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Short sleep contributes to greater dementia risk, study suggests

Middle-aged adults who sleep six hours or less face an increased risk for dementia, compared to those who regularly clock in seven hours of shut-eye, according to a large-scale study spanning 25 years. The results suggested persistent short sleep among adults aged 50, 60, and 70 were linked to a 30% greater dementia risk, which held… Read More »

‘Zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s, animal study shows

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau — a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease — in an animal model of the condition. The results, which come from investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., could… Read More »

CDC study finds easing mask and restaurant rules led to more Covid cases and deaths, as some states move to lift restrictions

Patrons Sari and Peter Melendez enjoy lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen, the famous deli founded in 1888, on the first day of the return to indoor dining for New York City, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in New York, February 12, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Easing mask mandates and reopening restaurants have led to… Read More »

Ten-year Italian study shows that people with HIV remain undetectable for 97% of the time

Long-term monitoring of people with HIV with an undetectable viral load has shown that viral suppression is rarely lost, enforcing the validity of ‘U=U’ (Undetectable equals Untransmittable) messaging, according to Italian research published in the online edition of AIDS.  The study involved over 8000 HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with viral suppression (a… Read More »

Young adults hardest hit by loneliness during pandemic, study finds

As psychologists worry that the coronavirus pandemic is triggering a loneliness epidemic, new Harvard research suggests feelings of social isolation are on the rise and that those hardest hit are older teens and young adults. In the recently released results of a study conducted last October by researchers at Making Caring Common, 36 percent of… Read More »