Tag Archives: disease

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »

Tesamorelin reduces liver fat and fibrosis progression in people with HIV and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Treatment with tesamorelin, a synthetic growth hormone-releasing hormone, reduced liver fat content and reduced the progression of liver fibrosis in people with HIV who had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers report in the journal The Lancet HIV this month. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the accumulation of fat in the liver – is a… Read More »

Is chronic wasting disease in deer dangerous for humans?

‘Zombie deer’ destined for Nevada invasion Officials are trying to prevent ‘zombie deer’ from entering the state of Nevada. ‘Zombie deer’ are creatures that have contracted chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious and often deadly affliction that has ravaged the deer population in an estimated 24 states and two Canadian provinces. Hi Dr. Manny,  What… Read More »

Sleeping less than six hours and heart disease, stroke – deadly combo

Study Highlight: Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day. DALLAS – Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping… Read More »

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease

By Adam Vaughan Are vegetarian diets better for the heart?Westend61/Getty Eating a vegetarian diet rather than consuming meat has been linked with a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease. While the environmental case for going vegetarian is unequivocal and powerful, the long-term health impacts of adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet are still poorly… Read More »