• Some eye conditions associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    Researchers found that while glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, cataract is not.
    Diagnoses of glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy were based on ICD-9 codes for 3,877 participants from the Adult Changes in Thought study.
    Using the large cohort, researchers determined associations with risk for Alzheimer's disease of glaucoma, AMD, diabetic retinopathy and cataract.
    ACT participants are a population-based sample, 65 years or older and dementia-free at enrollment and recruited from
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  • New urine dipstick test detects cause of disease that blinds millions

    10 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scientists have developed a urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide.
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  • Diseased heart muscle cells have abnormally shortened telomeres

    10 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    People with a form of heart disease called cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in heart muscle cells responsible for contraction, according to a new study.
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  • Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study

    10 monthes ago - By BBC

    Long-term use of the US weight-loss pill is found to be safe for the heart, in a major study finds.
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  • Drug could aid recovery after a heart attack

    10 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type 2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to new research.
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  • Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

    10 monthes ago - By ABC News

    New studies find most people won't benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin or fish oil supplements to prevent a first heart attack or stroke
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  • Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack or stroke, new research finds

    Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack or stroke, new research finds

    10 monthes ago - By National Post

    Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds.
    Although it's been used for more than a century, aspirin's value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test this pennies-a-day blood thinner in people who don't yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem.
    One found that aspirin did not help prevent first strokes or...
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  • Study shows new options to lower heart disease risk in people with diabetes

    10 monthes ago - By News Medical

    A drug used to manage diabetes may reduce heart disease and death in people with diabetes regardless of their cholesterol levels and whether they are on a statin therapy, suggests a new analysis of the LEADER trial.
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