study suggests.    In a year-long study conducted by University of Texas, Southwestern, researchers found that middle aged and older Americans scored higher on cognitive tests and […]

UK’s real Covid death toll hits 150,000, according to the Office for National Statistics


More than 150,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Britain since the pandemic began, official figures revealed today. Announcing the grim milestone, the Office for National Statistics revealed 150,116 death certificates between the first cases being recorded in the UK and March 19 mentioned the virus. But other promising figures showed weekly Covid deaths fell […]

Covid UK: Daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week to 56 while new cases fall 25% to 4040


Britain’s daily Covid death toll has halved in a week, official figures revealed today amid mounting calls for Boris Johnson to lift lockdown restrictions quicker. Department of Health bosses posted 56 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 4,040 coronavirus cases — down 25 per cent on last Tuesday. It comes after the Office for National Statistics today […]

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes 


HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:01 EDT, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 17:19 EDT, 3 April 2021 Gene tests could one day be used to spot patients at risk of ‘silent’ strokes that cause dementia, scientists believe. Researchers studied genetic samples of thousands of people […]

Britain’s daily Covid cases fall by another third in a week with 3,030 more positive tests


Britain’s daily Covid cases have fallen by a third in a week but deaths have crept up slightly, official data revealed today as Boris Johnson faced fresh calls to speed up his lockdown easing plans. Department of Health figures showed another 3,030 cases and 53 deaths were recorded today — which was two more fatalities […]

LIBBY GALVIN: Can these gadgets REALLY turn you into a sleeping beauty?


Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market. These devices, from wristbands […]

An amyloid link between Parkinson’s disease and melanoma — ScienceDaily


On the surface, Parkinson’s disease — a neurodegenerative disorder — and melanoma — a type of skin cancer — do not appear to have much in common. However, for nearly 50 years, doctors have recognized that Parkinson’s disease patients are more likely to develop melanoma than the general population. Now, scientists report a molecular link […]

Why 2020 was the year of marvellous medicine


A year ago, the world was in the grip of a deadly and, seemingly, unstoppable virus and the UK went into its first lockdown.  Since then, vaccines and life-saving drugs to counter Covid have been the focus of international attention.  But the past year has also seen major developments in treatments for cancer, diabetes, multiple […]

Artificial Intelligence could ‘crack the language of cancer and Alzheimer’s’ — ScienceDaily


Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can ‘predict’ the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. Academics based at St John’s College, […]

Functional PLD3 protein is linked to fewer beta-amyloid plaques and less cognitive decline in patients — ScienceDaily


A rare and controversial mutation in the phospholipase D3 (PLD3) protein — previously linked to Alzheimer’s disease — interferes with PLD3’s vital recycling function inside neurons. Matthew Schrag of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues report these new findings in a paper published April 8th in PLOS Genetics. About 1 percent of people with Alzheimer’s […]

Deaths are falling quickest in over-80s in England and Wales, ONS statistics show


Over-80s Covid deaths have fallen by more than 90 per cent since the peak of the second wave in England and Wales, official figures revealed today in yet more proof that the vaccines are working. Office for National Statistics data showed 379 fatalities were linked to the virus in the most elderly group in the […]

Covid-19 UK: UK’s Covid outbreak is now in a similar position as it was in JULY


Boris Johnson today faced fresh calls to speed up lockdown easing plans as even more data showed England’s coronavirus outbreak is still in retreat, with cases now at levels not seen since last summer. Experts tracking the spread of Covid claim the country is still in a similar position as it was in July, when […]

Society is not ready to make human brains — ScienceDaily


Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells and other cell types that they are now transplanting into patients as a form of cell therapy. Eventually, the field anticipates the same will be possible with organs. A new paper […]

Sallata Shëruese me Kastravec dhe Hudhër – Ul Kolesterolin dhe Tensionin e Lartë


Sipas Shoqërisë Amerikanë të Shëndetit të zemrës çdo vit e më shumë po shtohen rastet e personave të prekur nga hipertensioni. Përveç mjekimeve, një rol të rëndësishëm luan dhe ushqimi që konsumoni në parandalimin apo trajtimin e kësaj sëmundjeje. Hipertensioni tanimë ka filluar të shfaqet që në moshë të re, diçka që para dy dekadave […]

Vetitë Terapeutike të Muzikës – Si Ndikon Ajo Tek Gjendja Emocionale


Muzika është një formë arti dhe kulture e përhapur ndër shekuj në mënyra të ndryshme në të gjithë botën. Format e para të muzikës janë gjetur që rreth 40.000 vite më parë. Në këto shekuj e deri në ditët e sotëme meloditë kanë lënë shenja të rëndësishme për të gjithë njerëzimin. Që nga flauti i […]

