Berries, red wine, and other foods rich in flavonoids are associated with a lower risk for death in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), new research suggests. In a prospective analysis of more than 1200 participants with an eventual PD diagnosis, those who ate three or more servings of flavonoid-rich foods a week had a 70% lower mortality vs those consuming one or fewer servings of such foods per month.
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Berries, Red Wine Linked to Lower Mortality in Parkinson's Disease
RE: A History of Head Trauma May Predict Parkinson Progression
@debangshu Head injury is a risk factor for PD, but its relationship to PD progression is not well established. There has always been this concern in PD that maybe it's problems with motor impairment that lead to head injuries, so reverse causality is an issue. The analysis was part of the online Fox Insight study that is evaluating motor and nonmotor symptoms in individuals with and those without PD. The study included participants who had completed questionnaires on such things as head trauma.
Three Eye Conditions Linked to Higher Alzheimer's Risk
Three eye diseases have been linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), results of a large, longitudinal, population-based study suggest. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy (DR) were associated with a 40% to 50% increased risk for AD. Participants recently diagnosed with glaucoma had a 46% increased likelihood of developing AD. Similarly, the risk among those recently diagnosed with AMD or diabetic retinopathy had a 50% increased AD risk compared with their counterparts without these conditions.
FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products
The FDA on Thursday proposed a ban on making and selling menthol cigarettes in the United States, as well as most flavored cigars. Health care groups hailed the proposal as a critical step to keep cigarettes out of the mouths of children and Black Americans, who are particularly likely to smoke menthol tobacco products.
Potential New Biomarker for Psychosis Severity
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) levels are lower in individuals with first episode psychosis (FEP) and even lower in those with resistant disease, suggesting the enzyme may be a biomarker of disease severity. In a longitudinal cohort study, investigators found patients with FEP had significantly reduced ACE levels compared with their healthy peers. With blood concentrations of the enzyme significantly reduced in those who were treatment-resistant, "ACE alterations appear to be already present at the disease onset" and results suggest "a possible relationship with disease severity," note the researchers, led by investigator Luisa Longo, MD, a resident in psychiatry, University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy.
Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Accelerated Aging
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and the disruption in nightly sleep it causes, speeds up the aging process, according to preliminary research. SDB is a common disorder that results in oxidative stress and inflammation and is associated with several age-related health disorders. However, it hasn't been well studied with respect to epigenetic aging.
Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired socialization, reduced communication, and restricted, repetitive, or stereotyped activities and interests. As defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), ASD encompasses the previous manual's autistic disorder (autism), Asperger disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. ASD is characterized by the following: (1) deficits in social communication and social interaction and (2) restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (RRBs). These symptoms are present from early childhood and limit or impair everyday functioning. Both components are required for diagnosis of ASD. Individuals who have marked deficits in social communication, but whose symptoms do not otherwise meet the criteria for autism spectrum disorder, should be evaluated for social (pragmatic) communication disorder.
Pathophysiology and etiology of bedbug bites?
Bedbug infestations seem to be increasing around the world at an alarming rate, possibly due to insecticide resistance. Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides is already widespread in the United States. The bedbug occurs in aggregations when conditions are favorable, but the arthropods disperse when conditions are unfavorable. New tactics may be needed for this escalating public health concern in locations with high occupant turnover, such as hotels, hospitals, and nursing homes. What is the pathophysiology and etiology of bedbug bites?
RE: How do I control overeating?
@mimi It can be hard to stop overeating on your own, particularly if there are deep-rooted emotional problems involved. Working with a counselor can help you uncover the psychological triggers -- like a negative body image -- that may be driving your behavior. When you feel like eating, pause for a moment and ask yourself: Am I hungry? Sometimes people get so focused on what they want to eat that they don’t stop and ask themselves why they want to eat.
Scabies skin infection in girl (11 years old)!!
Hello, in my neighbor a girl aged 11 years old from is having discomfort of full body itchiness since two weeks ago. According to her mother, this itchiness started from her fingers first which widespread in more numbers and different sizes to her wrist, armpits and back within the time frame of one week. She also complained of itchiness in her lower extremities, which mainly appeared in between her toes and knees. The girl experienced such for the first time and had never consulted to a doctor before assuming it would disappear by itself. But when they visited the doctor, she has been diagnosed with scabies. What should they do now?