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What to know about magnesium deficiency

What to know about magnesium deficiency

A doctor will usually consider a diagnosis of hypomagnesemia where there are fewer than 1.8 milligrams of magnesium per deciliter of blood. Deficiencies do not always cause problems, but some early symptoms include muscle twitching, numbness, and tingling. If left untreated, hypomagnesemia can cause chronic health problems and decrease the body’s levels of calcium and […]

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Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer

Common drug may help battle aggressive breast cancer

Basal-like breast cancer affects women at a relatively young age and is challenging to treat. The discovery that a common drug for osteoporosis may halt its progress is welcome news. New research offers a potential avenue for the treatment of basal-like breast cancer. Basal-like breast cancer develops in younger women, and prognosis rates are the […]

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New molecule may stop Alzheimer’s from spreading

New molecule may stop Alzheimer’s from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer’s drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in cell cultures and mice. People living with Alzheimer’s may soon benefit from new drugs that can stop the disease from spreading throughout the brain. A brain protein called tau is […]