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 […]

Study shows little effect of increased drug costs for Medicare Part D patients with heart failure

Moderately increasing prescription drug prices did not affect the hospitalization risk of Medicare recipients with heart failure also enrolled in Medicare Part D pharmacy plans, according to researchers at Georgia State University. A multidisciplinary team of researchers, led by Blake McGee, assistant professor of nursing in the Georgia State Byrdine […]

Study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations

Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, scientists with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine conducted genetic testing in more than 3,000 patients […]

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 […]