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More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

More than half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Never Been told about the Condition

A study from the Alzheimer's Association has found that more than half of patients with Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline, have never been told about the disease by their doctors.

Zion National Park Employee suffering from Tuberculosis

Zion National Park Employee suffering from Tuberculosis

On Thursday, officials of Zion National Park said that one of the park's employees has tuberculosis (TB), an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which affects the lungs. While confirming the case, David Eaker, a spokesperson for Zion, said that a male employee working at the Zion Lodge informed the park officials about his test result on March 13.

Parasites can Play Vital Role in driving Cannibalism

Parasites can Play Vital Role in driving Cannibalism

Researchers from the University of Leeds, Queen's University Belfast and Stellenbosch University in South Africa conducted a study and found that parasites play an important role in driving cannibalism.

The researchers studied feeding behavior in an experiment carried out on freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland. It was found that a small parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only increases cannibalism among the shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus, but it also makes the infected shrimp more voracious.

Amputee files report against Woman for Wrongly Parking at Her Spot

Amputee files report against Woman for Wrongly Parking at Her Spot

A humble request to ask someone not to park in a spot reserved for Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg drew a surprising reply.

Ashley Brady, 26, of Miamisburg, lost her right leg in an accident last year, reported CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV.

They further told that Ashley has now learned to walk again with the prosthetic limb, but she was facing some trouble negotiating her apartment complex's parking lot in winter conditions.

Researchers find Common Genetic Traits that can help identify Role of Aspirin against Colon Cancer

Researchers find Common Genetic Traits that can help identify Role of Aspirin against Colon Cancer

Researchers have recently identified common genetic traits that they believe can explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. The results were published on Tuesday in Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers during the study gathered genetic and lifestyle data from 10 different studies involving more than 17,000 people. It was found that nearly half of the participants of the study had colon or rectal cancer.

Participants in those 10 studies were asked about their various habits. More than one-third of them used aspirin frequently.

ATX-101 yet to receive FDA’s Final Approval

ATX-101 yet to receive FDA’s Final Approval

The Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week recommended the approval of a new injectable drug. The drug, known as ATX-101, has been specifically designed to eliminate double chins without surgery.

The drug ATX-101 now only needs to receive the final approval from the FDA before selling it in the U. S. market. The drug is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps body to break down the fat received from food.

Novel Class of Experimental Drugs may reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Novel Class of Experimental Drugs may reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

On the basis of preliminary evidence, researchers stated that a new class of experimental drugs, one being developed by Amgen and the other by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, might be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

These drugs are said to be already known to significantly reduce bad cholesterol. In fact, there are some cases in which these drugs have reduced the cholesterol level to an extent not even achieved by statins.

E-cigarette use rising among King County Teens

E-cigarette use rising among King County Teens

According to a report by King County health officials, use of e-cigarette among the county teens has witnessed an increase in the recent years. Adding to the report, the use of marijuana has remained about the same during the period, the health officials stated.

About 22% of high-school seniors have accepted that they used electronic cigarettes last year. The figure is up from only 3% in 2012. Over 14% of 10th-graders reported that they had consumed e-cigarettes in 2014, up from just 2% in 2012.

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linked to PTSD Development

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linked to PTSD Development

Researchers have successfully identified genetic markers linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that also have an association with the immune system of the body. Thanks to the study of blood samples taken from US marines to make it possible for the researchers to identify biomarkers that can help diagnose the risk of PTSD and allow researchers to develop therapies that can prevent them from appearing.

The study saw analysis of blood samples taken from 188 US Marines before and after they were deployed to conflict zones.

Programme aimed to Address key Risk Factors for Age-Related Dementia may Prove Helpful

Programme aimed to Address key Risk Factors for Age-Related Dementia may Prove Helpful

Mental decline in elderly can be slowed if they include regular walk, healthy food, and proper management of metabolic and vascular risk factors in their routine.

In the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), study researchers evaluated the effects of a comprehensive intervention on brain function. The intervention was designed with an aim to address some of the most vital risk factors linked to age-related dementia, like high body-mass index and heart health.

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