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Maintaining an active lifestyle in older age could prevent dementia

January 18, 2019

Category: Wellness

In a study of 454 older individuals (191 with dementia and 263 without), those who were more active than average had better memory and thinking skills than those who were less active than average. This was observed even in participants […]


Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer’s, but how?

January 11, 2019

Category: Wellness

According to a study covered on Medical News Today last year, engaging in regular, leisurely exercise can help keep the body young and healthy. The same appears to be true for the relationship between exercise and the mind; only 10 […]


Researchers reveal cause of possible genetic problems in mitochondria

January 3, 2019

A group of researchers from the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) has revealed the importance of eliminating any excess of defective products that might have accumulated in the mitochondria, as its presence generates mitochondrial instability and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists find bacterial extracellular vesicles in human blood

January 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Belgian scientists have come to the surprising finding that vesicles coming from gut bacteria, are present in blood of patients with HIV, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. Due to the increased permeability of the intestinal wall in these patients, bacterial […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

January 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their impact on our health. Recently, emulsifiers have been drawing fire. Manufacturers use these chemicals to alter food’s texture […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Providers begin using AI to improve clinical decision making

January 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations across the country are beginning to cash in on early efforts in artificial intelligence and data visualization. First reports on initial efforts to use these advanced technologies show tantalizing potential. At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an […]


Opinions

As Shutdown Enters Second Month, Public Health Risks Rise

January 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The government shutdown is threatening the health of millions of Americans, increasing the risk for harm as the partial closure of key agencies enters its second month, say public health, medical and food safety groups. Hundreds of organizations representing doctors, […]


Data Security, Information Management

Email error causes data exposure at Lebanon VA Medical Center

January 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An email error caused the information about 1,000 veterans to be released by the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania. In November, the organization experienced an unauthorized release of protected health information when information on 993 veterans was accidentally sent […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Genetic factors influence where fat is stored in our bodies

January 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s

January 21, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia, the main type of which is Alzheimer’s disease, affects about 50 million people worldwide. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to reach 14 million […]


Regulatory

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns ‘we have many hard decisions ahead of us’ if shutdown persists

January 18, 2019

Via: CNBC

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned on Friday that if the partial government shutdown persists, it will force the FDA to make “hard decisions” on preserving key functions of the agency. The FDA cannot accept any new funding […]