Surprising Study Reveals The Immune System Controls Brain And Social Behavior. A new study has found that the immune system may affect and even control our social behavior and interactions. Stock News USA, 07/16/2016. (Also see Brain (Cerebral) Involvement)
Scientists Design An Eye Exam For The Detection Of Alzheimer’s Disease. A simple eye test can help physicians diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before it is detected in patients, and could allow analysis of some drugs for treating or preventing the disease’s progress. Stock News USA, 07/16/2016. (Also see Media Stories and Research)
Cervical Cancer Screening In The UK To Use ‘More Accurate’ DNA Test. The NHS cervical screening program in the UK will switch to testing women first for any signs of infection with this virus that also causes cervical cancer, instead of initially looking for irregular cells. Stock News USA, 07/16/2016. (Also see Cancer)
Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain. A study finds a connection between changes in LDL, or bad, cholesterol and reduced cognitive functions. Time Healthland, 07/18/2016. (Also see Brain (Cerebral) Involvement)
Why Some People Handle Stress Better Than Others. The researchers asked people about some of the ways they cope with stress, including alcohol intake, eating behaviors, and how often they get into arguments. Time Healthland, 07/20/2016. (Also see Stress)
How Body Fat Can Shorten Your Life. A study published in the Lancet shows being overweight–not just obese–is associated with a higher risk of dying early of any cause. Time Healthland, 07/13/2016.
Cutting Sugar Rapidly Improves Heart Health Markers. Obese children who cut sugar from their diets saw improvements in markers of heart disease after just nine days, a study in Atherosclerosis found. Time Healthland, 07/19/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Old Teeth Tell New Stories About People Who Didn’t Get Enough Sun. Scientists have found that even the old, discarded, not-so-pearly whites of people that lived hundreds of years ago tell a story about them. New York Times, 07/19/2016. (Also see General Dentistry)
Repeat After Me: Cold Does Not Increase Odds of Catching Cold. Some research shows that being exposed to the cold actually stimulates the immune system rather than impairing it. New York Times, 07/19/2016.
Placebos DO work: Bogus pills 'trigger similar healing process to real drugs' – and have helped people with migraines, IBS and Parkinson's. Scientists have discovered that fake drugs with no apparent pharmaceutical benefit can bring real improvements to patients suffering from common complaints such as migraines. Mail Online, 07/20/2016.
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