• Estrogen may also play a role in migraine for men

    11 monthes ago - By News Medical

    While it has been known that estrogen plays a role in migraine for women, new research shows that the female sex hormone may also play a role in migraine for men, according to a small study published in the June 27, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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  • New evidence suggest that childhood viruses play a role years later in Alzheimer's disease

    11 monthes ago - By National Post

    WASHINGTON - Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.
    The findings don't prove viruses cause Alzheimer's, nor do they suggest it's contagious.
    But a team led by researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Health System found that certain viruses - including two extremely common herpes viruses - affect the behaviour of genes involved in Alzheimer's.
    The idea that infections earlier in life might somehow set the...
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