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New Blood Test Can Detect ‘Toxic’ Protein Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Emerge, Study Shows

A groundbreaking PNAS study from the University of Washington researchers suggests that a simple blood test might be able to identify people at risk for developing Alzheimer's before their memory and cognitive function is affected. Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia,...

Early Life Experiences Can Have Long-Lasting Impact on Genes

A new study on fruit flies led by UCL scientists demonstrates that early life events can have a lasting effect on the activity of our genes and even on our longevity. In the study, which was published in the journal Nature Aging, the researchers demonstrate...
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Cardiovascular Disease: Role of “Good” Cholesterol Is Challenged

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According to new research, an ancient viral DNA in human genomes acts as antivirals against certain modern viruses.

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Caffeine consumption during pregnancy, even in small amount, may lead to slightly shorter child height, suggests an analysis by National Institutes of Health researchers.

mRNA Vaccines Cut Severity of Delta, Omicron Infections

People who received two or three doses of the mRNA vaccine are more likely to have a milder illness if infected with the Delta or Omicorn variants than those who were unvaccinated.

Obesity Risk: Eating Late Increases Hunger, Decreases Calories Burned

Late eating may cause decreased energy expenditure, increased appetite, and molecular changes in adipose tissue, increasing the risk of obesity.

Coffee Consumption Is Associated with Lower Risk of Death

Coffee consumption, two to three cups of a day, is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee.

Monkeypox: Associated with Human-To-Human Transmission Outside Endemic Areas

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Long Term High-Fat Diet Expands Waistline and Shrinks Brain

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