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Breakthrough in diabetes research: Cells produce insulin instead upon artemisinin treatment

07/12/2016

FDA-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.
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Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

05/12/2016

Chapman 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.
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Women with dementia receive less medical attention

05/12/2016

Women 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.
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Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education

02/12/2016

Positive 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.
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Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults

30/11/2016

The 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.
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Queen's researcher explores best treatments for glaucoma

30/11/2016

Researchers 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.
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mHealth interventions: no silver bullet for diabetes patients

28/11/2016

Globally 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.
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Most nursing home patients refuse dental care during stay

28/11/2016

Nearly 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.
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