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A Common Marker Of Neurological Diseases May Play Role In Healthy Brains

Researchers have discovered that a protein called phosphorylated α-synuclein, which is associated with several neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Lewy ...
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Light Therapy May Ease The Agitation Of Alzheimer’s

Exposure to bright light, or light therapy, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease sleep more soundly, according to a new report. Light therapy may also help to ease depress...
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Flagging Dementia Patients for Better Hospital Care

Cedars-Sinai investigators are using electronic health records to identify hospitalized patients likely to have dementia. The method they developed, detailed in a study publis...
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A Weight Lifted: 70-Year-Old Bench Press Competitor Tackles Rare Cancer

In January 2023, 70-year-old fitness coach Howard Aaron was preparing for the Arnold Classic, an international weightlifting competition—one of the many he has participated in...
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Diet Quality Is Associated With Metabolites Indicative Of Cardiovascular Health Already In Childhood

A healthier diet is associated with serum metabolite concentrations indicative of better cardiovascular health already in school-aged children, a recent study from the Univers...
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NIH Analysis Reveals A Significant Rise In Use Of Complementary Health Approaches, Especially For Pain Management

NIH analysis reveals a significant rise in use of complementary health approaches, especially for pain management What An analysis conducted by the National Institutes of Heal...
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Residential Addiction Treatment For Adolescents Is Scarce And Expensive

Access to residential addiction treatment centers caring for U.S. adolescents under 18 years old in the United States is limited and costly, according to a new study(link is e...
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One In Three Telehealth Users Have Privacy Concerns

Privacy concerns are common among users of Finland’s national patient portal, a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welf...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Alters Brain Activity In Children With Anxiety

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found overactivation in many brain regions, including the frontal and parietal lobes and the amygdala, in unmedicated chi...
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Elevated Cholesterol In Adolescence Causes Premature Heart Damage In A Seven-Year Follow-Up

High cholesterol levels in adolescence can cause structural and functional heart damage during adolescence which worsens by young adulthood. The study was conducted in collabo...
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Exercise Isn’t Just For Muscles

Exercise can not only bulk up your muscles. It may also bulk up your brain. Those are the findings of a new report that analyzed exercise habits and MRI brain scans from 10,...
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Semaglutide Associated With Lower Risk Of Suicidal Ideations Compared To Other Treatments Prescribed For Obesity Or Type 2 Diabetes

Semaglutide, a highly popular medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obesity and manage type 2 diabetes, was associated with a 49% to 73% lower ...
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23 Cancer Research Highlights From The Past Year

Driven by our mission to end cancer, MD Anderson researchers developed new therapies, analyzed vast data sets, solved medical mysteries and more over the last year. These brea...
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Higher Income And Longer Working Years Are Linked To Better Mobility

A new study on the relationship between mobility and income has shown that better mobility was strongly associated with higher income and longer working years in adults. The f...
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Light Physical Activity Shows Great Promise In Reversing Childhood Obesity Caused By Being Sedentary

Increased sedentary time from childhood through young adulthood caused increased body fat and abdominal fat in a new follow-up study. However, the results also showed that lig...
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Cholesterol: Too Much Of A ‘Good’ Thing?

Many experts tout the benefits of having high levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol. But too much HDL may have a downside: an increased ...
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Researchers Assemble The First Complete Sequence Of A Human Y Chromosome

An international research team has generated the first truly complete sequence of a human Y chromosome, the final human chromosome to be fully sequenced. The new sequence, whi...
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Why We Get Annual Flu Shots—and How Universal Vaccines Could Knock Out Viruses

The worst pandemic in the last century was caused by a coronavirus, which came as a surprise to many. Influenza was long thought to pose a greater risk. “Before 2020,” said Sc...
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PET Scans May Predict Parkinson’s Disease And Lewy Body Dementia In At-Risk Individuals

In a small study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the heart may identify people who will go on to ...
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Having A Positive Attitude About Aging May Help Boost Memory

Having a positive attitude about growing older may counteract some of the memory deficits that commonly occur as people age, according to a new report. A positive attitude abo...
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Cancer Discovery: How the Liver Defends Itself

Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered how the liver defends itself against cancer. Their study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Hepatology, suggests targets for...
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IFPA Launches Data Exploration Tool To Address Misconceptions About Psoriatic Disease

IFPA, the International Federation of Psoriatic Disease Associations, has announced the launch of a data exploration tool, using findings from the global Psoriasis and Beyond ...
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Pregnancy Complications Increase And Unmask Short- And Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk For People With Obesity

Having obesity before and during early pregnancy appears to be a strong indicator of risk for developing future cardiovascular disease and was significantly linked with advers...
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Immunotherapy Side Effects: What to know

If you’ve researched cancer treatment options, you’ve probably heard of immunotherapy, which trains the immune system to attack cancer, rather than attacking the cancer direct...
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Workplace Ostracism Is Clearly Associated With Healthcare Workers’ Job Satisfaction, Stress, And Perceived Health

Workplace ostracism refers to someone being excluded from social interaction in the workplace without any explanation. Published in Journal of Advanced Nursing, a recent study...
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