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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have identified a potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease. They believe that as we age, the cells' ability to clean themselves slows down, building up plaques in the brain and causing neurofibrillary tangles.
New research has found that poor sleep in people aged 50 and above is linked to more negative perceptions of aging, and physical, mental, and cognitive health. The study, published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, found that the elderly who rated their sleep the worst perceived physical and mental aging more negatively.
The CDC has recently said that it has described some mental health disorders as underlying health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 illness, or even death by the virus. POPSUGAR talked with two mental health specialists to know more about the association.
A federal jury on Tuesday found that America’s three largest pharmacy chains – CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart – are responsible for fueling the opioid crisis. The pharmacies will face legal repercussions as thousands of lawsuits move forward in courts.
A study has found that a wearable device could be a game-changer in reversing opioid overdoses because it can detect the signs of OD and automatically inject naloxone to reverse the event. Calling the tool lifesaving, researchers said more studies are required to determine the efficacy of the device.
A study has raised concerns over a potentially serious side effect of Aduhelm, an Alzheimer’s drug approved by the FDA in June 2021. The study found that some patients developed brain swelling, called amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA).
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have initiated a human trial of an investigational intranasal vaccine, Protollin, for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. In animal studies, Protollin has been found effective at clearing up amyloid-beta plaques – one of the hallmarks of the condition.