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.
Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people
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'

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