Healthy older adults with no symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are the focus of a large study involving 61 medical centers across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s study aims to find out if Eli Lilly’s solanezumab, which failed in earlier studies to help people with Alzheimer’s symptoms, will help prevent Alzheimer’s if given long before symptoms appear. Solanezumab did show some promise in the earlier clinical trials for people who had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which can signal an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s study is one of four NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments, thus the umbrella name A4.
Lead researcher Reisa Sperling, professor in neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospit...
Hi, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. As it is the cold and flu season, I am frequently asked how you can tell the difference between having a cold and having allergies. Colds and allergies often have many of the same symptoms, such as a runny nose and a cough. However, there are several differences between them, which can help you figure out which you have. Common Cold Symptoms develop over days Fever Body aches Symptoms last 7 to 10 days Allergies Symptoms come immediately after exposure to allergen No fever No body aches Symptoms can last for weeks depending on the allergen For example, if you are allergic to trees, your symptoms usually last from about March to May or June. Allergy symptoms may be short if you are allergic to something that can be avoided (potentially) in your environment such as pets, dust mites or molds. What about this cough? Sometimes patients will have a cough after having a cold that lasts ...
<p><strong>What Is A Common Cold? </strong></p>
<p>“Common cold” is a general term for a group of minor, highly contagious viral infections that cause inflammation of the mucous linings of the nose and throat. Cold symptoms generally develop one to three days after exposure to the virus, and the virus is contagious for the first two to three days of symptoms. Colds tend to be more frequent in the winter than in the summer, and they’re more common among children than adults, since immunity to many cold viruses develops with age.</p>
<p>No cure for the common cold exists, but spontaneous recovery generally occurs within a week to 10 days. Colds can cause serious complications in people who suffer from chronic respiratory disorders and other medical conditions.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets A Common Cold? </strong></p>
<p>Anyone can catch a cold. Adults...
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