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New blood test for Alzheimer’s can accurately predict disease years before brain scan, researchers say

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have determined a method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s dementia via a blood test, possibly years before a brain scan would be able to detect the disease. Reporting on their findings in the medical journal Neurology, researchers say the test would analyze the levels of… Read More »

Half of new mothers receive opioids – and thousands are still filling prescriptions years later

Tens of thousands of new mothers get hooked on opioids every year, study finds Around 2 percent of the 3.9 million women who give birth every year get hooked on opioids  That amounts to 78,000 women, according to a new University of Michigan study The researchers found little difference between prescriptions for C-sections and vaginal… Read More »