FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A wireless, noninvasive device has shown promise in detecting the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Researchers said the device uses electrical detection to identify proteins associated with Alzheimer’s (amyloid beta and tau) and Parkinson’s (alpha synuclein) in saliva and urine. “This portableContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — In rare cases, some patients may develop an autoimmune disease following a bout of COVID, Korean researchers report. Conditions such as alopecia (hair loss), psoriasis, vitiligo (white skin patches), vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, adult-onset Still’s diseaseContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — “Talk therapy” may help people with fibromyalgia manage their chronic pain — and alter the brain’s pain-processing circuitry along the way, a new study shows. Researchers found that after eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), patients with fibromyalgia felt less burdened byContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ginger supplements may help those with certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, control inflammation. New research has added evidence to support the impact of ginger on white blood cell function, particularly a type of cell called a neutrophil. The researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many Medicare patients can’t get help close to home for brain and nervous system issues. Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare recipients in the United States live at least 50 miles from their neurologist. “Our study found a substantial travel burden exists for someContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As it stands, no one blood test or brain scan can definitively diagnose Parkinson’s disease. But researchers report this may soon change if a new blood test continues to show promise. The test measures DNA damage in the mitochondria of cells, which isContinue Reading