People who have biomarkers tied to inflammation in their blood in their 40s and 50s may have more brain shrinkage decades later than people without the biomarkers, according to a study published in the November 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The brain cell loss was found especially in areas of the brain that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
More physical activity and at higher intensities could lead to a big drop in the risk of death in older women from any cause, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Researchers at Imperial College London have explored the placebo effects of a coronary angioplasty procedure with stents for the first time.
Coronary artery stents are lifesaving for heart attack patients, but new research suggests that the placebo effect may be larger than previously thought.
Franco Rongioletti, Full Professor and Chairman, Unit of Dermatology, University of Cagliari, Italy
Andreas Blum, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Philip Carabot, Consultant Genito-Urinary Physician, St James Hospital, Malta
Are we winning the battle against the STIs? It may appear so, with some success in the implementation of the UNIDS 2014 programme 90-90-90, at least in some countries but not in all Eastern Europe and Central Asia in particular. The overall rate of other STIs keeps increasing, syphilis amongst MSM in particular. The introduction of PREP is hailed as a huge milestone, but at what cost? Gonorrhoea is becoming practically untreatable in many parts of the world with few viable new antibiotics in sight. Apart from the undoubted success of the Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines, there have been no major advances in the search for vaccines against other infections. Are we winning?
Marketing food as a ‘snack’ leads to increased consumption and continued overeating, a new study in the journal Appetite reports.
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain’s glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.
A study lead by Jarna Hannukainen and Kari Kalliokoski at the University of Turku shows that HIIT training reduces brain glucose metabolism of people suffering from type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
In a Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis study that surveyed the general public in 10 countries, only 48% of people were aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), which is lower than the awareness of other common diseases. AF is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. The rapid heartbeat may also allow blood to pool in the heart, which can cause clots to form and travel to the brain (potentially causing a stroke) or other parts of the body.
Women who became first-time mothers as teens were significantly more likely than older mothers to have greater risks for heart and blood vessel disease later in life, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.
Sonia Delaunay. A life as avant-garde, in collaboration with husband, working till forces and voice permittedWritten by Francesco Carelli
By Prof. Francesco Carelli, Milan
Being screened again after the age of 60 reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women who have previously had abnormal smear tests and in women who did not have smear tests in their 50s, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show.