Notable News for the Week: November 16th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: November 16th, 2018

WVU Scientists Use Ultrasound Technology to Treat Alzheimer’s For First Time

Excerpt from the article: “The WVU team tested the innovative treatment in collaboration with INSIGHTEC, an Israeli medical technology company. Earlier this year, INSIGHTEC was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin a phase II clinical trial of the procedure, and selected the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute as the first site in the United States for that trial.”

Heart Attacks Increasingly Common in Young Women

Excerpt from the article: “The study’s lead author comments on the findings, saying, ‘Cardiac disease is sometimes considered an old man’s disease, but the trajectory of heart attacks among young people is going the wrong way […] It’s actually going up for young women.'”

Breast Cancer Screening: How Does It Really Impact Survival?

Excerpt from the article: “The investigators found that the women who had joined an organized breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of death within 10 years following breast cancer diagnosis. They also had a 47 percent lower risk of death within 20 years after breast cancer diagnosis.”

How Exercise Could Help Fight Drug Addiction

Excerpt summary: “The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder. However, addicts who exercise appear to be less vulnerable to the impact of these environmental cues. Now, research with mice suggests that exercise might strengthen a drug user’s resolve by altering the production of peptides in the brain, according to a study in the journal ACS Omega.”


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