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Funding for Alzheimer's disease research is lower than funding for other diseases, such as cancer. Brad Nettles/ ... In South Carolina, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded nearly 2,000 people dying of Alzheimer's in 2014. The ...
Unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity may show up in people as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids and obesity.
The deer tick, also known as the blacklegged tick, is a fascinating but nasty little creature, and it's spreading. The tiny arthropods carry Lyme disease - the ...
"The law has played a key part in the huge cultural change we have seen in the past decade, especially among younger people, a change that has literally saved thousands from disabling chronic diseases and premature death," he told the Guardian. "The ...
"CAD is often thought of as modern disease, but actually atherosclerosis, or thickening of the artery walls, has been detected in Egyptian mummies, so we suspect it has been in our genes for thousands of years.
Thomas Mather, a professor at the University of Rhode Island specializing in tick-borne diseases, is seeing similar trends.
You see, I have been living with lung disease for years, and on a daily basis I experience firsthand the importance of clean air.
scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have found that a set of genetic mutations in blood cells that arises during aging may be a major new risk ...
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy ...
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production of the acid ...
The death of the rap artist Prodigy (Albert Johnson) at only 42 this week, after a lifetime of suffering from sickle cell disease, was a reminder of the devastating ...
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease. By Celeste Edenloff on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. ... And because of the number of people affected by Huntington's disease, he would like to produce 100,000 lambs per year. "That's ...
Lorde said hanging out with the super-famous Swift was like 'very specific allergies' or an autoimmune illness.
New data suggest people who have tested negative for Legionnaires' disease may actually have been infected and not known it.
THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes linked to heart disease may also improve your chances of having children, a new study ...
A new study finds that bats, compared to other mammals, carry more viruses that can transmit and spread among humans.
scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when ...
Coronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking disease also contribute to greater numbers of children, reports Dr Sean Byars of The University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Michael ...
scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when ...
For many, the months of July and August are a time for relaxation by the pool and vacation with the family, but this June, after several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York ...
Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60, however now sufferers are getting younger. Experts have warned that rates of the disease are rising among younger people and experts believe it could be as a result of a change in digestive development.
We've seen how CRISPR/Cas9 can be used to tackle HIV and cancer, and now the revolutionary gene editing technique has Huntington's disease in its sights, ...
Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also ...
A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington's disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses. ... Dr Hensman ...
Considering the increasing rate of heart diseases in the country and need for appropriate awareness, this heart failure clinic is a step by Global hospitals towards providing consultation, medication and therapies to patients and caregivers.
The causes of the disease have been known for half a century, but there is only one FDA-approved drug on the market to treat it.
Researchers at the University of Alicante in Spain analysed the birth month of nearly 30,000 people in relation to 27 chronic diseases to see if the season they were born in affected their long-term health. They found women born in July had a 40 per ...
A Nyeri pastor has been on the limelight not only for his evangelistic skills but his unappealing face. Silvester Karanja suffers from a mysterious skin disease and narrated his challenges recently in a vernacular Kenyan TV station. The father of three ...
Further investigation revealed that the immune response was linked with variants of a type of gene called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which have been found in many people with Parkinson's disease. MHC genes code for proteins that ...
For a disease that's been studied for 40 years, with many prominent people pushing for answers, the truly shocking thing about Lyme disease is how much of a mystery it still is. "There's an incredible amount of detail and nuance to the Lyme disease ...
FACT: Though most prevalent among people of African descent, "It also affects people from India, the Middle East, Greece and southern Italy," explains Althea Grant, Ph.
The gene-editing technique CRISPR is often touted as an eventual cure-all for all that ails us, from fatal genetic diseases to food shortages.
A recent study reveals how artificial-intelligence systems could use medical scans to make predictions about a person's health and risk of death.
Dogs use their powerful noses to help humans detect danger, including sniffing for drugs, bombs and even cancer, but some canines are now assisting their families in a unique way: They sniff out gluten.
A compound isolated from the venom of the deadly green mamba snake could fight a disorder called polycystic kidney disease.
Dogs are using their powerful sense of smell to help those struggling with celiac disease.
New health guidelines promoting broader use of statins - prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the blood - have heightened the need to assess statin-drug impacts on people vulnerable to Parkinson's disease, the study says. Results suggest that ...
Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice.
Lorde has come under fire after comparing her friend Taylor Swift to an "autoimmune disease"
Have you lost somebody to the disease? Then probably, you would want to read the story of this cancer survivor living in Mumbai.
Like a "body turning to stone" is how Catherine Thompson describes her disease. "It is an autoimmune condition, one that people aren't aware of." She and a group of Palmerston North women are holding an art exhibition to bring the condition to people's ...
Compare the genomes of enough people with and without a disease, and genetic variants linked to the malady should pop out.
In 2008, the National Institute of Health launched the Human Microbiome Project with the goal of characterizing the human microbiome in order to understand its functions in human health and diseases. In five years, the fund spent a total of $115M ...
Nine out of 10 people that experience it will die from it. But, with the introduction of genetic testing, many of these cases can be detected early and mortality rates will rise significantly.
In the past year, over 70 dogs in Maricopa County have been diagnosed with a bacterial disease that can also spread to humans - and the number of outbreaks is on the rise. According to the Maricopa County Department of public health, the disease, ...
The city Health Department is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires' Disease that has popped up in Manhattan. According to the Health Department, seven people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 11 days in Lenox Hill. The Health ...
Published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens, the study is one of the first to identify a specific biological mechanism that prevents mosquitoes infected with this bacterium from transmitting diseases to humans. It could also potentially open a path ...


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