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 By John Schieszer    Health    August 1, 2020 

COVID-19: New insights, monitoring device

New study reveals high infection rates among asymptomatic individuals A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asy...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2020

New glimmers of hope for controlling COVID-19

New identification of genetic basis of COVID-19 susceptibility will aid treatment Italian researchers are reporting that they have been able to identify the genetic basis of susceptibility to...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2020

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program returns

Despite the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will be offered this summer. On May 12, 2020, The Alaska Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) update...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2020

COVID-19 research yields new details, theories

COVID-19 may affect men differently than women The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to perplex researchers and is leaving millions of people struggling. It is still not clear why some individuals are...

 
 By John Schieszer    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

Caregiver guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults are at elevated risk for complications from COVID-19 and are dying at higher rates than younger patients. In light of these concerns, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine...

 

Parkinson's and pingpong; shingles vaccine and stroke

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that the new novel corona virus will be spreading around the country and everyone in Alaska should be as pre...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2020

Insulin patches could replace shots for diabetics

Insulin patches for replacing shots UCLA bioengineers and colleagues at UNC School of Medicine and MIT are continuing to report success in the development of a smart insulin-delivery patch that could...

 

New medicines and research on Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and cancer

Alzheimer’s disease vaccine under investigation Some good news to report about Alzheimer’s disease and a potential vaccine. Researchers in California have teamed up with scientists in Australia...

 

Medical advances from the future, and past

Avoiding sleep medications with simple exercises If you are having trouble sleeping at night, you might want to try a yoga class. Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co...

 

Better food choices, smartphone data may improve health

Smartphone data may help surgery patients New uses for smartphone data are continually emerging, and the area of surgical care is no exception. In a new study presented at the American College of Surg...

 

Higher cancer rates in Alaska Natives

Better cancer screening may be warranted for Alaska Natives Greater efforts are needed to improve cancer screenings for Alaska Natives, according to federal health officials. The nation’s American I...

 

New research on hearing aid use, nuts

Microneedle patches in development Researchers now have come up with a skin patch that could potentially painlessly deliver vaccines and cancer medications in one minute. Nearly 100,000 new cases of...

 

Reduced Alzheimer's risk may be a side benefit of socializing

Enlarging your circle of friends Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s appears to predict a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new British study. Researchers...

 

Smart glasses, marijuana for sleep, benefits of CPAPs

Smart glasses may help replace need for progressive lenses Just as motion-detection technology is changing how cars are designed, the same is occurring with eyeglasses. Using eye-tracking technology,...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2019

Stem cells to patch up a heart attack

Researchers in England are reporting that they have grown heart patches in the lab that are safe to move into trials in people with hearts damaged by a heart attack. These patches could one day cure...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2019

Financial toxicity from medical expenses is getting worse

A new study is suggesting that more than half of Americans report problems with affordability, stress or delaying care because of medical costs. The study, which was published in the Journal of...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    May 1, 2019

Potential risks and rewards of new treatments for depression, Parkinson's, colorectal cancer

Concern over a potential misuse of new depression medication The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2019

Eating more mushrooms may protect the brain

Mushrooms may have hidden brain benefit Researchers are reporting that older adults who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 percent reduced odds of having mild...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2019

Improving knee implants and brain function

Self-powered knee implants Researchers at State University of New York are now developing self-powered knee implants that could reduce the number of knee replacement surgeries. They are working on...

 

The science behind age, dancing and cancer vaccines

Dancing your way to a better life Grab your dancing shoes and put them on daily. A new study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports examined the potential effects of...

 

Radio waves for back pain; foods for boosting memory

Pulsed radiofrequency may help relieve back pain and sciatica A minimally invasive procedure in which pulses of energy from a probe are applied directly to nerve roots near the spine is safe and effec...

 

More vitamin D, grip strength and daily protein

Know your vitamin D levels For the holidays, give yourself a present. Make sure you get your vitamin D levels checked and if they are low, get treatment. A new study now shows that vitamin D levels...

 

Improving sleep; Combating Parkinson's

Using new technology to get a better night’s sleep A whole new approach to getting a good night’s sleep just a click away. A new study from the University of Oxford and Northwestern Medicine has f...

 

Advances in treatments for cancer and flu

A new tool against the flu A single dose of a new influenza drug may significantly shorten the duration of the illness in adults, according to a study published in the New England Journal of...

 

New research on cancer, nutrition and walking

Daily fruit and vegetable intake matters Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day may make a bigger difference than previously recognized. A new study has found that women who eat...

 

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