THURSDAY, April 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been known that exposure to agricultural pesticides can greatly raise a person’s odds for Parkinson’s disease. New genetics research now reveals those who might be most vulnerable. A team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), pored over genetic dataContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Tapping the power of the small brain region called the cerebellum could improve patients’ ability to move cutting-edge robotic limbs, a new study suggests. The cerebellum is an ancient structure located under the brain, just above where the spinal cord connects to theContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Even a slight rise in a specific type of beneficial gut bacteria can help people ward off serious infections, a new study reports. For every 10% increase in butyrate-producing bacteria in a patient’s gut, their risk of hospitalization for infection drops between 14%Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — People with autoimmune disorders such as lupus, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis tend to have fewer children, and women with this class of illnesses often have higher risks for complications of pregnancy, new research shows. Researchers in Finland compared pregnancy and childbirthContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A bicycle built for two could be a positive prescription for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers, a small, preliminary study says. Parkinson’s patients had better overall quality of life, improved mobility, and faster walking speed after sharing regular rides on a stationary tandemContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Pesticides and herbicides used in farming appear to increase people’s risk of Parkinson’s disease, a new, preliminary study finds. People exposed to pesticides and herbicides are 25% to 36% more likely to develop Parkinson’s, according to a study to be presented at theContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Feb. 17, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Spring allergies bring to mind thoughts of stuffy noses and watery eyes. But allergies actually affect many different and interconnected systems within a person’s body, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “Spring allergens such as pollen, mold sporesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The harms of smoking are many, but new research delivers evidence of another troubling type of damage: Lighting up alters your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to disease and infections even years after quitting. “Stop smoking as soon as possible,” study co-authorContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Women are much more prone than men to develop autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Now, researchers have come up with a potential explanation for that — one that’s rooted in genes that drive a person’s gender. The female bodyContinue Reading