Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

A researcher from the University of Exeter is developing a novel method for detecting Type 2 diabetes. It involves a simple eye scan that searches for biomarkers of diabetes called advanced glycation end-products or AGEs. Dr. Mitra Tavakoli, the person behind the study, recently completed a test pilot and said that the results were successful. Using biomicroscope screening, she was able to detect … Continue reading Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

The disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVD-19) isn’t just a respiratory disease. It also affects other parts of the body and, in some cases, even the heart. Looking at how the virus affects certain parts of the heart can help doctors gauge the severity of COVID-19, says a new study. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York reported … Continue reading Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

Middle aged women can experience cognitive decline as a side effect of stressful life experiences

Middle-aged women who experience stressful life experiences are more likely to develop dementia later in life, suggests a recent study from Johns Hopkins University. In their report, which was published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the team noted that the findings were specific to women who experience chronic stress. This could also explain the disproportionate rates of … Continue reading Middle aged women can experience cognitive decline as a side effect of stressful life experiences

Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those who have an unhealthy lifestyle. Additionally, they … Continue reading Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

Understanding the medical differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two terms that are often used to mean the same thing. Anyone who has done a bit of reading on Alzheimer’s disease finds a link between the neurodegenerative disease and the term “dementia.” While the distinction between the two can be quite confusing to some, the two words actually mean different … Continue reading Understanding the medical differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia

Five warning signs of dementia

Changes in an individual's walking, chewing, sleeping and how they feel can be early indications of dementia. Dementia is the ongoing loss of cognitive skills due to brain cells being destroyed. Symptoms include memory loss, changes in personality, personal hygiene neglect and trouble socializing. The most common cause is Alzheimer's, but a stroke, Parkinson's, substance … Continue reading Five warning signs of dementia

Flavonoids From Fruits, Veggies Help Halt Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Evidence continues to mount that the family of plant compounds known as flavonoids can help slow or even halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Flavonoids are a family of chemicals that have been widely studied for a variety of health benefits. They are powerful antioxidants and occur in high concentrations … Continue reading Flavonoids From Fruits, Veggies Help Halt Dementia and Alzheimer’s