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Blood test rivals spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's detection

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 21:53
A study reveals blood test %p-tau217 matches or surpasses CSF tests in detecting Alzheimer's disease pathology, offering a less invasive, equally accurate alternative for diagnosis across various stages.

Ginseng enhances muscle recovery and reduces fatigue in athletes

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 21:31
Ginseng is one of the most popular food supplements in the world. It is made out of various plants and herbs and is thought to provide many benefits, with numerous studies pointing at possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits as well as anti-cancer effects.

Persistent COVID-19 could drive virus evolution, new study suggests

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 20:00
Study reveals the prevalence of persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK, showing its potential role in viral evolution and the emergence of new variants, with implications for long-COVID and public health strategies.

Evaluating the efficacy of ultrahypofractionated whole breast irradiation in a FAST-Forward randomized trial

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 19:59
The FAST-Forward randomized trial from the UK found that ultrahypofractionated whole breast irradiation (WBI, 26 Gy in five fractions over 1 week) was just as effective as the 3-week regimen for local control.

Neighborhood violence impacts children's brain development

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:54
Living in neighborhoods with high levels of violence can affect children's development by changing the way that a part of the brain detects and responds to potential threats, potentially leading to poorer mental health and other negative outcomes, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Maternal antibiotic use during childbirth tied to higher risk of autoimmune diseases in children

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:42
Children whose mothers have received antibiotic treatment during childbirth are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases compared to their counterparts, according to a recent registry-based study conducted at the University of Oulu, Finland, involving nearly 46,000 children.

Delta opioid receptor agonist reduces anxiety-like behavior in mice

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:36
Anxiety-related disorders can have a profound impact on the mental health and quality of life of affected individuals.

Major discovery improves the understanding of brain fog associated with Long COVID

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:13
Today, a team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin and investigators from FutureNeuro announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID.

Neural cell culture model sheds light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 10:43
Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed an innovative neural cell culture model, shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration.

Intravascular imaging improves survival in heart disease patients undergoing stent placement

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:46
Using intravascular imaging to guide stent implantation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in heart disease patients significantly improves survival and reduces adverse cardiovascular events compared to angiography-guided PCI alone, the most commonly used method.

Youth fitness linked to lower atherosclerosis risk in middle-aged men

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:32
Men who were physically fit when they were young had a lower risk of atherosclerosis almost 40 years later, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden.

The correlation between adopting unhealthy dietary habits and migraine severity

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:31
A recent study aimed to study the correlation between migraine severity and adopting unhealthy dietary habits. It also sought to identify specific foods that could trigger particular subtypes of migraine.

Research identifies cancer risk patterns in families of men with fertility problems

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:27
For the first time researchers have identified patterns of risk for several different types of cancer in men with fertility problems and their families.

Combination interventions increase PrEP uptake among at-risk youth, study shows

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:21
A UCLA Health-led study found a combination of interventions of one-on-one telehealth coaching, peer support forums, and automated text messages more than doubled the use of the HIV prevention strategy, called PrEP, among younger, at-risk Americans, a group that historically has had low use of the medication.

Harvard study links PM2.5 air pollution to increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalization in seniors

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:12
Chronic exposure to fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) may increase seniors' risk of hospitalization for a variety of cardiovascular conditions, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Researchers discover mechanism to reverse amyloid plaque assembly in Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:08
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have developed a new drug delivery platform that harnesses helical amyloid fibers designed to untwist and release drugs in response to body temperatures.

Proper serum levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect against breast cancer

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 07:32
The impact of vitamin D on breast cancer (BC).