Medications

New treatment option for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

A team led by Michael Trauner at MedUni Vienna's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology demonstrated the beneficial effect of synthetically produced bile acid with the active agent nor-ursodeoxycholic acid (nor-urso) ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New drug targets early instigator of Alzheimer's disease

Over a hundred years after they were first identified, two ominous signposts of Alzheimer's disease (AD) remain central topics of research—both formed by sticky accumulations of protein in the brain. Amyloid beta solidifies ...

Neuroscience

Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia

Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most of these studies have failed to simultaneously ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Younger stroke survivors more at risk for anxiety

Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients, according to a new study that recommends routine mental health screenings for survivors ...

Immunology

Sugarcoating the search for a new vaccine

A vaccine based on sugarcoats does have the potential to combat a multi-resistant staphylococcus. That is what Jeroen Codée and his colleagues from Utrecht state in Nature. In doing so, they are contradicting the earlier ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1-year-old daughter of Congo man who died of Ebola has virus

The 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in Congo's major city of Goma this week has the disease, the health ministry said Thursday, while Rwanda closed its border with Congo over the virus outbreak that now enters ...

Health

Men and HIV: How poverty, violence and inequality play a part

It's obvious that men's practices and behaviour are central to women's vulnerability to HIV. This is why a major focus in the fight against HIV has been on interventions involving work with men and boys to "transform masculinities" ...

Cardiology

New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division have established a key cause of micro blood vessels constricting during surgery to reopen a blocked artery, and identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

You survived a heart attack. Now what about the depression?

Heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death. That's the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society ...

Cardiology

Cognitive decline may accelerate after heart attack, angina

Adults with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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