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In clinical trial, nutrient mixture developed at MIT improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s

In clinical trial, nutrient mixture developed at MIT improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s

Nutrient mixture improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s

A graphic depicting a synapse, a connection between brain cells. Photo – Graphic: Christine Daniloff

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office

July 9, 2012

A clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s. The results…

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Doctors overlook chemical illnesses, study finds

Doctors overlook chemical illnesses, study finds

Sufferers seek out health care more often than others

SAN ANTONIO (July 10, 2012) — Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis, according to clinical research directed by a UT Medicine San Antonio physician.

Clinical tools are available to identify chemical intolerance but health care practitioners may not be using…

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Dangerous caregivers for elderly

Dangerous caregivers for elderly

12 July 2012

Agencies place unqualified, possibly criminal caregivers in homes of vulnerable seniors

CHICAGO — If you hire a caregiver from an agency for an elderly family member, you might assume the person had undergone a thorough criminal background check and drug testing, was experienced and trained for the job.

You’d be wrong in many cases, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.

A…

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating

Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating

12 JUL 2012

BPA in rivers leads to breakdown of fish species barriers

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like properties, was found to alter an individual’s appearance and behavior, leading to inter-species breeding. The study, published in…

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Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds

Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds

Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds

(BOSTON) — Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of color discrimination, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers has found.

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Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds

Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds

12 JUL 2012

(BOSTON) — Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of color discrimination, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers has found.

The study by epidemiologists and biostatisticians at BUSPH, working…

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Air in expectant moms’ homes contains pesticides, border study finds

Air in expectant moms’ homes contains pesticides, border study finds

Low-cost, less-toxic control methods urged

HARLINGEN, Texas (July 11, 2012) — Air samples from homes of Hispanic mothers-to-be along the Texas-Mexico border contained multiple pesticides in a majority of the houses, according to a study conducted by the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

All the women were in the third trimester of pregnancy, when…

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Toward new drugs for the human and non-human cells in people

Toward new drugs for the human and non-human cells in people

” bodies contain 10 percent human cells and 90 percent microbes” 

12 JUL 2012

Amid the growing recognition that only a small fraction of the cells and genes in a typical human being are human, scientists are suggesting a revolutionary approach to developing new medicines and treatments to target both the human and non-human components of people. That’s the topic of an article, which reviews work…

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Veterinary vaccines found to combine into new viruses, resulting in disease outbreaks

Veterinary vaccines found to combine into new viruses, resulting in disease outbreaks

Veterinary vaccines found to combine into new viruses, prompting regulatory response

Research from the University of Melbourne has shown that two different vaccine viruses- used simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens- have combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting early response from Australia’s veterinary medicines regulator.

The vaccines were used to control…

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Chemicals in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women up to 70 percent

Chemicals in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women up to 70 percent

12 JUL 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital study is the first to examine an association between phthalates and diabetes in a large population of American women

Boston, MA – A study lead by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows an association between increased concentrations of phthalates in the body and an increased risk of diabetes in women. Phthalates are endocrine disrupting…

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Unexpected drug can almost totally regenerate the Liver

Unexpected drug can almost totally regenerate the Liver - The novel inhibitor limited the deposition of complement proteins and promoted the division of new liver cells.

Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed - The study found that people with low levels of vitamin D had a 53-percent increased risk of developing dementia and those who were severely deficient had a 125-percent increased risk compared to participants with normal levels of vitamin D.

Phthalates found in plastics linked to a 24 to 34.1 percent drop in testosterone

- Researchers found an inverse relationship between phthalate exposure and testosterone levels at various life stages. In women ages 40-60, for example, increased phthalate concentrations were associated with a 10.8 to 24 percent decline in testosterone levels.

Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline

Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline

” The ACC/AHA cholesterol treatment guideline recommends prescribing the strongest statins at high doses to most men older than 65, even those with no history of heart disease, or any major risk factor for heart attacks, and with normal cholesterol levels. Men this age will be classified as high risk only on the basis of age. “

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the…

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Antiobiotic exposure early in life can lead to obesity in adulthood

Antiobiotic exposure early in life can lead to obesity in adulthood

Disruption of gut bacteria early in life can lead to obesity in adulthood

Certain microbes found in the gut may protect against obesity and diabetes. A study published by Cell Press August 14th in the journal Cell reveals that these microbes shape their hosts’ metabolism very early in life and that disrupting them with short-term exposure to antibiotics during infancy can cause metabolic changes…

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