Alzheimer’s vaccine steps closer with new study

A vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease could be trialed in humans within the next 3-5 years, after researchers from the United States and Australia have uncovered a formulation that they say successfully targets brain proteins that play a role in development and progression of the disease. Study co-author Prof. Nikolai Petrovsky, of Flinders University School of… Continue reading Alzheimer’s vaccine steps closer with new study

UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

News Medical (UCLA) – While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. The insular cortex has five main… Continue reading UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Medline Plus – MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If your kid’s nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you’ll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit. Children who suck their thumb or bite their nails past preschool age may be less prone to allergic reactions… Continue reading Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

3 Blind Mice? These Rodents’ Vision Has Been Restored

livescience – At least three blind mice have now regained some of their vision because of research that regenerated severed nerves, re-establishing the connection between their eyes and brain, researchers report today. What works in mice may not work in humans, but the scientists say their work in mice is “strongly informative toward developing new tools… Continue reading 3 Blind Mice? These Rodents’ Vision Has Been Restored

Why Didn’t FluMist Flu Vaccine Work? Your Questions Answered

NBC News – News that vaccine advisers do not recommend FluMist, the only needle-free flu vaccine on the market, has parents despairing and has vaccine-haters saying ‘I told you so’. But flu vaccines are different from all other vaccines, something the public tends to forget. Why are they so lousy and hard to make? MedImmune’s headquarters… Continue reading Why Didn’t FluMist Flu Vaccine Work? Your Questions Answered

Study shows increase in costs of hospitalization for people with private insurance

News Medical – Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 out of your own pocket. And that amount has gone up sharply in recent years – a rise of more than 37 percent just for straightforward hospital stays for… Continue reading Study shows increase in costs of hospitalization for people with private insurance