Tag Archives: Disease

Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease share common genetics in some patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research analyzed genome-wide… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week,… Read More »

Best foods for a Crohn's disease flare-up

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease often flare up suddenly. Eating the right foods can help manage and relieve these flare-ups. Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along parts of the digestive tract. Like ulcerative colitis (UC), CD is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A CD flare-up can trigger… Read More »

Questionable Remedies for Eye Disease

A few years back, a big clinical trial showed that certain nutritional supplements could slow the progression of macular degeneration and reduce the risk of vision loss. “There was great interest among patients,” recalled Ingrid Scott, an ophthalmologist at the Penn State College of Medicine. “This was big news.” Age-related macular degeneration is the leading… Read More »