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Everything You Need to Know About Gastroparesis

The digestive system is one of the most important parts of the body, as it performs the vital function of digesting food and absorbing nutrients. But …

CVS launches program targeting expensive new drugs

CVS Caremark will allow its clients to exclude coverage of drugs with extremely high launch prices under a new program the company said is aimed at …

Health Care

Sporotrichosis

Cytologic preparation from a case of feline sporotrichosis; phagocytic cells show numerous variably-shaped yeast forms within<p>Classification and …

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

<b>Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.<p>The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are …

Public Health

Discovery Presents Treatment Hope for Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

<b>Adelaide, SA and Chongqing, China (Scicasts) —</b> There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases following a …

Neuroscience

The Boy in the Bubble Who Moved a World He Couldn't Touch — Retro Report

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

Both abstinence and heavy drinking could increase dementia risk, study says

Genetics, head injury, and poor nutrition have all been linked to dementia. Scientists are now adding both heavy drinking and abstaining from alcohol to the list, according to a new report.<p>Researchers from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research based in France and the United …

Dementia

Why Can Losing Weight Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Scientists Offer New Answer

Growing evidence suggests losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes in some people. A new study has shed light on why this could be.<p>Shedding the …

pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer's disease - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer's …

Cancer Cells Put to Sleep Permanently With New Drug

Scientists in Australia have published details of a revolutionary new cancer treatment, which could fight the disease without causing the harmful …

Researchers identify new arthritis severity gene

A new gene associated with disease severity in models of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at …

A lymphatic waste-disposal system implicated in Alzheimer’s disease

A network of lymphatic vessels acts in tandem with the blood vasculature to regulate fluid balance in the body1. The brain does not have its own …

Alzheimer's Disease

Cannabis-like drug may ease agitation in Alzheimer's patients

A synthetic cannabis drug used to treat nausea in cancer patients may also help calm agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>Agitation is one of the most troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and can be difficult to manage. It’s the reason some dementia patients …

Dementia

Could Depression Be An Immune Response To Stress? A New Study Suggests An Answer

Science is gradually piecing together the vexing brain puzzle that connects depression and inflammation, and an important new piece just fell into place. Researchers using a mouse model have discovered how stress triggers an immune response in the brain that leads to inflammation and ultimately …

Research

Medicare won't cover all your health care expenses. Here's how to prepare

For all those baby boomers approaching their 65th birthday, it's time to plan for Medicare.<p>After years of paying payroll taxes at work to help fund …

How your loved ones can cash in on the 0% tax rate on long-term capital gains

After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many individual taxpayers still qualify for the 0% federal income tax rate on long-term capital gains and …

Retirement

Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab.<p>The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered …

Health Care

PANDAS—Questions and Answers

Overview<p>What is PANDAS?<p>PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be …

Clinical Trials

The New 'This Is Your Brain On Cannabis' Ad Is Rad

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're old enough, you may remember the classic anti-drug PSA, "This …

Cannabis

Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in sleep apnea patients

Credit: ATSJuly 20, 2018–Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who …

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies …

Health Care

Texans missing or delaying needed treatment because health costs too high

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Six in 10 Texans say someone in their household has recently skipped or postponed needed health care and medication because …

Experimental immunotherapy cures breast cancer in woman: Report

An experimental immunotherapy treatment used for a woman suffering from a specific type of breast cancer eradicated her tumors, a promising …

Triclosan, often maligned, may have a good side — treating cystic fibrosis infections

Maybe you’ve had the experience of wading in a stream and struggling to keep your balance on the slick rocks, or forgetting to brush your teeth in …

Dietary non-fermentable fiber prevents autoimmune neurological disease by changing gut metabolic and immune status

1.<p>Bach, J. F. The hygiene hypothesis in autoimmunity: the role of pathogens and commensals. <i>Nat Rev Immunol</i> <b>18</b>, 105–120, …

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Crohn's disease - chronic pain and no cure

Crohn's disease patients suffer from fatigue, abdominal pain and diarrhea. This can last days, months, or it never stops. What is the state of …

Biochemists discover cause of genome editing failures with hyped CRISPR system

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to describe why CRISPR gene editing sometimes fails to work, and how the process …

How to Negotiate a Medical Bill

Sky-high deductibles, co-pays and overall health care costs leave many patients wondering if there's any wiggle room to be had with often exorbitant …

People with autoimmune diseases may be more likely to develop psychosis, according to new research

What exactly causes autoimmune diseases — where the body mistakenly targets and attacks its own tissues — is a bit of a mystery. But what is known is that if you have one autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, an overactive or underactive thyroid, or multiple sclerosis, your chances of …

Autoimmune Diseases

Pain patients beg FDA for more options, easier access to opioids

SILVER SPRING, Md. — One pain patient lay on the floor. Another leaned against the wall, easing her back. A third paced to and fro.<p>At this week’s Food and Drug Administration hearing on chronic pain, accommodations were at the forefront.<p>And the agency says it wants to be accommodating in other ways …

Medicine