Vetmia – sëmundja e modernitetit


Vetmia mendohet të jetë universale, e pashmangshme, e mundimshme dhe psikologjike. Jo vetëm Britania e Madhe, por edhe segmente të mëdha të popullsive post-industriale në të tërë Europën, Shtetet e Bashkuara dhe Japoni, raportojnë nivele të larta të vetmisë, me pasoja serioze për shëndetin publik. Gjetjet e një sondazhi të kohëve të fundit të BBC […]

A Ndikon Stili Jetesës tek Plakja e Trurit – Çfarë duhet të Dini


Sëmundje si dementia, alzhaimer apo e quajtur ndryshe plakja e trurit, në 10 vjeçarin e fundit janë kthyer në kryefjalën e problemeve shëndetësore. Po shtohen me ritme të shpejta dhe parashikohet që të shtohen edhe më shumë në vitet e ardhëshme. Shqetësimi më i madh lidhet me shkaqet që e bëjnë këtë sëmundje kaq shumë […]

Sëmundja e Plakjes së Trurit – Përse Prek më Shumë Gratë


Quhet ndryshe sëmundja e harresës dhe mund të shfaqet papandehur tek kushdo. Alzaimeri, shkakton probleme të memories meqenëqë një pjesë e trurit plaket. Duke mos pasur kështu mundësi të kryejë më shumë funksione normale që nga të menduarit kthjellët deri tek proçeset e përditshmërisë. Përhapja e shpejtë dhe pa shkak e ka bërë këtë sëmundje […]

Seeking Anti-Growing older Ideas? Verify These Out!


Everyone wants to era gracefully. But that isn’t easy to perform. It’s tough to have a vibrant visual appeal without having done things that could make you appearance and feel a little less like on your own. In this post, you’ll find some very nice tips concerning how to maintain looking wonderful while you become […]

A Ndikojnë dhembjet e Kokës tek Përshpejtimi i Plakjes së Trurit – Kujdesi që Ju duhet


Plakja e trurit është kthyer në kryefjalën e shqetësimeve mbarë botërore prej disa vitesh tashmë. Sipas të dhënave nga Instituti Internacional i Alzhaimerit të cilit i referohet AgroWeb.org, çdo 3 sekonda në botë dikush preket nga dementia apo Alzhaimer. Përhapja me shpejtësi e kësaj sëmundje pritet të rritet përsëri përgjatë 20 viteve të ardhshme. Sot […]

5 Ushqimet Më të Këqija për Trurin – Çfarë Thonë specialistët


Shprehja ne jemi çfarë hamë, merr kuptim më shumë se kurrë kur flasim për regjimin e përditshëm ushqimor të gjithësecilit. Një jetesë e shëndetshme është pikënisje për shëndet të mirë ndaj specialistët theksojnë fort nevojën për të ndjekur dietat e duhura ushqimore. Sipas të dhënave nga AgroWeb.org Dieta Mesadhetare cilësohet si më e shëndetshmja dhe […]

New report details links between widespread ocean pollution and human health risks


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ocean pollution is widespread and getting worse, and when toxins in the oceans make landfall they imperil the health and well-being of more than 3 billion people, according to a new report by an international coalition of scientists led by Boston College’s Global Observatory on Pollution on Health and the Centre […]

Drinking linked to a decline in brain health from cradle to grave


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The evidence for the harmful effects of alcohol on brain health is compelling, but now experts have pin-pointed three key time periods in life when the effects of alcohol are likely to be at their greatest. Writing in The BMJ today, researchers in Australia and the UK say evidence suggests three […]

Her Legs Would Barely Follow Her Brain. Then She Saw Double.


But that strange walk, along with the symmetrical eye-muscle abnormality, suggested to Hoffman yet another diagnosis. The symptoms made up two-thirds of a triad that Hoffman had often observed and treated in his 20 years in the E.R. but had never seen quite so clearly. Called Wernicke’s encephalopathy, it is caused by a deficiency of […]

How are older adults coping with the mental health effects of COVID-19?


McLean researchers indicate that older adults may be withstanding the mental health strains of the COVID-19 pandemic better than other age groups. Credit: McLean Hospital Older adults are especially vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—with higher risks of severe complications and death, and potentially greater difficulties accessing care and adapting to technologies such […]

Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer can kill, warns analysis of coroners’ reports


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitiser can kill, warns an analysis of two such deaths identified in coroners’ reports, and published in the journal BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. But the public is largely unaware of the potential safety hazards of this form of hand hygiene, which has become commonplace in homes, hospitals, schools, […]

New tests identify very early changes in Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear


PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, together with their colleagues at the Barcelona Beta Research Centre in Spain, the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the University of Paris, have found new forms of tau protein that become abnormal in […]

More education may not protect against dementia


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life by up to seven percent. Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have shown quite some perseverance and have now refuted this causal connection. Their […]

