Health News

Gold nanoclusters: New frontier for developing medication for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) fibrillation and plaque formation. While more than 50 million people are devastated by AD, no treatment is available. Recently, anti-Aβ antibody-based immunotherapy has failed in clinical trials, partially due to the increased cytotoxicity of soluble Aβ oligomers. Therefore, developing a medication for AD […]

Kids Health

Baby Subscription Boxes Any New Parent Will Love

New parents need (or at least deserve) all the help they can get. Right? So why not skip the monogrammed onesie and instead gift your new-mom pal (or sister or cousin or coworker) the gift that truly keeps on giving: the subscription box? After all, if they just welcomed a baby; they deserve a million […]

Health Problems

New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s disease

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why one study of the experimental medicine succeeded and another failed. Excitement and skepticism have surrounded aducanumab since its developers stopped studies earlier this year because […]

Health Problems

New principle for activation of cancer genes discovered

Researchers have long known that some genes can cause cancer when overactive, but exactly what happens inside the cell nucleus when the cancer grows has so far remained enigmatic. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found a new mechanism that renders one canonical driver of cancer overactive. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, […]

Medications

Turning to old remedies for new health challenges

The last thing anyone wants during a stay in the hospital is a hospital-acquired infection. Nosocomial infections, as they are called, are on the rise as more pathogens become resistant to drugs currently available. One pathogen tops the list as one of the most common, one of the most frequently fatal, and one of the […]

Medications

New type of drug might ease migraines

(HealthDay)—Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines in progress. The drug has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and […]