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June 26, 2022

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Discovery Reveals Blocking Inflammation May Lead to Chronic Pain

Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain. New research puts into question conventional practices used to alleviate pain. Normal ...

Promising Alzheimer's Drug May Also Improve Memory in Down Syndrome and Normal Aging

New research is breaking ground in repurposing an FDA-approved drug as a potential treatment in Down syndrome and normal aging. The results suggest ...

Deleting a Protein Might Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

Macrophages travel through our arteries, gobbling fat. But fat-filled macrophages can narrow blood vessels and cause heart disease. Now, researchers describe how deleting a protein could prevent this ...

Study Shows That Intranasal Rx Halts Memory Decay in Experimental Alzheimer’s Model

A research collaboration has found that applying specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators intranasally arrested memory loss and brain degeneration ...
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Cardiac Rehab Attendance Lower Among Asian, Black and Hispanic Adults at All Income Levels, Study Finds

In a study of more than 107,000 people eligible for cardiac rehabilitation programs, Asian, Black and Hispanic adults were significantly less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs compared ...

COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

COVID-19 vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with established cardiovascular disease, according to a large ...

Target Protein for Diabetes Drug Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Mechanisms associated with a particular diabetes drug can also help to protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The results indicate that the drug's target protein can be ...

Epigenetic Markers Predict Complications in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

A new study supports the notion that patients with type 2 diabetes patient should be divided into subgroups and given individualized treatment. The study demonstrates that there are distinct ...

The Drug Gabapentin May Boost Functional Recovery After a Stroke

The drug gabapentin, currently prescribed to control seizures and reduce nerve pain, may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke by helping neurons on the undamaged side of the brain take up the ...

Lifestyle Changes, Meds Effective to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes; No Change in CVD

New findings detail the 21-year follow-up of more than 3,200 adults with prediabetes who had participated in the original Diabetes Prevention Program trial. The DPPOS confirmed that treatment through ...

New Guideline Refines Care for Brain Bleeds: Compression Socks, Some Meds Not Effective, Study Suggests

Several in-hospital treatments and post-discharge therapies for people who have had an intracerebral hemorrhage, or a bleeding stroke, are not as effective as health care professionals once thought. ...

Robotic Surgery Is Safer and Improves Patient Recovery Time

Robot-assisted surgery used to perform bladder cancer removal and reconstruction enables patients to recover far more quickly and spend significantly (20 per cent) less time in hospital, concludes a ...

Robotic Therapy: A New Effective Treatment for Chronic Stroke Rehabilitation

Strokes have a debilitating effect on quality of life; the combination of cognitive and physical effects can be especially devastating. A new study showed that moderate to severe hand and arm ...

Hypertensive Pregnancy Disorders Linked to Future Cardiac Events

Women who experienced complications related to developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, during pregnancy had a 63% increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, ...

Nearly 13 Percent of COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients Had Serious Neurologic Symptoms, Study Finds

To describe the prevalence, associated risk factors and outcomes of serious neurologic manifestations among patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ...

For Stroke Survivors, Modified Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Reduce the Chances of Death by 76%

Survivors of serious stroke can reduce their chances of dying within the year by 76% if they complete a modified cardiac rehabilitation program that includes medically supervised exercise, prescribed ...

AI-Enabled ECGs May Identify Patients at Greater Risk of Stroke, Cognitive Decline

Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac rhythm abnormality, has been linked to one-third of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke. But atrial fibrillation is underdiagnosed, partly ...

Neuronal Plasticity in Chronic Pain-Induced Anxiety Revealed

Researchers have shown how chronic pain leads to maladaptive anxiety in mice, with implications for treatment of chronic pain-related psychiatric disorders in ...

New Data Shows Burden of Dementia Symptoms Just as High in Community Population as Nursing Home Residents

New data shows that the symptoms suffered by people with advanced Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who live in the community occur at a strikingly similar rate to those of dementia ...

New Research Identifies Blood Biomarker for Predicting Dementia Before Symptoms Develop

New research has identified a blood biomarker that could help identify people with the earliest signs of dementia, even before the onset of ...

Calming Overexcited Neurons May Protect Brain After Stroke

By scanning the genomes of nearly 6,000 stroke patients, researchers have identified two genes associated with recovery. Both are involved in regulating neuronal excitability, suggesting that ...

Women Were Less Likely to Return to Work After a Severe Stroke

A new study has found that after a severe stroke treated with mechanical clot removal, about one third of stroke survivors resumed work three months later. Women were about half as likely to return ...

People With Diabetes and Cognitive Decline May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

People with type 2 diabetes who have cognitive impairment could be at greater risk for stroke, heart attack or death than other individuals with diabetes, according to a new ...

Providing a Potential Treatment Option to Infants Where There Is None

Researchers recently created a mouse model to represent premature infants of very low birthweight and to find treatment options for GMH, which currently has no treatment and is often fatal or ...

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