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Dementia: people hospitalized for infections are at higher risk

Dementia: people hospitalized for infections are at higher risk

THE ESSENTIAL Dementia is a deterioration in memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to carry out daily activities. In 60 to 70% of cases, dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Its causes are very varied: it can be the consequence of an illness …

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COVID: What if all mild forms were also long COVIDs?

COVID: What if all mild forms were also long COVIDs?

Long COVID is defined as causing persistent symptoms or new symptoms appearing more than 4 weeks after the initial infection. In March 2022, in the UK alone, there were around 1.5 million long-term COVIDs, with the main symptoms, long-lasting, being fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste and difficulty concentrating. However, the …

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Montreal Children's Hospital |  A blood or urine test to screen for childhood cancers

Montreal Children’s Hospital | A blood or urine test to screen for childhood cancers

A simple blood or urine test could soon make it possible to identify certain cancers in children, estimates the Montreal Children’s Hospital, which is starting the first pediatric research in Canada aimed at developing these liquid biopsies. Posted at 5:10 p.m. For Montreal researcher Janusk Rak, director of liquid biopsy research, this procedure brings “new …

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Personalized mRNA cancer vaccines: when might they be available?

Personalized mRNA cancer vaccines: when might they be available?

BioNTech has announced a partnership with the UK government to conduct trials of personalized mRNA cancer immunotherapies. The trials aim to treat patients with advanced cancer and prevent the cancer from coming back in others. Experts estimate that it could be several years before cancer vaccines become widely available. As of January 10, 2022, over …

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Heart: emotional eaters develop more heart damage

Heart: emotional eaters develop more heart damage

THE ESSENTIAL An emotional eater consumes food excessively to calm their emotions and feelings. Mindful eating would allow you to eat less and better while reducing your stress level. Emotional eating is characterized by a tendency to overeat to cope with negative emotions. This coping mechanism can be used to alleviate stress, anger, loneliness or …

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Depression: being kind to others would reduce symptoms

Depression: being kind to others would reduce symptoms

THE ESSENTIAL Globally, it is estimated that 5% of adults suffer from depression. Nearly 8% of adolescents between 12 and 18 years old are affected by this mental illness. Feeling depressed, feeling unwell or having low spirits is not always synonymous with depression. Showing kindness leads to a longer life, reducing the risk of developing …

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Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine development is making great strides

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine development is making great strides

In this pre-winter period, everyone has heard of respiratory infections and, in particular, infant bronchiolitis and its main culprit, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus, which circulates actively from autumn to spring, infects 90% of children during the first two years of their life. In some cases, the consequences can be serious: the infection …

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Erectile dysfunction can tell a lot about the state of your heart

Erectile dysfunction can tell a lot about the state of your heart

Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen/Getty Images/iStockphoto Heart attack and heart disease. 3d illustration Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen/Getty Images/iStockphoto Erectile dysfunction is a predictor of myocardial infarction. HEALTH – If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, you could be suffering from a much more serious condition. According to a study by CETI (the Center for Exploration and Treatment of Impotence) …

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Mosquitoes highly resistant to insecticides identified in Asia

Mosquitoes highly resistant to insecticides identified in Asia

Mosquitoes transmitting dengue fever and other sometimes severe viral diseases have developed high resistance to insecticides in parts of Asia, and new methods to stem their spread are urgently needed, according to a recently published Japanese study. The spraying of insecticides in mosquito-infested areas is a common practice in tropical and subtropical regions. Resistance was …

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Researchers take key step towards new treatment for hereditary blindness – CNET – ApparelGeek

Scientists at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy have demonstrated in animal models the potential to use lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA, the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines, to treat blindness associated with rare genetic disease. Researchers have developed nanoparticles capable of penetrating the neural retina and delivering mRNA to photoreceptor cells whose proper functioning makes …

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