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Novel target shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s and related dementias

The cytotoxic tau isomer (cis P-tau; red) is partially colocalized with tau oligomers (green; top) and tau tangles (green; bottom) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mixed AD and VCID brains, but was detected in the absence of other tau isoforms in VCID brains. Credit: Image provided by Dr. Onder Albayram of the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers remain perplexed ...

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Daily persistent headaches in adolescents can be related to COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain At the University of Kentucky Children and Young Adult Headache Program, recently there has been a surge in cases of new daily persistent headaches (NDPH). A few of these patients had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to persistent headaches and the majority of them remembered some mild viral illness prior to the persistent headache. It is ...

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Farm-work related injuries in South Korean agriculture can be reduced

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the Act on Farmers’ and Fishers’ Occupational Injury and Disease Insurance and Prevention was finally passed in 2016 as the result of experts’ persistent effort in South Korea, demands to develop intervention programs, guidelines and regulations to prevent farm-work related injury have increased. The aim of MPH Hyocher Kim’s dissertation was to explore the scale ...

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Researchers uncover mechanism related to severe post-COVID-19 disease in children

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A multidisciplinary team from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other institutions have identified the mechanism of how an extremely rare but serious post-COVID-19 complication develops in children and adolescents. Led by MGHfC pediatric pulmonologist Lael Yonker, MD, researchers determined that viral particles remaining in the gut long after an initial COVID-19 ...

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Most pediatric spinal fractures related to not wearing seatbelts

Two thirds of all pediatric spinal fractures, especially in the adolescent population, occur in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) where seatbelts are not utilized, reports a study in Spine. “Over 60 percent of pediatric spinal fractures occur in children ages 15 to 17, coinciding with the beginning of legal driving,” according to the new research by Dr. Vishal Sarwahi, MD, of ...

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