07/12/2016FDA-approved artemisinins, since decades used to treat malaria, transform glucagon-producing alpha cells in the pancreas into insulin producing cells – thereby acquiring features of beta cells, the cell type damaged in type 1 diabetes.
05/12/2016Chapman University publishes research on psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults. They have found an associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older.
05/12/2016Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals.
02/12/2016Positive brain health trend may cushion blow on society, but doesn't lessen impact on individual patients and caregivers, U-M researchers say. In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
30/11/2016The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia.
30/11/2016Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with University of St Andrews and Aberdeen have found that the procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
28/11/2016Globally about 442 million people live with diabetes, most of them in low-income countries, where health systems often function poorly. As they are not equipped to follow-up on patients or improve the quality of care, chronic disease management largely falls under the responsibility of the patients.
28/11/2016Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don't take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.