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Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection

Patients with celiac disease may have a significantly increased risk of pneumococcal infection, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine.Researchers conducted a systematic review of three manuscripts, with a final analysis including a total of 50,547 celiac disease patients.After adjusting for socioeconomic index, diabetes, level of education, sex and age, an increased...

This drug helps babies with rare form of epilepsy. But its maker is no longer selling it.

For the first six months of Christian Mumm's life, his family lived on high alert. Christian, who has a genetic disease that causes severe epilepsy, experienced frequent seizures - at his worst, one every 10 minutes - that left him depleted and jumpy. His three older brothers and sisters tiptoed around the house in...

New pill could help Alzheimer’s patients

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDTNYy9JL0Q]  PHOENIX - It was just last week that the world said goodbye to the Rhinestone Cowboy. Country music star Glen Campbell passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. For the millions of Americans with the same diagnosis, there's not much the medical world can do to help, but there's a new...

Losing sense of smell could signal Alzheimer’s: McGill researchers

If you have a hard time identifying specific smells, it could be a sign that you are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, a group of McGill researchers has found. The study, published in the journal Neurology, looked at whether a simple smell test could reveal someone’s susceptibility to the disease. “Despite all the research in the...

Alzheimer’s disease: Targeting enzyme may reverse memory loss

After many years of research, scientists have found that by blocking one specific enzyme, Alzheimer's-related memory loss could be reversed or prevented. A new study has suggested that it may be possible to reverse the memory loss that occurs in Alzheimer's disease with drugs that selectively block the ability of the HDAC2 enzyme to interfere...

What causes seizures in sleep? Nocturnal epilepsy explained

Epilepsy is a serious condition that is characterised by uncontrollable limb twitching, jerking, and in many cases, loss of consciousness. Caused by abnormal activity in brain cells, seizures can affect brain processes and lead to symptoms such as confusion, a lack of awareness, staring into space and loss of bodily control such as bladder function. Symptoms...

Revolutionary day care for Alzheimer’s sufferers: Dementia villages

An estimated 4 million to 5 million Americans currently have dementia. It remains the most expensive disease in America — a study funded by the National Institute on Aging estimated that in 2010 it cost up to $215 billion a year to care for dementia patients, surpassing heart disease ($102 billion) and cancer ($77 billion). An...

5 Things People Get Wrong About Depression

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXixnqklIM]  Knowing when you feel overtired isn’t exactly rocket science. You probably feel sluggish, weak, unproductive. Your pesky undereye circles may be more pronounced and your cravings stronger than ever.//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});March 03, 2017Knowing when you feel overtired isn’t exactly rocket science. You probably feel sluggish, weak,...

Robotic Device May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A robotic training device helped improve the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy who suffer from a condition known as "crouch gait," a small study found. The device provided strength training for muscles that were...

Ninja drug’ that destroys Alzheimer’s by targeting harmful toxins in brain being developed

The drug - known as the 'PMN310 antibody' - is designed to attack only specific toxic proteins which trigger Alzheimer’s disease SCIENTISTS are developing a “ninja” drug that targets toxic proteins in the brain and stops Alzheimer’s in its tracks. Early tests show the drug halts the chemical processes that kill brain cells in sufferers and...

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