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Boaters and Drivers, Stay Alcohol-Free This Memorial Day Weekend

Boaters and Drivers, Stay Alcohol-Free This Memorial Day WeekendSATURDAY, May 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- It's the first holiday since the pandemic began where Americans can mingle without masks if they are fully vaccinated, so celebrations are in order. But folks still need to avoid alcohol if they're driving or boating over the Memorial Day weekend."This Memorial Day weekend, as we honor our nation's heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect ours, please remember to keep yourselves and those around you safe. Choose a non-drinking driver to get you to and from your destination and never use alcohol while on the water," said Bob Garguilo, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New England.During the 2019 Memorial Day weekend, drunk driving claimed 172 lives nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Amazon Tribe Could Hold Key to Health of Aging Brains

28 May 2021
Amazon Tribe Could Hold Key to Health of Aging BrainsFRIDAY, May 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A native South American population that lives a pre-industrial lifestyle may have a slower rate of brain aging than the typical Westerner, a new study finds.The study focused on the Tsimane population, whose roughly 16,000 members dwell in a remote part of the Bolivian Amazon. They live by farming, hunting, gathering and fishing — a lifestyle devoid of processed food, couch time and streaming.Past research has found that even older Tsimane adults rarely suffer from the afflictions common in today's age, including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and clogged heart arteries.The new study looked at whether the Tsimane also fare better in a measure of brain health: Age-related atrophy, or shrinkage of brain tissue.The answer, the researchers...

FDA Approves Third COVID Antibody Treatment for...

27 May 2021
FDA Approves Third COVID Antibody Treatment for Emergency UseTHURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A third antibody treatment designed to keep high-risk COVID-19 patients from winding up in the hospital was approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.Importantly, in lab tests the newly authorized drug, dubbed sotrovimab, neutralized the highly infectious virus variant that is crippling India, as well as variants first spotted in Britain, South Africa, Brazil, California and New York. "With the authorization of this monoclonal antibody treatment, we are providing another option to help keep high-risk patients with COVID-19 out of the hospital," Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. "It is important to expand the arsenal of...

There's Been a Shift in Who's Funding Alzheimer's Research

27 May 2021
There`s Been a Shift in Who`s Funding Alzheimer`s ResearchTHURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government and nonprofits are replacing drug companies as the main drivers of Alzheimer's disease research, two new studies show.The findings are from an analysis of national data by Jeffrey Cummings, a research professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Integrated Health Sciences. In one study, his team found that the number of Alzheimer's clinical trials supported by pharmaceutical companies decreased over the past five years, while trials supported by the federal government and public-private partnerships increased.Drug companies have reduced early-stage research to focus mainly on late-stage clinical trials, and early-stage research is increasingly being done by academic medical centers, the investigators found.In...

Diet Pill Use Could Be a Step Away From Eating Disorder

26 May 2021
Diet Pill Use Could Be a Step Away From Eating DisorderWEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - Teenage girls who use over-the-counter diet pills and laxatives to lose weight run a very high risk of developing eating disorders, researchers say.In a new U.S. study, girls who used diet pills had a 258% greater risk of being diagnosed with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia within five years. If they used laxatives, the risk was 177% greater, compared with those who didn't use those products. "These findings, especially when also considering that diet pills and laxatives can lead to a number of dangerous side effects, including liver and kidney damage, really emphasize the need for policies to restrict access to these products, especially for youth," said lead researcher Vivienne Hazzard. She did the work while a postdoctoral...

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