Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the incidence and regional distribution of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in the brains of people with Down’s syndrome. The results can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis and preventive treatment of dementia. The study is published in Molecular Neurodegeneration. While medical advances and […]

Americans with lower education levels suffer more pain than people with more education

Americans with university degrees or higher level of education endure substantially less pain than those who are less educated, according to an international study led by Western University. With more than half of U.S. adults reporting chronic pain, the study will help health-care professionals and policymakers better target relief, the […]

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled, analysis from Cardiff University shows. The report is based on responses from 119,388 11-16 year-olds who took part in the School Health Research Network’s (SHRN) 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing […]

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines works safely in older people data suggests

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine safely triggers ‘high levels’ of antibodies in older people that may protect them against COVID-19, early data shows Moderna tested low- and high-dose versions of its coronavirus vaccine in 40 volunteers ages 56 to 71  All participants developed antibodies to the highly-contagious virus  Levels of the immune […]