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New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Jul. 16, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that...

Study: Michigan prison workers facing mental health crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prison workers are facing a mental health crisis that includes much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and alcohol abuse than in the general public, according to a study released Monday. The report , conducted for the state Department of...

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Jul. 14, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to...

AU vet school develops treatment for neurological disease

Jul. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is celebrating the first treatment developed and licensed by Auburn that has gone to human clinical trial. Researchers at Auburn and the University of Massachusetts collaborated to work on a treatment for the neurologic disease known as GM1 gangliosidosis. Doug Martin,...

Lehi girl lobbies Congress for juvenile diabetes research

Jul. 12, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Rufus isn't the average fluffy teddy bear. "He has diabetes, just like me," said Lyla Jackson, Rufus' 10-year-old owner. "He even has a diabetes bracelet, just like I do." And like Lyla, Rufus is all about raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes. From July 8 through July 10, Lyla was in...

US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years

Jul. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD. The government is the only source of pot for nearly all research in the U.S., while it still considers it illegal and dangerous. Scientists have asked for weed...

Supporters of medical cannabis change seek study committee

Jul. 9, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers disappointed with the governor's veto of a medical cannabis bill are calling for legislative leaders to convene an interim committee to study options for revising the state's program. Sen. Joe Bolkcom and Rep. John Forbes, both Democrats, on Tuesday released a letter...

Iranian scientists accused of violating US sanctions

Jul. 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When a respected Iranian scientist left Tehran bound for the U.S. last fall, he had plans to complete the final stage of his research on treating stroke patients as a visiting scholar at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Instead, when professor Masoud Soleimani touched down on U.S....

AIDS center at UAB getting grant for HIV research

Jul. 7, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $7.5 million grant to help in the fight against HIV. A news release says the money will go to UAB's Center for AIDS Research. It comes as a renewed grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Jul. 5, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out...