Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds

Although helminth infections—including tapeworms and roundworms—are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report ...

Health

How fast you walk says a lot about your health

During a doctor's appointment, there's a few measures that quickly get a physician up to speed on our current health, such as measuring blood pressure and checking our BMI. But researchers say it could be helpful to add one ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No interventions proven to prevent late-life dementia

There is no proven intervention for preventing late-life dementia. Researchers from the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) reviewed published research to determine if physical activity, prescription medications, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Is sitting always bad for older adults? A new study says maybe not

It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, when it comes to the brain and cognition, ...

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