An apple a day can help stop memory loss, research finds

Researchers found that the memory function of adults with a poor diet at the start of the trial improved after they consumed 500mg of flavanols a day in the form of a supplement. Adam Brickman, professor of neuropsychology at New York’s Columbia University, said the finding “raises the possibility of using flavanol-rich diets to improve

How to diagnose and manage depression in adolescents: A new review for clinicians

How do you diagnose and manage depression in adolescents? A new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help primary care clinicians address this increasingly common, yet under-detected condition, in teenagers. “Although more than 40% of people with depression experience onset before adulthood, depression remains undetected in many adolescents in Canada, and

Researchers show that immunoglobulin A fine-tunes the body’s interactions with microbes

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency is the most common primary immune deficiency worldwide, but its presentation has puzzled physicians and researchers. Some with the disorder present with symptoms like recurrent infections, autoimmune disease, or allergies, whereas others have no symptoms at all and only become aware of their IgA-deficient status through an incidental finding on a

Mark Cuban’s Pharmacy Adds Another Onc Drug: Capecitabine

In late April, the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company added another oncology drug to its formulary: capecitabine. This addition brings the total number of generic cancer drugs sold through Cuban’s online pharmacy to 11. Capecitabine is used to treat a wide range of malignancies, including breast, colon, rectal, stomach, esophageal, pancreatic cancers. Without a

Colder Climates Help You Live Longer

Moderately cold temperatures increase longevity and decrease susceptibility to age-related diseases, according to research conducted at the University of Cologne. What to Know Cold temperatures activate a cellular cleansing mechanism called proteasome that breaks down defective protein aggregations and helps prevent proteins from clumping together. Gene-related diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease,

UQ neuroscientists uncover how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have uncovered how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in schizophrenia, using new technology. Professor Darryl Eyles has built on past research out of his laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute linking maternal vitamin D deficiency and brain development disorders, such as schizophrenia, to understand the functional changes taking

Nitrates: Are they unhealthy or protective?

Many studies suggest that nitrates benefit cardiovascular health. Other studies suggest they may increase cancer risk. Researchers conducted an analysis of studies investigating the benefits and risks of dietary nitrates. Further research is needed to better understand these associations. Nitrates are compounds made from nitrogen and oxygen atoms. They are commonly found in vegetables, meat,

I was told chemo had left me infertile – now I'm expecting a son

Cancer-stricken father, 37, told he was infertile after gruelling chemotherapy is now expecting a son – but fears that disease will kill him before he’s born Andrew Wresford, 37, and Rachel Mitton, 36, expecting their third child His bowel cancer spread his organs and is now terminal  READ MORE: Incredible moment paralysed man walks for first time