Alzheimer’s myths busted: The six most common misconceptions

Alzheimer’s myths busted: Experts reveal the six most common misconceptions patients have – which cause many to DELAY getting checked People worry they will have to stop driving, give up work, and lose their memory Approximately 50 million people around the world are living with dementia Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of the

New Skin-Care Collection Offers Alternatives to Surgery

The luxury skin-care category, as it stands today, is in need of a major refresh. And if it isn’t overhauled, the retail market could continue to lose consumers to plastic surgery. That’s according to dermatologist, reconstructive surgeon, and author, Dr. Tony Nakhla who launched his own line called Eighth Day at the Indie Beauty Expo

Eight of ten people with cancer risk genes don’t know it

Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don’t know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. The findings were published Sept. 21 in the journal JAMA Network Open. In the absence of routine screening,

14 Iron-Packed Foods That You Should Def Be Eating On The Reg

Just think: Iron Man. Iron clad. Iron fist. It’s no coincidence the mineral conjures images of strength and energy—because that’s what it does for your body when you eat it. “Iron is essential for our bodies to function because it helps blood cells carry oxygen to where it’s needed,” says Margie Saidel, R.D. at Chartwells

Zombie cells found in brains of mice prior to cognitive loss

Zombie cells are the ones that can’t die but are equally unable to perform the functions of a normal cell. These zombie, or senescent, cells are implicated in a number of age-related diseases. And with a new letter in Nature, Mayo Clinic researchers have expanded that list. In a mouse model of brain disease, scientists

Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

Every day, adults conduct cost-benefit analyses in some form for decisions large and small, economic and personal: Bring a lunch or go out? Buy or rent? Remain single or start a family? All are balances of risk and reward. According to psychologists, infants weigh risks and rewards, too, but appear to boil down their decision-making

New method improves temperature imaging accuracy in fat-containing tissues

A research team led by Prof. Zheng Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a dual-step iterative temperature estimation (DITE) method for fat-referenced PRFS temperature imaging in fat-containing tissues. Magnetic resonance thermometry (MRT) is the only imaging technique that noninvasively provides temperature distribution in vivo. The

Smart pills dumb down medical care, experts warn

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technology in patient care settings. Smart

The BMJ questions transparency of information surrounding safety of Pandemrix vaccine

An investigation published by The BMJ today raises fundamental questions about the transparency of information surrounding the safety of GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix vaccine used in 2009-2010. Eight years after the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” outbreak, new information is emerging of a striking difference in the number and frequency of adverse events reported for three GSK pandemic

Discovery could explain failed clinical trials for Alzheimer’s, and provide a solution

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease which may explain why so many drug trials have failed. The study also identifies a clinically approved drug which breaks the vicious cycle and protects against memory-loss in animal models of Alzheimer’s. Overproduction of the protein beta-amyloid is

Stop Everything: It's FREE QUESO DAY at Moe's!

The day has ARRIVED, people! Stop what you’re doing (you look like you need a break, anyway!) and head over to your local Moe’s Southwest Grill to celebrate one of the best days of the year: Free Queso Day. At participating locations, you can waltz right in and claim a free 6-ounce cup of queso