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Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Increases With Insulin Resistance

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease risk has been linked to insulin resistance, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology. The reality that obesity increases the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers is well known, but the Iowa State University study shows memory loss is also a… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Now Be Detected Earlier — Thanks To Saliva

Alzheimer's Disease Brain

Alzheimer’s disease may now be detected earlier on by performing tests on a very common bodily fluid — saliva — according to a new medical study. Medical Daily reports that the new study presented by researchers from the University of Alberta, during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), shows that “a simple saliva test” may… Read more »

Underage Drinking Can Lead To Adult Brain Abnormalities, Reveals New Research

Study reveals underage drinking can cause abnormalities on adult brain.

According to a recent study conducted by Duke University, scientists determined that underage drinking can lead to abnormalities in the adult brain. The study on underage drinking, specifically on adolescent alcohol consumption, was published in the June 2015 edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The study discussed in the article, entitled “Adolescent Intermittent Alcohol… Read more »

A Simple Smell Test Can Detect Autism In Children

Smell test results.

Detecting autism in young children can be difficult, since many of the indicators of autism are not obvious during behavioral development. But scientists recently discovered a non-verbal smell test that can accurately detect whether the participant is on the autism spectrum. According to Science 20, the smell test works by determining which participants can tell… Read more »

Alcoholism And Eye Color Linked In Recent Study

Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism and eye color were linked in a study conducted by the University of Vermont. The researchers, who published their work in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, determined subjects with light-colored eyes were more likely to consume alcohol than those with dark-colored eyes — and were therefore more likely to… Read more »

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Says

Listening to Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Says

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne and the heavy metal genre may hold the key to happiness. A recent study has deduced that “extreme” music genres, like heavy metal, punk, and emo may actually help calm listeners that are angry. Researchers say that the results contradict the idea that heavy metal listening is linked to aggression and misconduct…. Read more »

Smartphones And Pacemakers Don’t Mix? What Experts Are Saying

Smartphones May Disrupt

Smartphones causing issues in pacemakers has been something of a concern for years now. Well, experts are warning that those concerns could very well be grounded in reality. According to the Daily Mail, researchers looked at the effects that today’s phones have on individuals with pacemakers. “Experts studied patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter… Read more »

New Study Reveals Your Birth Month Could Predict Risk For Certain Diseases

birth month predicts disease risk

Researchers from Columbia University have found that your birth month may actually predict your chances of getting certain diseases. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, looked at 1.75 million patients’ records at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center who were born between 1900 and 2000, and treated between… Read more »

Breast Cancer Slowed To A Crawl By Aspirin Says New Study

aspirin

A new study has brought great relief to breast cancer victims the world over. According to researchers in the Cancer Unit at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a mere aspirin per day can greatly reduce the onset of breast cancer. In the past, aspirin has been found to not only treat headaches and… Read more »