Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A new model of Alzheimer's progression

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by neurodegeneration in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning. Amyloid beta and tau are two toxic proteins that build up in disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serious new COVID-related smoking threat discovered by researchers

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Researchers (BGU) have found for the first time that cigarette smoke toxicity impacts the protective biofilm in the lungs, particularly concerning when paired with COVID-19 respiratory issues.

Medications

Sitagliptin promising addition for preventing acute GVHD

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, sitagliptin combined with tacrolimus and sirolimus results in a low incidence of grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host ...

Health

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts. How could ...

Oncology & Cancer

Adjuvant radiotherapy no better for localized prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—Adjuvant radiotherapy does not improve event-free survival in men with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy, according to a review and meta-analysis published online ...

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