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Likely cause of Alzheimer’s disease discovered in fat-carrying particles

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Sep 16, 2021 … PERTH, Australia — Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more common, with an estimated six million Americans currently living with the condition. Making matters worse is the fact that there is no effective cure yet. New research out of Australia, however, is shedding light on at least one cause of Alzheimer’s that may open the door…

Antioxidant drug cysteamine reverses condition that triggers heart attacks, strokes

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Sep 09, 2021 … READING, United Kingdom — An antioxidant drug that doctors already know is safe for humans may help reverse a condition which leads to heart attacks and strokes for many patients. Researchers at the University of Reading say cysteamine can “switch off” the damaging process of atherosclerosis, thereby preventing heart damage due to blood clots. Atherosclerosis is…

Long COVID may be the result of Epstein-Barr virus reactivating in many patients

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Aug 18, 2021 … WATKINSVILLE, Ga. — “Long COVID,” or the long-term symptoms which keep plaguing coronavirus patients well after their illnesses, may actually be the result of another virus coming back to life in their bodies. Researchers say nearly three-quarters of patients with COVID long hauler symptoms may be experiencing the reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV, also called…

COVID-19 linked to memory struggles, onset of Alzheimer’s disease

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Aug 16, 2021 … DENVER — COVID-19 could trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Memory loss and confusion were common symptoms among hundreds of older patients up to six months after infection. The symptoms were linked to biological markers of brain injury, inflammation, and dementia. Those suffering cognitive decline after infection were prone to low blood oxygen, which…

Yogurt every day keeps Alzheimer’s away? Probiotics, strong gut health may be key to avoiding dementia

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Aug 15, 2021 … CORK, Ireland — As of 2021, a whopping 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to rise 22% by 2025. Globally, the number of people with dementia is predicted to triple to around 150 million by 2050 because of aging populations. While there’s no cure for the Alzheimer’s, new…

Vaping e-cigarettes just once dramatically raises oxidative stress levels

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Aug 10, 2021 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Although many vapers contend that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, studies continue to show both habits are bad for your health. Now, a new report reveals that vaping just one time in your life can dramatically affect the health of your cells. Researchers from UCLA find non-smokers who vape…

COVID-19 may accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease

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Aug 03, 2021 … DENVER, Colo. — COVID-19 can lead to many lingering ailments weeks and even months after infection. Now, a disturbing new study suggests Alzheimer’s disease may be among them. Researchers with the Alzheimer’s Association say coronavirus may trigger Alzheimer’s, accelerating the onset of the most common form of dementia. Study authors discovered that memory loss and…

Plant extract that gives perfumes their floral scent may help cure Parkinson’s disease

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Jul 29, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — A plant extract that gives perfumes their floral scent may hold the key to curing Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University say experiments using the compound farnesol reversed the devastating neurological disorder. In nature, farnesol comes from berries, peaches, and tomatoes, as well as herbs and essential…

Common weed with gluten-like proteins may be mixing in with gluten-free foods

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Jul 28, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — Gluten-free foods may not be so free of gluten after all, a new study cautions. Researchers in Australia say a common weed, which is actually a popular livestock food source and tennis surface, may be mixing in with crops that specifically avoid this grain protein. Ryegrass contains a gluten-like protein which could end…

Surge in childhood respiratory viruses expected soon as pandemic safety measures fade

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Jul 26, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Childhood respiratory illnesses have become a rarity during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as many regions start to scale back their COVID safety restrictions, researchers say doctors should expect a sudden rise in children getting sick. A team from the University of British Columbia report that cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)…

5-minute breathing exercise lowers blood pressure better than working out, medication

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Jul 07, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — A five-minute workout that scientists call “strength training for your breathing muscles” is proving to lower blood pressure as well as or even better than traditional exercise and prescription drugs. Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder say this groundbreaking exercise makes use of a hand-held device which provides resistance as the user breathes.…

Microchip can measure stress hormones in real-time from drop of blood

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Jul 03, 2021 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A groundbreaking microchip that can measure stress hormones in real-time from a drop of blood has been developed. Researchers believe the innovation could drastically change the daily health of people without the need for cumbersome laboratory set-ups. Cortisol, and other stress hormones, regulate many aspects of physical and mental health including…