Monthly Archives: January 2015

Turmeric compound may treat Alzheimer’s disease

Research Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo Joerg Hucklenbroich12, Rebecca Klein23, Bernd Neumaier3, Rudolf Graf3, Gereon Rudolf Fink12, Michael Schroeter123 and Maria Adele Rueger123* *Corresponding author: Maria A Rueger adele.rueger@uk-koeln.de Author Affiliations 1Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3), Research Centre Juelich, Leo-Brandt-Straße 52425, Jülich, Germany 2Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany 3Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany For all author emails, please log on. Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2014, 5:100  doi:10.1186/scrt500 The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://stemcellres.com/content/5/4/100 … Continue reading

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Too much sitting around may kill you. Period.

Paleo-epidemiology. We were simply not designed to sit around a lot. Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Aviroop Biswas, BSc; Paul I. Oh, MD, MSc; Guy E. Faulkner, PhD; Ravi R. Bajaj, MD; Michael A. Silver, BSc; Marc S. Mitchell, MSc; and David A. Alter, MD, PhD [+] Article and Author Information See Also: Too Much Sitting and Chronic Disease Risk: Steps to Move the Science Forward Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(2):123-132. doi:10.7326/M14-1651 Background: The … Continue reading

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Treatment of vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic persons might reduce mortality risk

20 January 2015, Vol 162, No. 2> Reviews | 20 January 2015 Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Erin S. LeBlanc, MD, MPH; Bernadette Zakher, MBBS; Monica Daeges, BA; Miranda Pappas, MA; and Roger Chou, MD [+] Article and Author Information See Also: Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency: Is the Goal Disease Prevention or Full Nutrient Repletion? Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(2):109-122. doi:10.7326/M14-1659 Abstract Background: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated … Continue reading

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“Noncognitive” symptoms of early Alzheimer disease

Conclusions: We found a significantly earlier presence of positive symptoms on the NPI-Q in cognitively normal patients who subsequently developed CDR >0. Among participants with no depression symptoms at baseline, results suggest that depressive symptoms may increase with aging regardless of incipient dementia. Such findings begin to delineate the noncognitive course of Alzheimer disease dementia in the preclinical stages. Future research must further elucidate the correlation between noncognitive changes and distinct dementia subtypes. Continue reading

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More Chinese travel abroad for medical treatment

More and more Chinese nationals have become wealthy enough to afford medical treatment abroad, bolstering the growth of businesses catering to this emerging trend, reports Nanjing’s Yangcheng Evening News. Continue reading

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China Daily USA: US hospital looks to China for more medical tourists

Since that first patient from the Chinese mainland landed at the hospital a decade ago, the hospital has steadily seen an increase in the number of patients from China, and believes that growth will continue at a rapid rate among, the growth driven by the emerging middle class more focused than ever on health and well-being. Continue reading

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