Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A multi-faceted approach to improve Alzheimer's diagnosis

A review in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics has surveyed current early detection methods for Alzheimer's disease, a prevalent neurodegenerative condition affecting millions of people worldwide.


How folk remedies can fuel misinformation

When London faced the bubonic plague in 1665, many people desperately sought a way to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick. One widely adopted method consisted of mixing two small cloves of garlic in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New deep light imaging could improve disease diagnosis

An international team of researchers, in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, have made a technology breakthrough for one of the most important forms of light imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study sheds light on a herpesvirus lurking in the connective tissue

It was previously believed that herpesviruses use certain body cells to replicate and other body cells to remain dormant, that is to remain inactive for a longer period of time. This dogma is now being questioned using the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Celebrity sightings have a built-in contradiction

Their popularity makes celebrities easy to spot. Strangers, however, can also get mistaken for celebrities, resulting in cases of false "celebrity sightings." In attempting to explain the contradiction, a University of California, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Excess weight, obesity more deadly than previously believed

Excess weight or obesity boosts risk of death by anywhere from 22% to 91%—significantly more than previously believed—while the mortality risk of being slightly underweight has likely been overestimated, according to ...


Dental care for kids: Urgent vs. emergent situations

It's always stressful when a child is experiencing dental pain or trauma. In honor of Children's Oral Health Month, the team at UConn Pediatric Dentistry has put together some things to keep in mind during these difficult ...


Trying Mediterranean diet? Specialist says start here

For people focused on healthy eating in the new year, advice from specialists (and, problematically, non-specialists) can be hard to decipher, never mind follow. But one diet in particular has withstood the test of time and ...

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