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Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to the slightly decreased cognitive abilities in individuals of 65 years of age and over. Such people may experience minor cognitive decline in memory or reasoning, but not to an extent where it interferes significantly…

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Early Study Finds Antibody That 'Neutralizes' Zika Virus

Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model “markedly reduced” infection by the Zika virus. The…

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Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Zika virus infection during pregnancy can have devastating implications for the developing fetus, causing babies to be born with a smaller-than-normal head - a condition known as microcephaly. Now, researchers say they have…

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Facebook users live longer, study finds

Having friends is known to be good for our psychological well-being and overall health, but a new study suggests it might not just be offline relationships that contribute to good health. Online social networks can be beneficial - if we…

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Hard-To-control Asthma Has Distinct Features, Study Shows

Source: ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO Bronchodilator responsiveness, nasal inflammation and allergy were among the most significant baseline features that distinguished hard-to-control asthma in inner-city children and adolescents. These characteristics identified patients whose asthma did not…

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Anti-inflammatory pills tied to heart failure risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with an increased risk of heart failure - even in people without a history of cardiac issues, a recent study suggests. Overall, the odds of a…

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New Study Adds Key Piece To Autism Puzzle

Source: University of Vermont Where do your eyes focus during a conversation? An innovative study by University of Vermont researchers reveals that for children with autism spectrum disorder, the answer depends on how emotional the conversation is. The study, published…

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Treating Persistent Depression In Older Adults

More than half of older adults who are treated for depression find that eventually their treatments are no longer effective. When depression persists, these people are at greater risk of accelerated aging, declining mental health and even suicide. To help…

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Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson's Disease

Source: University of Saskatchewan A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan has developed two caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled shakes, muscle stiffness,…

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