For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companies have made progress. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet.
A blood test for Alzheimer’s? It’s coming
A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence.
AI may help to spot heart problems
People enrolled in a large clinical hypertension management trial were half as likely to control their blood pressure if they received care at clinics and primary care practices in low-income areas, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Blood pressure control less likely among those treated in low-income areas
Pensioners should not stop taking statins just because they feel healthy, scientists have warned after finding that doing so may boost the risk of heart attack by nearly half.
Stopping statins treatment in old age  increases heart attack risk by nearly half
Dementia has four main types — vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia. In the UK, figures have shown around 60 percent of diagnoses of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease.
Early signs of the most common form of  dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
Forget counting sheep and drinking warm milk, an effective way to tackle chronic insomnia is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), researchers have confirmed.
Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy
Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, research suggested.
Ear 'tickling' therapy could 'help thwart ageing'
Novartis’s heart failure drug Entresto failed a trial in a new use, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday, calling into question billions of dollars in potential revenue and taking the shine off one of the company’s biggest growth prospects.
Novartis heart drug fails trial
In a study published in the journal Diabetes, physician-researchers from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that the asthma medication montelukast (brand name Singulair) can inhibit early changes in diabetic retinopathy, the eye disease which develops due to diabetes, in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes.
Asthma drug can inhibit changes in early stages of diabetic retinopathy
A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US hospitals' emergency departments, has revealed that floors, beds and American football are posing some of the greatest risks.
72% of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products in US

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