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Living near loud, busy roads can increase Alzheimer’s risk by over 25%

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Nov 04, 2021 … ODENSE, Denmark —According to new research, noise pollution can significantly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say road and railway traffic alone accounts for an astonishing one-in-seven dementia cases. Constant racket from cars, buses, and trains, as well as dirty air, speeds up the brain’s decline. This leads to the conclusion that people…

No surgery for appendicitis? Scientists conclude they can treat condition with antibiotics

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Oct 25, 2021 … SEATTLE, Wash. — Appendicitis can be an extremely painful condition which almost always ends in surgery. Now, however, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine say medical science has reached the point where doctors no longer have to take out your appendix when this occurs. The results of the largest-ever clinical trial on appendicitis…

COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease share the same genetic risk factor

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Oct 08, 2021 … LONDON — The same genetic risk factor which increases a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may also make them more vulnerable to severe symptoms of COVID-19, a new study warns. Researchers at University College London have discovered that variants of the OAS1 gene play a role in both increasing dementia risk and worse coronavirus infections.…

Wash your hands: Diarrhea-causing bacteria C.diff is ‘everywhere’

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Oct 07, 2021 … HOUSTON, Texas — Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a form of bacteria which causes severe diarrhea and colon inflammation. Unsettlingly, researchers from the University of Houston report it is “everywhere” in non-healthcare settings in the United States and all over the globe. Tests on a “worldwide sample” revealed C.diff on 26 percent of environmental samples from…

Common osteoporosis drug may protect patients from developing diabetes

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Sep 28, 2021 … AALBORG, Denmark — The osteoporosis drug alendronate may be doing more for patients than just strengthening bones. A new study reveals the prescription medication also appears to be reducing a patient’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Moreover, researchers say that protection only gets stronger the longer a person takes alendronate. Dr. Rikke Viggers from Aalborg…

The cure for COVID-19 may come from bats

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Sep 22, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — Bats may hold the key to beating COVID-19, according to a new study. The flying mammals have exceptional immunity, which protects them against deadly viruses. Scientists in Australia say cracking their secret to superior health would open the door to discovering a cure for the virus. Researchers note that bats catch COVID…

Primate mothers grieve their dead babies by carrying their bodies for months

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Sep 19, 2021 … LONDON — Primate mothers carry their dead infant’s body for up to several months as a way of grieving, according to new research. The largest-ever study of the behavior, known as “infant corpse carrying,” suggests that the mothers may possess an awareness of death, or be able to learn about it over time. Researchers say…

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…