Surgeons: Helping patients who smoke is important medicine
Tobacco use and smoking, in particular, wreak widespread havoc on the musculoskeletal system. The effect of smoking ranges from its negative effect on bone mineral density and...
14 days ago - Healio
Smoking Study Adds Fuel to Parkinson's Debate
]]> - Male British physicians who smoked tobacco in 1951 had a 30% lower risk of death from Parkinson's disease, an analysis of data from the British Doctors Study...
4 monthes ago - MedPageToday
Routine exam reveals unusual retinal findings
A 70-year-old Caucasian man presented for an updated spectacle prescription. Ocular history included cataracts, monovision RK performed in 1997 and “damage to the back of my...
5 monthes ago - Healio
'Exceptionally Low' Alzheimer's Odds; $80 Migraine Pill; Can Alexa Spot Dementia?
]]> - People with two copies of the APOE2 allele had an "exceptionally low" likelihood of Alzheimer's dementia, a 5,000-person neuropathological study showed. Daily or...
7 monthes ago - MedPage Today
Smoking intervention at pediatrician's office helps parents quit
Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking by routinely screening them for tobacco use and offering them cessation assistance during their child's appointment, study findings...
One year ago - Healio - 2 articles
Drug Target for Chemically Induced Parkinson's Identified
Enzyme in neuronal mitochondria could be responsible for converting compounds from alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods into chemicals that trigger or advance Parkinson's.
One year ago - Medindia Health
A new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease
An enzyme that modifies chemicals formed in the body by alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods may be a new target for treating Parkinson's disease. The altered compounds, the...
One year ago - ScienceDaily
The Disconnect Between Science and Policy
Back in 1912, when hardly anyone smoked cigarettes, lung cancer was like a museum curiosity: extremely rare. In the next few decades, however, it rose dramatically around the...
One year ago - Nutrition Facts
National Poll on Healthy Aging Finds Feelings of Isolation Among Older Adults with Health Issues
One in four older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time, and one in three say they lack regular companionship, according to a new national...
One year ago - Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative
Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder striking 1 percent of our older population and is the 14 th leading cause of death in the United States. While we don't really know...
One year ago - Nutrition Facts
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Freezing Prostate Cancer Cells is An Effective Treatment
Freezing prostate cancer cells using MRI guided hemi-gland cryoablation is successful in controlling prostate cancer in clinically significant and advanced cases.
Prostate cancer patients could be spared radiotherapy after surgery
The treatment is used to eradicate cancer cells and to try to ensure tumours do not return. But research in The Lancet found there was no benefit.
Cannabis Use for Managing Menopause Symptoms
Many women are using cannabis or interested in using it for the management of bothersome and worrisome menopause symptoms, according to a new study.
The Lancet: Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery can be Avoided for Men
Researchers from all over the world have access to HYSETS, a database of hydrometric data created at Ecole de technologie superieure , to note the results of climate change on...
Feeding a Person With Advanced Alzheimer's Disease: An Update
We update our 2011 discussion of feeding the person with late-stage or advanced Alzheimer's disease. We present a case of a 92-year-old woman diagnosed with AD, from our family...
Spinal Cord Stimulation Alleviates Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease...
Spinal cord stimulation alleviates pain and reduces motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a "salvage therapy", according to researchers in...
Menopause Symptoms Can Lead to Heart Disease
Combined symptoms of menopause could lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in women.
Cognition Declines After the Menopause Transition
Women complain about forgetting things during the transition from premenopause to perimenopause to postmenopause. Such declines in memory after menopause appear independent of...
The Surprising Ways Body Weight Affects Brain Health
The brain is the very essence of who we are, so we want it to stay healthy. But just as other organs change with age, cognitive challenges can arise with aging. Some of these...
Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's?
Drs Adam Boxer, Samuel Gandy, and Rudolph Tanzi discuss the potential impact of a breakthrough study of plasma phospho-tau217.