TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The genetic abnormality that drives Down syndrome causes the same sort of abnormal brain plaques and protein tangles that are found in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study reports. Amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s sort of like the Goldilocks principle — a room that’s either too dry or too humid can influence transmission of COVID-19 and cause more illness or death, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say. Maintaining an indoor relative humidity between 40% and 60%Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Ayahuasca, a powerful psychoactive drug derived from a South American plant, is a traditional Amazonian-based medicine and an increasingly popular hallucinogenic brew used by devotees worldwide. But what is the ayahuasca experience really like? An international survey of thousands of men and womenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that illustrates just how deeply racial disparities permeate the U.S. health care system, a new government report finds that suicide rates dipped slightly among white Americans while they rose for Black and Hispanic Americans. “Although the recent decline in suicideContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows. Looking at data collected between 2000 and 2020, the new reportContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Uterine fibroids can cause uncontrolled bleeding and infertility in women, and now a new study finds an unexpected culprit: Toxic chemicals called phthalates that are present in everything from fast-food packaging to plastic water bottles. “We detected the phthalate DEHP and its breakdownContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study that looks at suicide risk among U.S. teens who are lesbian, gay and bisexual finds they have disproportionately high rates of suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts compared to their heterosexual peers. “The major message of this paper is that amongContinue Reading