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Alzheimer’s: Study zeroes in on brain’s weakest link

In Alzheimer’s disease, as in other forms of dementia, a defining feature is the accumulation of certain toxic proteins in the brain. These proteins aggregate into plaques that disrupt the communication between brain cells, thus enhancing cognitive problems and other issues. More often than not, researchers identify the protein beta-amyloid as the main culprit in […]

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Is Infertility a Relationship Dealbreaker?

The decision to start — or not start — a family is huge. In fact, it is one of the biggest decision couples face. So what happens when you want children but your partner is dealing with infertility? Turns out, not much. According to a new study, infertility is not a relationship deal breaker — […]

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Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is associated with reduced anxiety symptoms and is cost-effective for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study recently published in ERJ Open Research. Karen Heslop-Marshall, Ph.D., from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, […]

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Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la taquicardia

Es posible que algunas personas con taquicardia no presenten síntomas o complicaciones. Sin embargo, esta enfermedad incrementa de forma significativa el riesgo de sufrir un accidente cerebrovascular, un paro cardíaco repentino e incluso la muerte. ¿Qué es la taquicardia? La taquicardia alude a la frecuencia cardíaca más rápida de lo normal cuando estamos en reposo. […]

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Brain confetti: Why our sense of smell declines in old age

In mammals, generation of new neurons (neurogenesis) is mainly limited to early childhood and occurs in adulthood only in a few regions of the forebrain. One such exception is olfactory neurons, which develop from stem cells via several intermediate stages. “The production of these neurons diminishes with advancing age. In our recent study we wanted […]

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Turns Out Some Symptoms of Diabetes Are Different in Women

Coming in as the seventh-most deadly disease in the United States, diabetes isn’t something you want to ignore. But according to research conducted by the American Diabetes Association, 32.3 million Americans had diabetes in 2015 — but a whopping 7.2 million of them went diagnosed. What gives? “There are common signs to diabetes, such as […]