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Curcumin nanoparticles show promise in treating neurodegenerative diseases

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 23:18
Review demonstrates curcumin's neuroprotective effects in neurodegenerative diseases, enhancing its potential through innovative nanoparticle formulations. This advancement could significantly improve treatments for diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis.

New brain scan tool reveals key insights into childhood brain development

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 22:55
Study demonstrates that the OPM-MEG tool effectively tracks brain development and neural oscillations in individuals aged 2 to 34, offering new insights into neurological health and development.

New 5-minute cognitive test boosts dementia care in diverse elderly populations

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 22:39
The 5-Cog tool significantly enhances dementia diagnosis and care for older adults in primary care, especially among Black and Hispanic communities, by being culturally sensitive and quick to administer.

Loneliness slashes healthy years in older adults, study reveals

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 22:25
Study reveals that loneliness significantly reduces healthy life expectancy in older adults, particularly among women, highlighting the need for targeted health interventions to improve well-being and health.

Gut microbiota imbalance linked to higher UTI risks in women

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 22:14
Study reveals that gut microbial dysbiosis and frequent antibiotic use are key risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women, emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle and dietary supplements to prevent UTIs.

Researchers investigate the feasibility of new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:58
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London have investigated the feasibility of a new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder.

Antibacterial lipopeptide shown to be highly effective in killing Staphylococcus aureus

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:39
A novel antibacterial lipopeptide produced by the bacterium Serratia marcescens has been shown to be highly effective in killing Staphylococcus aureus – one of the most important pathogens occurring in humans.

Ultrasound technology breaks blood-brain barrier for glioblastoma treatment

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 10:38
In a major advance for the treatment of the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, Northwestern Medicine scientists used ultrasound technology to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and provide a small dose of a chemotherapy and immunotherapy drug cocktail.

Researchers identify a potential metabolic target for cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 09:56
Researchers at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology have identified a potential target for cancer immunotherapy.

Vigorous exercise linked to reduced cognitive impairment in hypertensive patients

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 09:39
People with high blood pressure have a higher risk of cognitive impairment, including dementia, but a new study from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that engaging in vigorous physical activity more than once a week can lower that risk.

Higher amounts of sugar alcohol xylitol associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 08:58
Cleveland Clinic researchers found higher amounts of the sugar alcohol xylitol are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

Flight risk: Alcohol and cabin hypoxia disrupts sleep quality and impacts heart health

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 08:51
How alcohol consumption and exposure to hypobaric hypoxia interact to affect heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and sleep.

Overweight, obesity in adolescence and early adulthood linked to increased stroke risk in women

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 08:12
In an analysis of more than 50 years of health data, women who had overweight or obesity at age 14 or 31 were more likely to have an ischemic (clot-caused) stroke before age 55, according to research published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

New research reveals hidden challenges faced by people with tooth loss and dentures

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 07:44
The hidden challenges faced by people with tooth loss and dentures has been identified by new research from the University of Sheffield.

Aircraft noise exposure linked to higher obesity risk in women

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 06:56
The associations between aircraft noise and obesity among female nurses living near 90 United States (US) airports.

AI-driven mammography cuts workload by 33%, boosts breast cancer detection

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:32
Implementing AI in mammography screening significantly reduces radiologists' workload and improves breast cancer detection rates, according to a study in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Facial temperature can predict heart disease with higher accuracy than current methods

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 00:06
Researchers found that facial infrared thermography can predict coronary artery disease more accurately than traditional pretest probability tools, using deep-learning algorithms to analyze temperature patterns.

U.S. cardiovascular disease costs set to skyrocket by 2050, new study reveals

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 23:39
New research forecasts that the economic burden of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. will nearly quadruple by 2050, highlighting the urgent need for preventive measures.

America's looming heart crisis: Study forecasts alarming rise in cardiovascular disease and stroke by 2050

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 23:19
Researchers predict significant increases in cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. by 2050, with rising disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

How a low-nicotine cigarette policy could improve public health

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 22:30
A recent study in The Lancet Regional Health shows low-nicotine cigarettes significantly reduce daily cigarette use and increase smoke-free days, even when alternative nicotine delivery systems are available.