Scientists say a genetic variant that increases the risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease appears to target women.
Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of the disease, and occurs after age 65.
Scientists at the mayo clinic college of medicine in Florida examined the genes of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and identified a gene associated with the disease.
When they looked at the data according to the sex of the patient, they realized the association was almost entirely restricted to women.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.