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Among carriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon-4 genotype, staying active slows the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain.
Life expectancy for patients with Parkinson's disease is poorer than some previous studies have suggested, with barely one-third of patients surviving six years
Large-scale prospective study reveals that on all cognitive measures except vocabulary, linear declines start as early as age 45.
Men and women who have a high body mass index (BMI) for a long period of time are at an increased risk of type-2 diabetes
Listening to music lessens the pain response, particularly among people who are anxious about undergoing a medical procedure.
Adiponectin, a hormone derived from visceral fat, may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's Disease in women.
New Zealand team reports that consumption of gold kiwifruit helps to reduce the severity of the symptoms of the common cold.
University of Pittsburgh (US) scientists improved the lifespan of mice with an aging disease by injecting them with normal stem cells.
A diet rich in key vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids helps to promote cognitive function, as well as reduce brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Small spots of dead brain cells may be a significant and underidentified cause of memory loss in older adults.
A VASCULAR VARIABLE
Estimated to affect 125 million people worldwide, psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the immune system that commonly manifests in the form of thick, red, scaly patches on the skin.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts, USA) found that the risk of coronary disease is almost 30% greater in psoriasis patients, and stroke risk exceeded the rate of the general population by 12%. The risk did not vary by severity of psoriasis, as patients with moderate and severe disease had a similar prevalence of heart disease and stroke.