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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…

Promising new MS drug may actually worsen the disease, researchers say

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Nov 17, 2020 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — TEPP-46, a new small-molecule drug intended to treat multiple sclerosis, has been considered a promising medicinal option for the disease. A new study giving researchers pause however, after finding TEPP-46 may in actuality make MS worse. The drug hasn’t been tested on humans yet, and a team at the University of Virginia…

Why is COVID-19 so dangerous for the obese? Study points to hormone ‘leptin’

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Jul 31, 2020 … BATON ROUGE, La. — Overweight and obese individuals are at an especially high risk of developing severe, life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms. But, why exactly is that the case? A new study from Louisiana State University offers up a strong theory. Researchers say the connection between obesity and severe COVID-19 symptoms may be a specific hormone that controls…

Scientists unsure why asthma sufferers aren’t at greater risk for severe COVID-19 infection

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Jul 06, 2020 … NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Previous findings link COVID-19 severity to preexisting cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Oddly, however, people with asthma aren’t more likely to contract the virus nor are they more likely to have severe symptoms. In a new editorial published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers at Rutgers Institute for Translational…

Children Of African Ancestry At Higher Risk Of Inflammatory Syndrome Linked To COVID-19, Study Suggests

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Jun 07, 2020 … PARIS — Doctors and researchers seem to constantly learn new things about the coronavirus as it continues to shake the world since the end of 2019. An investigation into the rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome afflicting children that is purportedly linked to COVID-19 may offer some insight into who is most at risk for the mysterious…

New Research Shows How Coronavirus Can Take A Dangerous Toll On The Heart

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May 18, 2020 … Doctors warn that the drug hydroxychloroquine may cause heart damage, Remdesivir may lead to low blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Ever since we learned of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes people to focus on the effects the disease has on the respiratory system. Even the full name…

Study: Bedroom Air Filters May Help Prevent & Alleviate Childhood Asthma

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Apr 18, 2020 … DURHAM, N.C. — There are few experiences as terrifying as feeling like you can’t breathe. Unfortunately, for many people with asthma, that’s a common occurrence. Luckily, a recent study is offering a new avenue of relief, especially for asthmatic children living in areas with high levels of air pollution. A bedroom air filter that catches fine…

Study: Bottling Up Emotions After Death Of Spouse Can Lead To Serious Health Problems

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Apr 11, 2020 … HOUSTON — Expressing emotion can be a difficult task for many people. While society is becoming more and more open about discussing feelings, emotions, and mental health, for decades adults were generally expected to keep their feelings private. Even when faced with perhaps one of the greatest tragedies that can befall an individual, the loss of…

New Children’s Brain Disorder Discovered: ‘Developmental Delay & Severe Epilepsy’

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Mar 23, 2020 … MELBOURNE, Australia — As the human brain continues to evolve, sadly, so do new ailments and conditions that hamper its ability to function. To that end, Australian scientists are revealing their recent discovery of a new, particularly nasty neurodegenerative disorder in children. Characterized by developmental delay and severe epilepsy within the first year of one’s life,…