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COVID could actually lead to Alzheimer’s-like condition in patients, Cleveland Clinic study warns

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Jun 14, 2021 … CLEVELAND — There is certainly no shortage of reporting about the toll that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can take on the lungs. But its impact on the mind can also be devastating for patients too, a new study shows. Researchers say there is an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes often seen in Alzheimer’s…

Living on a busy road could trigger Parkinson’s disease, study warns

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May 31, 2021 … SEOUL, South Korea — Living on a busy road could trigger Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. People exposed to dirty air are around 1.5 times more prone to the devastating condition, the study shows. Corresponding author Professor Sun Ju Chung of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul calls for a “targeted…

For heart attack survivors, keeping a good head helps prevent future attacks

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May 29, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Good mental health can prevent heart attacks and stroke in people who have already suffered the potentially fatal heart conditions, according to a new study. Researchers say that heart attack survivors a much higher chance of having a second if they were suffering psychological distress. Among the conditions and emotions linked to the…

Asthma vaccine? Groundbreaking injection would be breath of fresh air for millions

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May 15, 2021 … PARIS — Could a vaccine for asthma dramatically lower rates for the respiratory ailment that plagues millions of children and adults? French researchers believe they have developed such a breakthrough that could stop asthma in its tracks. The inexpensive vaccine blocks immune system chemicals that trigger attacks, offering hope of a cure. Using mice with…

Simple solution for silencing stress: Eat more fruits and vegetables

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May 14, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — A salad a day keeps anxiety away. That’s the takeaway from a new study that reveals a simple tactic to a healthier and happier life. Researchers from Edith Cowan University report that eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce daily stress. According to the study of 8,600 Australians between ages 25 and…

Smell training is the best way to recover lost sense after COVID, researchers say

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May 10, 2021 … NORWICH, United Kingdom — Losing the sense of smell is a common symptom among COVID-19 patients. While most will recover fairly quickly, a significant portion of people report long-term issues. Some have turned to steroids (inflammation lowering corticosteroids) for relief, but a new study finds the best way to help recover is by simply “training”…

CBD for Alzheimer’s: Treatment reduces plaque buildups in the brain that cause disease

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Mar 11, 2021 … AUGUSTA, Ga. — Cannabidiol, or CBD, continues to gain support as a remedy for everything from stress to bacterial infections. A new study reveals marijuana’s non-psychoactive ingredient may also be the key to stopping the triggers for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say high doses of CBD restores the…

Colchicine, drug used for gout, may help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

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Feb 06, 2021 … SÃO PAULO, Brazil — An inexpensive medication used to treat gout may help seriously ill COVID-19 patients recover faster, doctors say. The drug, colchicine, was shown to shorten hospitalization times for coronavirus patients particularly struggling with respiratory issues. Colchicine is one of the oldest remedies still in use today. It works by dampening inflammation, one…

Optimism, feeling happy helps keeps your heart healthy and strong

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Jan 25, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — The expression “healthy mind, healthy body” may have never been as relevant as it is in a new study on heart health. Researchers with the American Heart Association say positive mental health and generally staying optimistic about life can reduce a person’s chances of developing heart disease. “A person’s mind, heart and body…

Scientists create first test to accurately predict depression, bipolar disorder

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Jan 20, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — When it comes to mood disorders and mental health, medical professionals are constantly forced to play catch-up. After all, it’s impossible to treat a condition like depression before symptoms appear, right? That may have been true not so long ago, but a new innovation out of Australia may change all that. Scientists at…

New drug could treat Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms begin

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Dec 04, 2020 … CLEVELAND — For some patients dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, the first noticeable signs of mental decline don’t appear until it’s too late to really fight off the condition. Now, scientists in Ohio say they have developed a drug that may treat the most common form of dementia decades before symptoms even appear. A team from…