Items Tagged ‘dementia’

July 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 27, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

STAT, Experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed patients’ cognitive decline, buoying hopes for treatment by Damian Garde — The Phase 2 trial, which employed multiple statistical measures, failed its primary goal. Four doses of BAN2401 didn’t outperform placebo, and the high dose was tested on just 161 patients. Furthermore, the metric Biogen and Eisai used to […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, amgen, anesthesia, Big Blue Dragon Boat Race, bioethics, brain freeze, BRCA gene, Cancer, dementia, Dr. Amaal Starling, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Asad Javed.


July 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 9, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        Wall Street Journal, New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire by Sumathi Reddy — Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., published a 2011 study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases detailing what happened with the previous Lyme vaccine and lessons learned […]

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Tags: age-related disease, alzheimer's disease, Angie Murad, artificial Intelligence, asthma exacerbation, Biogen, Career Immersion Program, cervical cancer, Darla Lytle, dementia, Diversity, Dr Felipe Sierra


June 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 15, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reuters, Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock — “For many years, a lot of patients with migraines were told the disorder was all in their head, or they were depressed or stressed out. It’s important that as headache specialists we emphasize to our patients that we are […]

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Tags: Addyi, alzheimer's disease, Anya Guy, ASU, Baldwin Building, Beth Hietpas, blood pressure, Breast Cancer, calories, Cancer, cataracts, Children's Museum


May 25, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 25, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        New York Times, Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons by Nellie Bowles — …My doctor, who had me make a painful fist, said that I might have something called De Quervain’s Tendinosis, which affects tendons on the thumb side of the wrist and is caused […]

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Tags: ADHD, AI, Aimovig, AliveCor, artificial Intelligence, belly fat, biobank, biotin, brain cancer, buprenorphine, celiac disease, cognition


May 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 18, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reuters, Doctors don’t always explain sexual side effects of prostate treatments — “Patients didn’t previously have choices about their treatments and accepted the side effects,” said Dr. Tobias Kohler of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in the study. “But now, we’re seeing minimally invasive treatments that offer excellent […]

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Tags: AliveCor, allergies, Allie Wergin, Alyssa Duane, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, Amy Lannen, angiography, artificial Intelligence, atrial fibrillation, biotetch, Breast Cancer


May 4, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 4, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        Reuters, ‘Adrenal support’ supplements may contain unsafe ingredients by Lisa Rapaport — Many “adrenal support” supplements sold online as energy boosters may contain thyroid hormones and steroids that aren’t listed on the labels and can cause dangerous side effects, a study suggests…“Patients should be aware that any supplement that is sold […]

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Tags: adrenal support, alzheimer's disease, Barbara Bush, biobank, brain cancer, Camp Wabi, Cancer, Caring Canines, Christopher Ross, constipation, Consumer Reports, CTE


April 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 27, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        CBS News, East Asian tick species arrives in New Jersey, could carry dangerous virus — It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in the Garden State. …That’s a problem, because like the deer ticks that spread Lyme […]

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Tags: Alan Bersten, allergies, alzheimer's disease, anesthesia, Angela L. Murad, antidepressant, Avicii, Barbara Bush, belly fat, Billy Gillispie, breastfeeding, C. Difficile


April 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 6, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reuters, Many in U.S. take more calcium supplements than necessary by Lisa Rapaport — The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how calcium supplements might help or harm health…Still, results add to the evidence that use of calcium supplements is declining, in part out of safety concerns, said […]

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March 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      USA Today, ‘Highly fit’ middle-age women nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later, study finds by Karen Weintraub — Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in mid-life, decades before disease sets in, makes sense, said David Knopman, a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, who was not involved in the study. […]

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Tags: 3D printing, A.L.S., affordable housing, allergies, alzheimer's disease, Amber Kohnhorst, arthritis, asthma, autism, Bailey Sevier, Billy Gillispie, blood donation


March 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 16, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      New York Times, Black Cancer Matters by Susan Gubar — Given the mortality discrepancies, it is disturbing that African-Americans are underrepresented as subjects in cancer research, as are other minorities. According to research by Dr. Narjust Duma of the Mayo Clinic, only 6 percent of participants in clinical trials are black, although […]

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Tags: A.L.S., angel gowns, anxiety, Bill Schluter, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Daylight Savings Time, dementia, diarrhea, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Angela Lunde, Dr. Barry Borlaug


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