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Alzheimer’s drug may help maintain mitochondrial function in muscles as it slows cognitive decline

A common treatment for Alzheimer’s disease may help people with the earliest stages of the disease maintain mitochondrial function in their muscles in addition to slowing cognitive decline. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in Function. Research suggests people with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of cognitive impairment, have mitochondrial dysfunction throughout the body.

Antiplatelet medication may have potential as a low-cost heart failure treatment

Sarpogrelate, an antiplatelet medication, has potential as a new heart failure therapy and, according to researchers, could potentially decrease health care costs associated with cardiovascular disease, according to preliminary animal research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions 2021. Cardiac hypertrophy is the abnormal enlargement, or thickening, of the muscles of the

Weight fluctuations may predict poor outcomes in adults with kidney disease

A recent study has linked weight fluctuations—or body mass index variability—to higher risks of cardiovascular-related problems and early death in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The findings appear in an upcoming issue of JASN. Body mass index variability is associated with higher risks of developing heart conditions in the general population. Because cardiovascular disease

Why Tap Water May Not Be Right For Your Plants

Houseplants can be finicky. Between finding the right room temperature, sunlight exposure and humidity, you may have a different regimen for each stem in your house. While you may think that your browning leaves come from overwatering, they may actually come from the type of water that you’re using. Just like the amount of sunlight

How a doctor’s presence may alter blood pressure readings

A doctor’s presence during a blood pressure reading triggers a “fight or flight” response that can affect the results, say researchers who studied the effect by measuring nerve activity. “White coat hypertension”—the phenomenon when blood pressure rises in some people who are measured by a medical professional—has been known about for decades. It occurs in

Intranasal vaccine may block COVID-19 where it starts

Research by Lancaster University scientists to create a COVID-19 vaccine which can be administered through the nose has taken a significant step forward. The pre-clinical animal trials of the intranasal vaccine showed a reduction in both the impact of the disease itself and transmission of the virus. The findings—published today in the journal iScience—open the

Immunotherapy may be effective for a subgroup of metastatic colorectal cancer patients, study finds

Researchers at City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, looked at the most common type of metastatic colorectal cancer and discovered that these patients are more responsive to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy, an innovative treatment that helps the immune system recognize and attack cancerous cells, if tumors

Pandemic may have increased older adults’ fall risk

The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased older adults’ risk of falling and injuring themselves, due to changes in physical activity, conditioning and mobility, a new national poll suggests. More than a third of people between the ages of 50 and 80 report their physical activity declined in the pandemic’s first 10 months, and more than

Novel therapy may improve survival for patients with malignant gliomas

A novel therapy engineered by Northwestern Medicine investigators improved progression-free and overall survival for patients with newly diagnosed malignant gliomas, according to results from a recent phase I clinical trial published in The Lancet Oncology. In the study, investigators evaluated the safety of a novel therapy called NSC-CRAd-S-pk7 in patients newly diagnosed with malignant gliomas.

This Much Coffee May Be Detrimental To Your Health

Coffee culture promotes endless caffeine consumption as a necessity for daily life. Between posters and Instagram accounts dedicated solely to touting the benefits of drinking coffee, it’s easy to overdo it on this seemingly harmless drink. But, coffee is loaded with caffeine which is a stimulant; over time, this can impact your brain and body

Androgenetic alopecia may reduce health-related quality of life

(HealthDay)—Androgenetic alopecia is associated with moderate impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and emotions, according to a review published online July 7 in JAMA Dermatology. Chun-Hsien Huang, M.D., from Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of androgenetic alopecia on HRQOL. Based

Stem cells may hold a key to developing new vaccines against COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 may have the ability to reactivate dormant tuberculosis (TB). In a novel study, scientists report in The American Journal of Pathology that infection with a specific coronavirus strain reactivated dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in mice. This knowledge may help to develop new vaccines for COVID-19 and avoid a potential

Extra COVID-19 vaccine may help protect transplant patients

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 15 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A small study offers the first hint that an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccines just might give some organ transplant recipients a needed boost in protection. Even as most vaccinated people celebrate a return

‘Ice’ flavored e-cig use may be linked to nicotine dependence among the young

The use of ‘ice’ flavored e-cigarettes may be common and positively associated with conventional smoking and nicotine dependence among young adults, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. And it’s unclear where these’ hybrid’ vapes, combining fruit/sweet and cooling flavors, fit into current or future regulatory frameworks, which apply restrictions according to distinct