Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain's emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Survival examined for early-onset colorectal cancer

(HealthDay)—There appears to be a survival benefit for individuals with early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) compared with diagnosis at later ages, according to a study published online June 16 in JAMA Network Open.

Pediatrics

Family history doubles asthma risk for preschoolers

(HealthDay)—Children with a family history of asthma have more than twofold higher rates of asthma through age 4 years, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Medical research

Pituitary gland aging can potentially be slowed down

Stem cell biologist Hugo Vankelecom (KU Leuven) and his colleagues have discovered that the pituitary gland in mice ages as the result of an age-related form of chronic inflammation. It may be possible to slow down this process ...

Medical research

Mathematics to improve macular degeneration treatment

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created a mathematical model and simulated numerically the progression of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness. This model ...

Ophthalmology

Cataracts: Common, and easy to treat

(HealthDay)—Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says.

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