Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life

Modifying 12 risk factors over the lifecourse could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to an update to The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care, which is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2020). Combined, the three new risk factors are associated with 6% of all dementia cases—with an estimated 3% of cases […]

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World-first technology breathes new life into cystic fibrosis detection and treatment

World-first research led by Monash University could hold the key to better monitoring and treatment of lung disease associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) – a condition thousands of people are diagnosed with each year. Using X-ray velocimetry (XV), the multi-disciplinary collaboration of physicists, engineers, biomedical engineers and clinicians was able to measure the dynamics of airflow through the lungs during […]

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7 in 10 respondents worry poor health will limit their life experiences

Seven in 10 U.S. adults worry poor health will prevent them from doing all the things they’d like to do in life, according to a new survey from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. The research was conducted by OnePoll for Know Diabetes by Heart, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association […]

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Kara Keough Imagines Life With Late Son 3 Months After Newborn's Death

In memoriam. Kara Keough opened up about life without her and Kyle Bosworth’s late son, McCoy, three months after his death. See RHOC’s Kara Keough and Kyle Bosworth’s Family Album “You would have been three months old today,” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 31, captioned a Monday, July 6, Instagram post. “But instead, I’m three months into the […]

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Life after coronavirus: Prepare for a long, tiring recovery, some Colorado survivors say

More than two months after Martha Pearse first got sick with COVID-19, she’s still working her way back to normal. Pearse, 81, said she had “daunting” fatigue when she came down with the new coronavirus in mid-April. She also had severe headaches and night sweats, and lost her sense of taste and smell. As July started, she still was getting […]

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Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts life expectancy

For the past 70 years, the best indicator of life expectancy for a patient with glioblastoma (GBM)—the most common and the most aggressive brain cancer—has simply been age at diagnosis. Now, an international team of scientists has experimentally validated a predictor that is not only more accurate but also more clinically relevant: a pattern of co-occurring changes in DNA abundance […]

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