Month: November 2018

Researchers studied 1.5 million people to investigate the relationship between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Increasing evidence from clinical trials and epidemiological studies suggests there is a link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The occurrence of the two diseases together is the most common cause of dementia in elderly patients. Some people may be predisposed to
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Researchers in Spain investigated the relationship between frailty, exercise and heart disease-related and all-cause deaths in older adults. As people age, they become more frail, with many of the body’s systems having lower reserves. This means that elderly people are more susceptible to chronic illness or infection, and have reduced muscle strength that puts them
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A survey conducted in France characterized the impact of psychological perception on possibly improving quality of life. Coming to grips with one’s mortality remains as one of the more mature lessons that adults face as they enter older phases of their life. The emotional weight of these realizations deserves to be examined to help future
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated the link between the inflammatory proteins associated with obesity and the risk of colon cancer. There are approximately 1.3 million new diagnoses of colon cancer annually worldwide. Excess weight is a well-known risk factor for colon cancer in those who fall within a BMI category of overweight
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Researchers investigated whether giving whey or collagen protein supplements could prevent muscle loss and aid in rebuilding muscle in elderly people. As people age, they gradually lose muscle mass. This is partly due to reduced physical activity, although muscle loss occurs even in active seniors. Muscle loss causes problems with mobility and balance, which can,
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A dendritic cell-based vaccine targeting HER2 has shown immense promise in a phase-1 clinical trial, as presented at the CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference. HER2 is a type of receptor that is found on the surface of certain cancer cells. Specific hormones and growth factors can bind to this receptor and
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