Spinal/epidural anesthesia associated with increased survival in leg artery bypass surgery


Associate scientist and anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and adjunct scientist at ICES. Credit: The Ottawa Hospital A new study published in The BMJ shows that people who had surgery to improve blood flow in their legs under spinal or epidural anesthesia were less likely to die than […]

The danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Strong sleeping pills known as ‘Z-drugs’ are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia—according to research from the University of East Anglia. Sleep disturbance is common among people with dementia and the impact for patients and their families is significant. To date there are […]

Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer’s dementia and Dlgap2


Andrew Ouellette and Sarah Neuner. Credit: Tiffany Laufer A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family […]

Here’s three ways physical activity changes its very structure


Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function […]

Actively speaking two languages protects against cognitive decline


Credit: Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona In addition to enabling us to communicate with others, languages are our instrument for conveying our thoughts, identity, knowledge, and how we see and understand the world. Having a command of more than one enriches us and offers a doorway to other cultures, as discovered by a team of […]

Excess death toll in care homes from COVID-19 ‘hugely underestimated’


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An early draft of a study by University of Manchester health economists and data scientists calculates that up to 10,000 more people may have died in care homes from COVID-19 than previously realized. The study is the first independent analysis of daily death notification data sent to the Care Quality Commission […]

A është Plakja e Trurit e Trashëgueshme – Kujdesi që Ju duhet


Sëmundja më e përfolur e viteve të fundit është pa dyshim plakja e trurit. Të dhënat e përhapjes së saj tregojnë shifra të cilat shtrihen në të gjithë botën e në të gjitha moshat. E teksa kjo ndodh, pyetjes se nga se shkaktohet kjo sëmundje specialistët akoma s’ mund t’i japin një përgjigje të saktë. […]

People Are Choosing Kidney Dialysis at H


Come January, there may be many more people like Mary Prochaska. Ms. Prochaska, 73, a retired social worker in Chapel Hill, N.C., has advanced chronic kidney disease and relies on dialysis to filter waste from her blood while she awaits a kidney transplant, her second. But she no longer visits a dialysis center three times […]

Gati një në pesë pacientë me COVID-19 diagnostikohen më vonë me sëmundje mendore


Pothuajse një në pesë persona që kanë pasur COVID-19 diagnostikohen me një çrregullim psikiatrik të tillë si ankthi, depresioni ose pagjumësia brenda tre muajve nga testimi pozitiv për virusin, sipas një studimi që sugjeron se duhet bërë diçka për të zbutur ndikimin te shëndeti mendor nga pandemia. Analiza, e kryer nga Universiteti i Oxfordit dhe […]

Psychological rather than cognitive status associated with incorrect perception of falling risk in dementia patients


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dementia is associated with an impaired self-perception with potentially harmful consequences for health status and clinical risk classification in this patient group with an extraordinary high risk of falling. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicates that psychological factors such as anxiety or fear of falling, cognitive […]

After a Broken Bone, the Risk of a Second Fracture


In other countries, and within some medical networks in the United States, including the Kaiser Permanente system in California, there are coordinated services to assure appropriate post-fracture follow-up. In 2013, the International Osteoporosis Foundation introduced a campaign called Capture the Fracture to assure that “fragility fracture sufferers receive appropriate assessment and intervention to reduce future […]

Gati një në pesë pacientë me COVID-19 u diagnostikuan më vonë me sëmundje mendore


Pothuajse një në pesë persona që kanë pasur COVID-19 diagnostikohen me një çrregullim psikiatrik të tillë si ankthi, depresioni ose pagjumësia brenda tre muajve nga testimi pozitiv për virusin, sipas një studimi që sugjeron se duhet bërë diçka për të zbutur ndikimin te shëndeti mendor nga pandemia Analiza, e kryer nga Universiteti i Oxfordit dhe […]

Reducing dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


The incidence of dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is lower in patients receiving biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) than in patients who receive conventional synthetic DMARDs, according to a new study. The study was presented at the virtual annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. “Being on a biologic […]

FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer’s drug


In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a scientist works on Alzheimer’s disease research in a laboratory at the drugmaker’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, a panel of outside experts will meet to advise the Food and Drug Administration on the drug, called aducanumab from Biogen Inc. and Japan’s […]

Study dives into genetic risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia for diverse Latinx groups


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are degenerative brain diseases that affect over 5.8 million people in the U.S. Rates of ADRD are higher among Black and Latinx individuals compared to non-Latinx white individuals. APOE-ε4 is the strongest known genetic risk factor for ADRD , however this finding is largely based […]

Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel


A federal panel will decide on Friday whether to recommend approval of a controversial but potentially promising Alzheimers drug, which would be the first to come to market in nearly two decades. The drug, aducanumab, would not stop or reverse dementia, but some evidence suggests it can slow the progression of memory and thinking problems […]

