Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk
7 monthes ago - By News Medical
Novel blood-based biomarkers for dementia could identify disease at an early preclinical stage, serve as surrogate outcomes for clinical trials of investigational therapies and even identify future potential therapeutic targets.
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Periodontal disease may be risk factor for AMD
7 monthes ago - By Healio
Periodontal diseases are a possible additional risk factor for age-related macular degeneration; however, the link between the two remains unclear, according to a literature review published in The Permanente Journal.
Recent studies have shown that AMD and periodontal diseases have been associated with similar biomarkers, said the authors.
A study by Hong and colleagues found that people with high C-reactive protein levels have double the risk of developing advanced AMD. Kauppinen and colleagues found that proinflammatory cytokines interleukin -1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor can
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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.
Clinical Challenges: Test Your Knowledge About Parkinson's
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Telehealth and Parkinson's Disease
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The Lancet: Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery can be Avoided for Men
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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...