Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain that’s associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists don’t know whether the approach is feasible for humans, but the research is promising, especially because of how well mice with an Alzheimer’s-like disease fared after treatment, said study lead author Gerhard Leinenga, a graduate student at the University of Queensland in Australia. Continue reading
Are you a worry wart? A nervous Nellie? Do you constantly fret about everything and anything from your health to how you are perceived at work to whether or not a terror strike is imminent?
If this sounds like you, then you may be worrying your life away. This excessive worry doesn’t just affect your mental health; it also can wreak havoc on your physical well-being. That’s why WebMD spoke with experts about the reasons some of us worry excessively — and ways to break this cycle and regain your life. Continue reading
Let’s say your doctor has advised you to get an X-ray or a CT scan. You’re likely to book the appointment without giving it much thought. But before you do so, it’s worth asking whether you really need the test. Continue reading