Study identifies how COVID-19 linked to Alzheimers disease-like cognitive impairment

A new Cleveland Clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer’s disease-like dementia. The findings, published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer’s, and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment. Reports…

Everything You Know About Muscle Cramps Might Be Wrong

It’s an athlete’s worst moment: A hammy seizes like an old engine down the homestretch to Olympic glory or in the middle of your rec hoops game. Suddenly, instead of chasing gold or bragging rights, you’re crumpled on the ground praying for deliverance. And it’s not uncommon: Research reveals exercise-associated…

This Smart Technique Can Boost Your Daily Productivity

There’s nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a work day and finding that you just can’t focus on the task in front of you. Maybe you can’t stop thinking about all the tasks on your to-do list, or checking back in on your email, or maybe you’re…

Feds Accuse N Carolina Woman of Pushing Fake COVID-19 Cure

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been accused of peddling a fake COVID-19 cure during the height of the pandemic and continuing to offer it despite warnings to stop. Diana Daffin, 68, the…

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is protective against several SARS-CoV-2 variants that have emerged, according to new research presented in the journal mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While this is good news, the study also found that the only approved monoclonal antibody therapy for SARS-CoV-2 might…

Study highlights need to monitor oxygen therapy in children with pneumonia

Oxygen therapy can save the lives of children with pneumonia, but careful monitoring is needed to reduce harm, avoid over-reliance and protect supply. These are among some of the key findings to emerge from a four-year-long study of children hospitalized with severe pneumonia in East Africa. Led by researchers at…

Largescale brain epigenetics study provides new insights into dementia

The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease. Led by the University of Exeter, the international collaboration combined and analyzed data from more than 1,400 people across six different studies, in a…