Atrial Cardiopathy Linked to 35% Higher Dementia Risk

Older adults with atrial cardiopathy, even before symptoms develop, may have up to 35% higher risk for dementia, new research suggests. “We cautiously suggest that an understanding of this relationship might provide a basis for new interventional strategies to help thwart the development of dementia,” the authors write. The research,…

Moms Favor Telehealth: Here’s Why

Telemedicine took the sentiment of “from the comfort of your own home” to a new level for parents. New research indicates that the use of telemedicine by expectant and new moms may be here to stay, and women are pleased. In a rapid review of over 44,000 women that was…

Real-world study details average duration of infectiousness for COVID-19

A new study of 57 people with mild COVID-19 estimates how long people are infectious for and when they can safely leave isolation. The research, which is led by Imperial College London and published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, is the first to unveil how long infectiousness lasts for…

Neuron membrane lipid may contribute to Alzheimer’s development, progression

A lipid found in the membranes of neurons may play a fundamental role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Their findings, published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, provide possibilities for new approaches to pharmaceutical research on Alzheimer’s disease….

Readers and Tweeters Place Value on Community Services and Life-Sustaining Care

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. A Cure for Ambulance Sticker Shock This is a comment about your recent story on ambulance surprise bills (“The Ambulance Chased One Patient Into Collections,” July…

Glycoprotein GPNMB Is A Possible Biomarker For Parkinson’S Disease Risk

Computational, cell biological, and human tissue-based studies establish GPNMB as a risk gene and potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's Disease (PD), researchers report. PD is a debilitating progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Diagnosis of the disease often relies on the presence of motor control symptoms…

Monkeypox vaccines to be rolled out at large LGBT events

Monkeypox vaccine supply expanded by 1.8million shots and officials purchase 50,000 courses of antiviral used to fight virus – jabs will be targeted at large LGBT events like Atlanta’s ‘Black Pride’: US case tally reaches 13,517 Latest delivery — equivalent  to 360,000 five-dose vials — sees supplies rise by 50…