Brushing Your Teeth Daily Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Brushing your teeth daily could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Sounds like a bad joke, but it’s not. In fact, serious research is currently ongoing by researchers who have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) could determine if you do or don’t get Alzheimer’s. This drug research company is called Cortexyme and is located in…

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Good Sleep Depends On Your Mood, Feel Happy-Sleep Great!

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Good sleep really depends on your daily mood. So, if you feel happy and are optimistic, then you’ll sleep great at night, a recent study reports. Right now, sleep deprivation is a major health problem in the United States. The statistics are grim and show that 30 percent of adults in the U.S. do not…

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Will Now Be Covered By Medicare

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CAR T-cell therapy works by improving the way natural T cells function. T cells are fighter cells that are a normal part of our immune system. They normally roam throughout the body to seek out and attack abnormal cells.   With this therapy, some of a patient’s T cells are removed from their body, and…

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Whole Body Vibration Can Reduce Inflammation, Type II Diabetes

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Whole body vibration is a passive exercise regimen that became popular in the early 1990’s. It can reduce body inflammation as well as control Type-2 diabetes, a recent study reports. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a passive exercise that was introduced in he early 1990’s and became popular with fitness buffs. You train by standing…

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Swollen Fingers: Causes, Symptoms, What You Need To Know

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Swollen fingers — also known as edema are uncomfortable and annoying, especially if you wear rings. This condition can happen anywhere on your body, but is commonly seen on your hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.   Why does it happen, and what causes it?   Swollen fingers happen when extra fluid gets trapped in…

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FDA and HHS To Import Prescription Drugs In Effort To Lower Prices

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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and HHS (Health and Human Services) will import prescription drugs from overseas in an effort to lower U.S. drug prices.   The Trump administration earlier this week announced two new plans that will help Americans pay lower prices for expensive drugs, including insulin. These plans are a priority for…

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Prescription Drug Prices Could Decrease As Senate Approves Bill

Prescription drug prices may soon come down after the Senate earlier this week approved a bill to cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries.   Drug costs for Medicare participants would cap out at $3,100 a year and save the program $100 billion over a 10 years. The approval passed by a 19-9 bipartisan…

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Hearing Loss And Declining Vision Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

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Hearing loss as well as declining vision is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies reported at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles.   While declines in hearing and vision have each been linked to Alzheimer’s in the past, a decline in both senses actually increases the risks. This can happen even…

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Sleep Medications Linked To Increased Dementia Risks

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Sleep medications taken on a steady basis can lead to an increased risk for developing dementia, according to a recent study. The results were presented earlier this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019.   Today, sleep medications are common usage by senior citizens. Senior citizens, more than any other age group, are more…

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Blood Test Is One Step Closer In Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

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A blood test prototype shows exciting promise to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the blood test detects proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing neurons to die. The study results were presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference 2019.   These results suggest that researchers may be one step closer…

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