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Genetic Mutation found for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A genetic mutation has been discovered by researchers who carried out the largest study ever on 125,000 samples for amyloid lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The researchers were led by Bryan Traynor of the intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and John Landers of the University of…

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Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Silent Brain Damage

Atrial Fibrillation can Cause Ischemic Strokes in the Brain Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the electrical rhythm of the heart. It is the most common cause for an irregular heartbeat, whereby the heart beats too slowly, too fast or in another abnormal way. However, even though atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart,…

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Sepsis and Seniors

  September is Sepsis Awareness Month and September 13, 2018, is World Sepsis Day.  Sepsis is a Life Threatening Emergency Sepsis or septicemia which was once commonly referred to as blood poisoning is a life-threatening medical emergency where an infection gets out-of-hand and begins to spread very fast throughout the body. If untreated it can…

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DNA Testing can Show if you are at Risk for Certain Diseases

DNA testing has become very popular and while many people who invest in DNA testing are only trying to find their roots and ancestry, other people are investing in DNA testing to discover genetic health markers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission last year for 23andMe to test for inherited diseases. Simple Saliva…

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Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Hallmarks Never Develop the Dementia

Studies Showed that the Hallmark Proteins of Alzheimer’s Did not Grow in the Synapses Neuroscientists have been intrigued by research that discovered people with classical Alzheimer’s hallmarks of beta amyloid protein plaques and tangles made up of tau protein in their brains who never developed Alzheimer’s disease. These are called Non-Demented with Alzheimer’s Neuropathology (NDAN).…

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine may be on the Way along with the Silver Tsunami

August 21, 2018 is National Senior Citizens Day and this is the time to really take a stand in appreciation for our senior citizens. We must prepare for the “Silver Tsunami.” Clinical Trial to Test Safety of an Alzheimer’s Vaccine for Humans A clinical trial in partnership with researchers from San Diego University on people…

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Women who Had Three or More Children Had Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Women Make up Two thirds of People with Alzheimer’s Disease It has long been noted that more women than men contract Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It was believed that because women usually live longer than men and that aging increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, there are more women than men suffering from Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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