Why do more women have Alzheimer’s than men? It’s not just from living longer

Why do more women have Alzheimer’s than men? It’s not just from living longer MINNEAPOLIS, USA (June 24, 2020) — Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory. This may be associated
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New research highlights potential cardiovascular risk of novel anti-osteoporotic drug

Oxford, UK (June 24, 2020) — Research presents new evidence which strengthens the plausibility that treatment with the novel anti-osteoporotic medicine, romosozumab, may lead to excess cardiovascular complications Research presents new evidence which strengthens the plausibility that treatment with the novel anti-osteoporotic medicine, romosozumab, may lead to excess cardiovascular complications. Writing in Science Translational Medicine,
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Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients also contaminate the environment

Washington, DC, USA (June 24, 2020) – Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients have the capability of contaminating their surroundings, according to a new study published in mSphere, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The data, which comes from a patient study conducted in China, demonstrates the importance of environmental cleaning in
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At height of COVID-19, nurses and doctors reported high levels of distress

NEW YORK, NY, USA (June 23, 2020) — During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression, a study by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found. Levels of stress, anxiety and depression
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Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

South Australia, Australia (June 20, 2020) — A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate – currently marketed as Zytiga – will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40
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EULAR: Early and intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduces fatigue

Better quality of life for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases Kilchberg, Switzerland (June 17, 2020) — Disease-related, profound fatigue impairs the quality of life of many people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. A Belgian study (1) has now concluded that early intensive treatment combining methotrexate with a bridging scheme of prednisone can reduce the
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Flushing toilets create clouds of virus-containing particles

Coronavirus could be transmitted through a long-lasting cloud of virus-containing aerosol droplets ejected from a flushing toilet. WASHINGTON, USA (June 16, 2020) — Researchers used a computer simulation to show how a flushing toilet can create a cloud of virus-containing aerosol droplets that is large and widespread and lasts long enough that the droplets could
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Continuous glucose monitoring reduces hypoglycemia in older adults with type 1 diabetes

CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA (June 16, 2020) — Results from a six-month, multi-site clinical trial called the Wireless Innovation for Seniors with Diabetes Mellitus (WISDM) Study Group have been published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Older adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a growing but under-studied population, are prone to hypoglycemia,
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Wearable patch may provide new treatment option for skin cancer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., USA (June 16, 2020) — Conventional melanoma therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, suffer from the toxicity and side effects of repeated treatments due to the aggressive and recurrent nature of melanoma cells. Less invasive topical chemotherapies have emerged as alternatives, but their widespread uses have been hindered by both the painful size
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Silicones may lead to cell death

  Nijmegen, Netherlands (June 12, 2020) — Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study that will be published on 12 June in Scientific Reports. „However, there are still many questions about what this could mean
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Our sleep during lockdown: Longer and more regular, but worse

Our sleep during lockdown: Longer and more regular, but worse   Basel, Switzerland (June 12, 2020) — Research assumes that many sleep disorders are caused by our modern lifestyle, which is characterized by pressure to constantly perform and be active. Rhythms of work and leisure activities thus set a cycle that is often at a
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Radioactive cloud over Europe had civilian background

Isotope measurements on air filters: researchers investigated undeclared nuclear Münster, Germany (June 12, 2020) — A mysterious cloud containing radioactive ruthenium-106, which moved across Europe in autumn 2017, is still bothering Europe’s radiation protection entities. Although the activity concentrations were innocuous, they reached up to 100 times the levels of what had been detected over
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COVID-19 may trigger new diabetes, experts warn

  London, UK (June 12, 2020) — Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes. A letter published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and signed by an international group of 17 leading diabetes experts involved in the
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Case series: Teriflunomide therapy in COVID-19 patients with MS

  Boston, MA, USA (June 12, 2020) — During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their clinicians have had questions and concerns about whether immunotherapies for MS could influence risk for infection or lead to an unfavorable outcome. In the Journal of Neurology, Rohit Bakshi, MD, a senior neurologist at Brigham and
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Mozart may reduce seizure frequency in people with epilepsy

TORONTO,  Canada (June 9, 2020) — A new clinical research study by Dr. Marjan Rafiee and Dr. Taufik Valiante of the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital, part of University Health Network, has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy. The results of the research study, „The Rhyme
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