Roundworm infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of drinking water in high risk regions, according to an international team of researchers led by Tufts University.
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.
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.
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.