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This kidney disease treatment linked to higher dementia risk

Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's...

How smoking can change your brain genetically

In a recent study, researchers find that chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the "pot receptor", when compared...
6 things you need to know about pneumonia

6 things you need to know about pneumonia

Two Michigan experts offer some key information to help you and your loved ones avoid it — or get the best treatment if needed. Facts...
E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. This...
How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. The study now published in the Journal of Neurochemistry...
Why people become more prone to distraction with age

Why people become more prone to distraction with age

Older adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions-- and a specific network in...
Why cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel disease

Why cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel disease

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research. Researchers from the...
An aspirin a day could keep HIV away

An aspirin a day could keep HIV away

An affordable, globally available drug – low-dose Aspirin – shows promise as a new approach to preventing HIV transmission, a University of Manitoba study...

Drugs for rare disorder phenylketonuria hit the market

Brady Connolly is an 18-year-old rugby player who can barely eat any protein. No steak, no beans, no peanut butter shakes—none of the foods you'd...
How the immune system causes heart disease

How the immune system causes heart disease

Heart disease is among the leading causes of death globally and imposes a significant burden on the health-care system. We know some of the causes...