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Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »

Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. In their report published in PNAS, the investigators demonstrate that elevated levels of the immune factor IL-33 and regulatory T cells (Tregs), which suppress the… Read More »

Social and network factors may explain higher HIV infection rates for black men who have sex with men in the US

This cohort study with young men who have sex with men in Chicago explored the effects of networks on HIV transmission in order to explain the racial disparities in HIV rates among MSM in the US. As well as individual factors, the authors took a network approach, involving measures of sexual connectedness within networks which… Read More »