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Posts Categorized: Social Security Disability

Enzyme Found in Baker’s Yeast Could Help Treat Some Forms of Leukemia

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that typically affects children under the age of five. The American Cancer Society estimates doctors will diagnose another 5,970 new cases this year, and 1,440 people will die from ALL. This type of cancer attacks the … Read More »

Study Finds Dialysis Patients at Higher Risk of AFib

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at MedUni Vienna recently looked at the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients on dialysis. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an often-overlooked complication of dialysis that can be a precursor for stroke. For the study, researchers conducted surveys and reviewed medical records of 626 … Read More »

Scent-based Diagnostic Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Becomes More Viable

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Disability Help Group

One of the lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of brain abnormalities is loss of sense of smell. Studies have shown that a person’s sense of smell diminishes adjacent with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s. Researchers are looking to establish a new … Read More »

New Research Sheds Light on How We Might Be Able to Better Cell Regeneration

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Regenerative medicine is still a ways away, but researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have made a breakthrough in refining cell regeneration. Researchers have known about cell reprogramming for years, ever since Shinya Yamanaka discovered the process. However, until recently, cell reprogramming … Read More »

Sunitinib Cancer Drug Might Boost Muscle Strength in Patients with Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The medical community is focusing more on drug repurposing as a means of developing new treatments and potential cures without the extensive task of developing an entirely new medication. Sunitinib is the latest drug under the review of researchers hoping it can be a benefit … Read More »

Study Finds Potential Link Between Macular Degeneration and Alzheimer’s

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Looking at the retinas of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could help doctors better understand Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by researchers at Southampton University. The study, published in Experimental Eye Research, looked at cell cultures and mouse models with AMD to analyze … Read More »

Use of Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Chronic Disease, Stones

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Earlier this month, researchers at ASN Kidney Week in Chicago revealed the results from two recent studies on previously unidentified links between the use of reflux and ulcer medications and adverse conditions, such as chronic kidney disease. While both studies looked into the effects of … Read More »

Study Reveals Potential Ischemic Stroke Risk Increases with Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of drugs that help treat heartburn. Millions of people take these drugs on a regular basis, and many are available over the counter. However, a study by Danish researchers suggests these drugs might have a hidden danger by … Read More »

Targeting Newly Discovered Protein Could Reverse Insulin Resistance

Posted on November 7, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Insulin resistance, when the body fails to respond properly to insulin, is a common precursor to the development of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. While there are some medications on the market to reduce the impact of insulin resistance, researchers at the University of California-San … Read More »

New Imaging Compound Might Help Identify Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier

Posted on November 3, 2016 by Disability Help Group

While research has yet to find a promising treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, doctors are now looking at early intervention before symptoms even appear. A recent study, published in Scientific Reports, is looking at identifying signs of Alzheimer’s before it does permanent damage. For … Read More »