Increased risk of all-cause dementia in people abstaining from alcohol

Alcohol abstinence increases the risk of dementia later in life, according to a recent study published in the journal Addiction. In addition, neuroimaging data suggest that even low alcohol consumption can impair brain health, as well as the dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption and systemic diseases, such as metabolic diseases and certain cancers. Study: The … Read more

Poor lifestyle leads to 400 preventable cancers a day, caused by junk food and sunbathing

Fast food, alcohol and too much sun exposure contribute to around 400 preventable cancers a day in the UK, experts warn today. They estimate that around 155,000 diagnoses could be prevented each year if Britons led a healthier lifestyle. Reducing red meat, avoiding processed meats and drinking less alcohol are among the World Cancer Research … Read more

Beer IS good for you! Scientists claim two pints a day can reduce dementia risk

Drinking beer every night may lower your risk of dementia, scientists say. Australian researchers studied the drinking habits and dementia rates among 25,000 people over 60. The results showed that people who drank the equivalent of two pints a day were a third less likely to develop the memory-depriving condition than total abstainers. Non-drinkers were … Read more

AI-guided tools pinpoint immune cell booster and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a cancer that affects the mucus-secreting glands of the lower esophagus; the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and is often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), a damaging change in cells lining the esophagus. While the cause of EAC remains … Read more

Most dementia patients do not receive treatment after diagnosis: report

In a sweeping new report, Alzheimer’s and dementia experts are calling for better patient treatment and better education for healthcare professionals, showing that the majority of dementia patients receive little to no care after diagnosis. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) stated in a press release for the annual World Alzheimer’s Report that up to 85 percent … Read more

Spironolactone May Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder: Study

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A widely used drug for heart and blood pressure could see a second act as a treatment for alcohol use disorder, new government-led research this week suggests. The study found evidence in both rodents and humans that the drug spironolactone can reduce craving and consumption of alcohol. spironolactone has been in the … Read more

American adults should get routine screening for anxiety

U.S. doctors should regularly screen all adults under 65 for anxiety, an influential group of health guidelines suggested Tuesday. It’s the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults with no symptoms. The proposal is open for public comment until October 17, but the group usually … Read more

The cost of living in the UK makes families go on holiday STAY INSIDE to save money

The cost of living in the UK makes families go on holiday STAY INSIDE to save money Cost of living crisis keeps families vacationing abroad to save money Brits decide to cut meals, room service and alcohol while travelling More than a quarter have set themselves a daily spending limit, research shows By Jessica Warren … Read more

Review highlights the role of retinol-binding protein-4 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

It is a known fact that consuming a large amount of alcohol, even for a few days, causes fat accumulation in the liver and eventually leads to alcohol-related liver disease. On the contrary, when fat builds up in the liver even without alcohol consumption, the condition is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is … Read more

Risk of dementia reduced by 50% by walking 9,800 steps a day

In a recent study published in JAMA NeurologyResearchers assessed the association between the number and intensity of steps taken per day and the incidence of dementia in adults living in the United Kingdom (UK). Step counting is a popular approach to provide physical activity (PA) goals for the general public. Higher step counts can reduce … Read more