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Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Although marijuana may have some benefits, its use could cause health issues for older people with cardiovascular disease. One case, in particular, is sparking some questions. Marijuana in edible form may have cardiovascular risks for people at risk. In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has become more widespread. Some people use the drug recreationally, […]

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Parkinson’s: How stem cells can help repair the brain

Parkinson’s: How stem cells can help repair the brain

New research examines the potential of stem cell therapy in the replacement of damaged neurons in Parkinson’s disease. The authors say that stem cells could “provide superior treatment, possibly using different types of cells to treat different symptoms” of Parkinson’s. Could stem cell therapy one day help treat Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease affects around half […]

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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

New research has shown that impaired insulin signaling in the brain, often a feature of diabetes, may negatively impact cognition, mood, and metabolism — all of which are common aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study examines the links between Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Although the conditions are seemingly independent of each other, earlier studies have […]

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Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive effect. Newly developed compounds may offer fresh hope for depression-related memory loss. Memory loss is not solely […]

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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? A new study uncovers the effect that exercise has on our health by adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. New research finds out how exercise could support bacterial diversity in the gut. […]

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What causes dark urine?

What causes dark urine?

Urine consists of excess water and waste products that the kidneys filter from the blood. It can range from pale yellow to dark amber depending on the ratio of water to waste products. Many things can affect the color of urine. Most of these are harmless, but a change in color can sometimes signal a […]

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What and when can a fetus hear?

What and when can a fetus hear?

People often wonder if a fetus can hear while in the womb. Many expectant parents will speak to or play music for a developing fetus. Evidence suggests that the auditory system starts forming at the 18th week of pregnancy and continues to develop until the baby is between 5 and 6 months of age. Everything […]

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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes — to harm cardiovascular health. Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 […]

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Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer’s

Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease experience poor blood flow to the brain, which affects cognitive function. A new study conducted in a mouse model has finally uncovered the reason behind this reduced blood flow. Reduced blood flow to the brain contributes to Alzheimer’s, but what mechanism leads to this vascular problem in the first place? For […]