Allergies are traditionally associated with spring and summer, when high pollen counts fill the air and leave hay fever sufferers sneezing and scratching at sore eyes. But winter brings its own allergens, with dust mites and mold spores spelling misery for a whole new batch of sufferers.Allergic reactions occur when the immune system responds to the presence […]
The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from harmful chemicals in the blood, but it also blocks drugs from reaching it. However, researchers have suggested that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can cross this barrier in Alzheimer's patients, influencing markers for the disease and inflammation.
A new analysis suggests that the number of people worldwide living with dementia is set to treble by 2050. Alzheimer's Disease International, a federation of Alzheimer associations, reveals their findings in a policy briefing on the global impact of dementia ahead of the first G8 Dementia Summit set to take place in the UK on December 11th.
Regular mammograms are crucial in helping to prevent deaths as a result of breast cancer. But new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that 3D mammography is significantly more effective for breast cancer detection and leads to fewer patient recalls.
Type 2 diabetes has long been linked to higher risk of depression in women, and previous research has associated both of these conditions with pain. But a new study suggests that vitamin D supplementation can reduce both depression and pain in women with type 2 diabetes.
A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in some parts of the world has been found to help prevent multiple sclerosis in people demonstrating early signs of the disease, according to a report published in Neurology.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and many physicians rule out every other possibility before confirming the diagnosis.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found striking differences in how men's and women's brains are wired. In one brain region, women have more connections between left and right hemispheres, and men within hemispheres, while in another brain region, it is the other way around.
Scientists say a new male contraceptive could be available within the next 10 years, after they have discovered a way to block sperm transportation following ejaculation. This is according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The researchers, led by Dr. Sab Ventura and Dr.
Our mouths are a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. When we clean our teeth, the aim is to knock out cavity-causing bacteria, while allowing beneficial oral bacteria to thrive. Now, researchers have developed a sugar-free candy, which contains dead bacteria that bind to bad bacteria, potentially reducing cavities.