Stress is the feeling of being under acute mental or emotional pressure, where a person may feel unable to cope, leading to a wide variety of health problems. When stress … Continue Reading Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.
It is known that Alzheimer’s disease is more common in African-Americans than Caucasians, however, the Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk profile for African-Americans is poorly understood. While more than 20 genes have … Continue Reading Study identifies 2 new genes responsible for Alzheimer’s disease among African-Americans.
It has been estimated that there are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. Growing scientific evidence shows that health-related risk behaviours including tobacco use, alcohol use, physical … Continue Reading New study provides further evidence of the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and cancer.
As they go about their everyday lives, people often have to choose between a safe option and a riskier one, such as staying in a secure job, or starting a … Continue Reading Study identifies neural circuits involved in making risky decisions.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that is the leading cause of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is no cure for the … Continue Reading Neuroimaging links two Alzheimer’s risk genes to brain atrophy, promising blood markers.
In the late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a risk factor that has been repeatedly identified is a low birth weight or low gestational age at the time of … Continue Reading Neuroimaging identifies markers in premature babies who later develop autism.
ALL is identified in about 3,000 individuals each year aged 19 or younger in the U.S., making it the most common childhood cancer. While the cause remains largely unknown, only … Continue Reading Researchers identify inherited gene variation linked to greater acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk.
In general terms, risk is the probability that an event will happen. When talking about cancer, risk is most often used to describe the chance that a person will develop … Continue Reading Large-scale human study identifies link between height and cancer.
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on human DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new … Continue Reading New blood-telomere test can predict cancer years before disease develops.
A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. The study, conducted … Continue Reading New blood test identifies genetic risk factor for Parkinson’s disease in human studies.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
Groundbreaking research from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that cholesterol efflux capacity (cholesterol efflux), which measures HDL cholesterol function, appears to be a superior indicator of cardiovascular risk and a … Continue Reading New superior measurement technique of HDL cholesterol function provides cardiovascular risk.
Following trends in my sector always enables me to smell a new wave movement the size of a Tsunami coming. The first inkling I got were the release of statistics … Continue Reading Will Obesity Become The New Cancer