Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Tag: disease

Rising alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic projected to cause more liver disease, deaths

Increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023, according to a team of researchers led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).   “The COVID-19 pandemic has had...

Older adults with moderate alcohol consumption may have decreased risk of heart disease, study suggests

Older adults who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a lower risk of mortality from all causes, compared to those who do not drink, according to a study published last month in the European Journal...

Kevin Sinfield runs 101 miles in 24 hours for motor neurone disease charity

The former Leeds Rhinos star raised over $1 million for the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity, in a challenge inspired by former teammate Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND in 2019. The...

New study gives hope for treatment of PBC, the silent liver disease

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune disease where the small bile ducts of the liver become inflamed. The disease often goes undetected, potentially leading to scarring and cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure,...

Alzheimer’s disease preventative nasal vaccine to be tested at Boston hospital

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced Tuesday that it would test a nasal vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease. The move, the hospital said in a press release, represents the culmination of 20 years of research...

Alzheimer’s: Study reveals how disease progresses in the brain

New research has tracked the replication and spread of the protein tau for the first time. Aggregates of tau and the protein beta-amyloid are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The international study,...

10 dietary tips to reduce heart disease and stroke risk, according to new research

The American Heart Association (AHA) on Tuesday outlined 10 key features of a heart-healthy eating pattern.  The organization’s new scientific statement, titled “2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health” and published in the journal...