Playing with the fire of inflammation

Inflammation is like a fire in your body you cannot see or feel. «It’s a smoldering process that injures your tissues, joints, and blood vessels, and you often do not notice it until significant damage is done,» says Dr. Andrew Luster, of the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The damage might show up as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12

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Results of a new study led by Professor Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal’s School of Psycho-Education show that the more children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having conduct problems at school, and dropping out at age 12. Leer Más



A Pill To Prevent Alzheimer’s? Discovery Could Protect The Human Brain From Degenerative Disease

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Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that affects millions of Americans, and at the moment there is no cure, however a new study suggests we may be on the road to the next best thing: a prevention. According to the study, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are working to develop a pill that would prevent the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain, which might be enough to prevent the disease. Leer Más


How NICOTINE could help to prevent obesity and dementia: Drug ‘reduces appetite and slows the brain’s ageing’

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When taken independently, nicotine - found in tobacco products - protects the brain as it ages by suppressing the desire to eat, scientists believe. But experts say smoking should still be avoided as it results in a vast array of health problems which outweigh the benefits of the drug

 

  • Nicotine protects the brain from ageing by suppressing the desire to eat
  • It allows people to consume less food and not put on as much weight
  • Brain shrinks naturally with age – but being obese makes it decline faster
  • Experts say smoking should still be avoided as it results in health problems

 

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