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By Frances Morin NEW ORLEANS -- September 17, 2019 -- People with age-related central auditory processing disorder show a significantly increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia compared with people who have normal hearing, according to a study presented here at the 2019...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen based on...
An advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helps predict problems with thinking, memory, and even dementia, according to a study published in Stroke. “We have developed a useful tool for monitoring patients at risk of...
Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology. “These differences may reflect underlying changes in the brain that...
By Eric Ramos GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- September 9, 2019 -- Women who are incontinent during pregnancy and those who push for more than 1 hour during the second stage of labour appear to be at high risk of having long-term, persistent stress urinary incontinence (SUI), according to a study presented...
Oral antibiotics can alter the human immune response to seasonal influenza vaccination, according to a study published in the journal Cell. Thomas Hagan, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and colleagues examined 33 healthy adult participants. One group of 22 volunteers was studied...
By Eric Ramos GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- September 9, 2019 -- Pelvic organ prolapse surgery has a positive effect on symptoms of urinary incontinence, especially in women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International...
Migraines are a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia in older adults, according to a study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. For the study, Rebecca Morton, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, and colleagues analysed 679 adults...
Loss of hip bone mineral density (BMD) persists in the year after a weight loss intervention among older adults with obesity, regardless of whether they regain weight, according to a study published in Obesity. For the study, Daniel E. Kammire, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina...
Adult‐onset asthma is positively associated with the number of allergic diseases a person has, according to a study published in Allergy. For the study, Sanna Toppila‐Salmi, MD, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and colleagues interviewed 1,205 patients recently diagnosed with asthma and...

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