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New insight into why older brains prone to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers uncover why aging brain more susceptible to Alzheimer's

No one knows exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease. Researchers know the risk of the most severe form of dementia increases with aging. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have now discovered what happens in the brain as we get older to raise our chances of Alzheimer's disease.

6 tips for making sure your drinking water is safe and healthy

How often have you seen these statements? “Drink more water!” “Stay hydrated!” “If you do not drink eight glasses of water a day, you are not getting enough fluids!” Although you know the human body needs water to thrive, you do not see many concerns about safe, healthy drinking water in first-world countries. This is considered to be a non-issue. However, many homes have drinking water that is not sanitary or is contaminated.

How Sleeping Position May Fight Alzheimer's

sleeping position and Alzheimer's

The prayer that begins “Now I lay me down to sleep” may acquire a whole new meaning if the findings of a recent study from Stony Brook University School of Medicine can be applied to humans. A research team reported that “the lateral position during sleep has advantage with regard to the removal of waste products including Aβ [amyloid-beta],” the accumulation of which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Update on Cymbalta severe withdrawal symptoms trial: Fibromyalgia alert

A jury has cleared Eli Lilly in a trial about Cymbalta causing serious withdrawal symptoms. This was the first of four trials about the same issue with the antidepressant. An estimated group of 250 plaintiffs accused the company of downplaying the severe withdrawal symptoms caused by the drug. Cymbalta was originally designed to treat depression, but the Food and Drug Administration expanded its use as a treatment for fibromyalgia and generalized anxiety disorder.

Best gluten-free and celiac disease accommodating colleges

celiac disease accomodating college

Students who have special dietary requirements often struggle to find accommodations in college. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then it is crucial to find a school that understands and accommodates the gluten-free diet. Udi’s has compiled a new list of colleges that offer gluten-free choices and dining services.

Popular Weight Loss Sleeve Surgery Update You Need to Know

Weight Loss Sleeve Surgery

The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) surgical technique for weight loss is growing in popularity for many who are obese and unable to lose weight through dieting and exercise. While it has proven effective for weight loss immediately following surgery, there is an important update about this popular weight loss surgical technique that you need to know.

FDA Warns of PML from Fingolimod Use in MS

fingolimod and PML in MS

Two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) associated with the use of fingolimod (Gilenya) in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis have been reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In both cases—one probable and one definite--the individuals had not been treated previously with another immunosuppressant drug for MS.

Deadly Skin Cancer Trigger Identified, What’s Next?

deadly skin cancer

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have identified the trigger that causes the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, a trigger that has been elusive until now. What is this discovery and what does it mean, especially since the rates of melanoma have been rising quickly over the past three decades in the United States?

Fibromyalgia patients at higher risk of being in serious car accidents

A new study has found that fibromyalgia patients are at a higher risk of being in a car crash. Researchers focused on serious accidents that forced the drivers to seek medical attention in hospitals. Although they found that people with fibromyalgia were more likely to be involved in a serious car accident, they also noted that ongoing care and treatment helped reduce the risk.

Update on gluten-free lawsuit against P.F. Chang's: Celiac disease concerns

The class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's may have reached its end. A judge has decided to tentatively dismiss the case, and a case management conference is scheduled for next month. Anna Marie Phillips began the class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's because she felt it was unfair that the gluten-free menu was more expensive than the regular menu.

Finding Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials

multiple sclerosis clinical trials

Some individuals who have multiple sclerosis have thought about or are interested in participating in clinical trials. For those who fall into these categories and who would like some assistance, there is a Clinical Trial Notification Program that can let you know about multiple sclerosis clinical trials for which you may qualify.

6 remedies for a teething baby

teething baby pain remedy

Typically, a child’s first teeth come in around the six month mark. However, there are cases in which a baby’s teeth erupt earlier, and some can come in immediately after birth. The signs and symptoms of your child’s first teeth include lack of appetite, drooling, irritability and sleep issues. In addition, they may have sore or itchy gums and swelling gums that may cause them to try to bite everything. You can sometimes feel the new teeth by running your fingers gently along your baby’s gums. If you feel any unusual hardness along the gum line, then it could indicate an incoming tooth.