Vaccine shows promise against herpes virus


A genetically edited form of a herpes simplex virus has outperformed a leading vaccine candidate in a study published Nov. 6. Nebraska researchers Patricia Sollars (left) and Gary Pickard teamed with colleagues from the University of Cincinnati and Northwestern University to develop and test a form of HSV that generates high levels of neutralizing antibodies […]

Married, single, kids or not, participating in workforce may protect women’s memory


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who work in the paid labor force in early adulthood and middle age may have slower memory decline later in life than women who do not work for pay, according to a new study published in the November 4, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American […]

Pursuing Leisure Activities May Not Protect Against Dementia


Some studies have suggested that older people who consistently engage in leisure activities are less likely to develop dementia than those who do not, suggesting that failure to participate in such pastimes could spur cognitive deterioration. A new study suggests another explanation: Failure to participate in leisure activities may be a consequence of dementia, not […]

Ushqimet që Ndikojnë tek Plakja e Trurit – Cilat duhet të Shmangni


Shprehja mendje e shëndoshë në trup të shëndoshë,  zë vend më se miri në shpjegimin dhe luftën kundër shumë sëmundjeve. Tashmë dihet që ushqimi është një ndër faktorët kyç të zhvillimit të trupit dhe organizmit të shëndetëshëm. Një dietë e shëndetëshme e ndikon organimin më shumë nga sa mund të mendoni. Si për trupin, kjo […]

Dementia ‘Took its Toll’ on Sean Connery, Wife Says


Sean Connery, the actor who originated the role of James Bond, had dementia in the last few months of his life, his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, told The Daily Mail. Mr. Connery died this weekend at age 90 in the Bahamas. Ms. Roquebrune, who was married to Mr. Connery for 45 years, said the actor “was […]

Çfarë duhet të Pini për Kujtesë dhe Mendje të Fortë – Kujdesi që Ju duhet


Shëndeti i mirë i trurit do të thotë edhe shëndet i mirë i të gjithë trupit dhe jetë e gjatë. Kur flasim për kujdesin ndaj organizmit, ka me qindra mënyra dhe këshilla që nga ushqimet e duhura, deri tek kufizimi i mendimeve negative dhe lodhjes mendore. Të gjitha shumë të rekomandueshme edhe nga mjekët dhe […]

Beetroot peptide as potential drug candidate for treating neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases


Credit: CC0 Public Domain MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Pharmacology isolated a peptide (a small protein molecule) from beetroot. The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of messenger molecules in the body. Due to its particularly stable molecular structure and pharmacological properties, the beetroot peptide may be a […]

Living in Noisy Neighborhoods May Raise Your Dementia Risk


Long-term exposure to noise may be linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Researchers did periodic interviews with 5,227 people 65 and older participating in a study on aging. They assessed them with standard tests of orientation, memory and language, and tracked average daytime noise levels in their neighborhoods […]

New ‘epigenetic’ clock provides insight into how the human brain ages


Credit: CC0 Public Domain While our circadian body clock dictates our preferred rhythm of sleep or wakefulness, a relatively new concept—the epigenetic clock—could inform us about how swiftly we age, and how prone we are to diseases of old age. People age at different rates, with some individuals developing both characteristics and diseases related to […]

Why Are TikTok Teens Listening to an Album About Dementia?


Among them is Owen Amble, 16, from Spokane, Wash. He was drawn to “Everywhere at the End of Time” because his grandfather was recently diagnosed with dementia. “I want him to be OK, and I just wanted to know, like, what was going on,” he said in a phone interview. On Sept. 17, Owen posted […]

Si e Ndihmon Gjumi i Thellë Trurin të Mbajë Larg Sëmundjet


Gjumi është një nga proceset më natyrale dhe të nevojshme për çdo njeri. Pas një gjumi të thellë duket sikur të gjitha mendimet negative shuhen dhe dita rinis plot e përplot me energji. Ky proces është i dedikuar për çlodhjen e mendjes dhe të gjithë organizmit. Vlerat e gjumit s’ kanë fund dhe këtë e […]

Diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)—a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease. The inherited disease is linked to a mutation in […]

Nearly 300K excess US deaths since January, most from virus: CDC


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The United States has seen around 300,000 more deaths than usual since late January, with two-thirds attributable to COVID-19 and the rest due to other causes, a government study said Tuesday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that overall, an estimated 299,028 excess deaths occurred from […]

Drinking green tea and coffee daily linked to lower death risk in people with diabetes


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Drinking plenty of both green tea and coffee is linked to a lower risk of dying from any cause among people with type 2 diabetes, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Drinking 4 or more daily cups of green tea plus 2 or more […]