Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia

New WHO Guidelines recommend specific interventions for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued

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Genetically Modified Viruses Help Save A Patient With A ‘Superbug’ Infection

For the first time, scientists have used genetically modified viruses to treat a patient fighting an antibiotic-resistant infection. Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, 17, began the experimental treatment after doctors lost all hope. She was struggling with a life-threateninginfection after a lung transplant. With the new treatment, she has not been completely cured. But the Faversham, England, teenager has

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A mysterious dementia that mimics Alzheimer’s gets named LATE

A newly described dementia strikes people in their last decades of life. The disease, aptly named LATE, comes with symptoms that resemble Alzheimer’s disease, but is thought to be caused by something completely different. An international team of scientists and clinicians describe the disease and officially christen it LATE, which stands for the more technical description,

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JAMA Counteracting Health Misinformation A Role for Medical Journals?

A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) addresses the growing problem of medical misinformation, such as anti-vaccine views, fake treatments, unproven alternative products and services, and others. The authors, Armstrong and Naylor, make some good recommendations, but unfortunately are about 20 years behind the times when it comes to confronting scientific misinformation.

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