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Vitamin D Helps Reduce Risk Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

According to research, consuming a Vitamin D rich diet, along with the nutrients methionine and betaine, could help lower age-related macular degeneration risk. An analysis of identical twins also found that the more a person smoked, the higher their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. The study looked at identical twin pairs with one twin… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »

Blood Pressure Drugs Don’t Increase Coronavirus Risk, Studies Find – India Gone Viral

Drugs that are widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure do not make patients more susceptible to coronavirus infection, or to severe illness if they do become infected, researchers reported on Friday. Their findings are good news for millions of people who take blood pressure drugs that belong to two classes: ACE inhibitors, which include… Read More »

ADHD Can Increase The Risk Of Substance Abuse

Data analysis of 2 long-term studies on how ADHD impacts psychiatric disorder development in adolescents confirms that ADHD on its own increases the risk of substance abuse and cigarette smoking in both girls and boys significantly. The research supports the connection between substance abuse and ADHD discovered in earlier research and demonstrates that coexisting factors… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »