A new study examines the relationship between online tobacco marketing and the propensity for tobacco use among teens. In our modern internet era, online advertising has become an essential component of marketing campaigns for products of all types. Tobacco products, of course, are no exception. In recent years, tobacco company expenditures on Internet advertising have
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Alzheimer’s disease is mainly caused by amyloid and neurodegeneration. A recent study shows several factors that may protect against the two main causes. The two main factors most acknowledged to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are amyloid, — when protein build up wreaks havoc in neurons, — and neurodegeneration. The most widely accepted model for
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Older adults who are hospitalized are at an increased risk of delirium, an impaired mental state with acute onset, which may increase their risk of in-hospital and post-discharge mortality. A recent study published in PLoS Medicine investigated whether mortality risk is greater among hospitalized older adults with delirium superimposed on dementia. Delirium is characterized by
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A healthy diet is generally an important lifestyle modification to avoid disease. Researchers studied the effects of different diets on biological risk factors. Maintaining a healthy diet is important for avoiding disease and other health complications. Unhealthy diets are considered risk factors for disease globally, especially in developing countries. In places such as Latin America,
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The endopeptidase delta-secretase is partly responsible for mediating the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and tau protein aggregates: two prime suspects in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study reports an orally bioactive and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of delta-secretase that can prevent the accumulation of aggregated proteins and improve cognition in mouse models
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Research suggests hypnotherapy is a highly valuable tool for treating gut conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pain conditions in children. Interestingly, home-based self-hypnotherapy is equally effective as individual-hypnotherapy provided by therapists. Thirteen percent of children around the world suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional abdominal pain syndromes (FAPS). IBS and
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There is a demographic gap between babies born with HIV in the past and recently. Older patients are at an increased risk for viral load in blood, immunosuppression, more severe clinical events, and mortality compared to those born recently due to advances in treatments starting at an earlier age. Current antiretroviral (ARV) and combination antiretroviral
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Episodes of dementia symptomatic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often require treatment with anxiolytics such as benzodiazepines (BZ). This treatment has previously been suggested to be associated with pneumonia as an unexpected side effect, although the evidence is contradictory. In a recent retrospective study, a group of Finland practitioners provide evidence supporting that suggests BZ treatment
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