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Predicting Alzheimer’s with Blood Test

Jul 9 2014

A group of British scientists have identified 10 blood proteins that can predict with 87 percent accuracy whether someone with early signs of memory loss will develop Alzheimer’s disease within a year.
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Race may be a factor in Metformin benefit

Jun 12 2014

In an analysis of data from one healthcare system, African Americans had greater improvements in HbA1c when taking the drug than did white patients, L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH, of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., reported online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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Mobile phone affects?

May 20 2014

After a call from the World Health Organization (WHO), it has emerged that the British government plans to run an investigation into the theory that mobile phones can affect a child’s mental development. Do you think this is an important area to Research? Read more

To Err Is Human?

May 9 2014

Medical errors leading to patient death are much higher than previously thought, and may be as high as 400,000 deaths a year, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety. Makes this the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? Read Here

Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Apr 17 2014

Brain changes—such as accumulation of the protein fragment called beta-amyloid—are found 10 to 20 years before dementia or even mild cognitive impairment is diagnosed. Read Here:

How we touch

Apr 7 2014

New Research sheds light on how we experience the flutters and pressures of touch. The research could help to spell relief from the unending pain of tactile allodynia. It could also help to restore fading senses of touch for diabetes sufferers, cancer patients undergoing chemo—and for everybody else as they age. Read Here.

Did you gain weight during the Fat free trend?

Mar 28 2014

Alzheimer’s or Breast Cancer?

Mar 19 2014

An Alzheimer.org report shows that women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared with breast cancer, read the whole story here: Are there any flaws in this report? http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/women-alzheimers/

Improbable Research

Mar 7 2014

Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of an organization that collects (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. They publish a magazine called the Annals of Improbable Research, and administer the Ig Nobel Prizes. See more at: http://www.improbable.com/about/

For example, the medicine Ig Nobel Prize:
Masateru Uchiyama [JAPAN] et al., for assessing the effect of listening to opera, on heart transplant patients who are mice. – See more at: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/

Confronting bias against obese patients

Mar 7 2014

Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity.

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