Alzheimer's: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people

An open-label clinical trial working with eight people with Alzheimer's disease concluded that a new wearable device that emits electromagnetic impulses was able to significantly improve memory loss in seven of these participants within 2 months. Alzheimer's… [+5269 chars]

Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression

Sertraline, an antidepressant that doctors commonly prescribe, appears to work by reducing anxiety first and doesn't start tackling depressive symptoms until weeks later. This was the main finding of a study on the use of antidepressants in primary care sett… [+4385 chars]

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

Being able to identify someone's risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet … [+3950 chars]

Employer kindness can improve performance and mental health

If pay raises and reduced hours are not options at the moment for employers, there are other ways to help improve employees' mental health and performance including small gestures of kindness. A study from Penn State University, in State College, PA, found t… [+3628 chars]

Mouse study sheds new light on fat formation

New research in mice has led to the discovery of a previously unknown molecular mechanism that plays a key role in regulating the formation of fat tissue. "Obesity is a global health problem that represents a major risk for several chronic diseases, includin… [+4009 chars]

Could this mechanism explain why sleepless nights affect gut health?

Gut inflammation and other conditions that involve the immune system are more common among people with irregular sleep patterns, including those who work night shifts. Now, new research in mice has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism that could help to e… [+4458 chars]

My experience of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS)

There is a new condition that is affecting marijuana users at a growing rate, and it's called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CHS causes abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, and the vomiting can result in dehydration. This dehydration can lead to a… [+8321 chars]

Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol

Researchers found that strains of the gut bacterium Klebsiella pneumonia can raise a person's blood alcohol level in the absence of alcohol consumption. They link this to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice and humans. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (… [+5264 chars]

Over 70% of US adults unaware of HPV-related cancer risks

Researchers at the University of Texas have found that generally, both men and women in the United States have a limited awareness of the fact that untreated human papillomavirus (HPV) infections can lead to anal, genital, and oral cancers. According to the … [+2876 chars]

Can exercise slow down Alzheimer's?

A proof-of-concept brain imaging study suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people who already have toxic buildups of beta-amyloid protein. The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled t… [+3847 chars]