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Diabetes in Middle Age May Lead to Brain Cell Loss Later in Life

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 11, 2014 — People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the brain, as well as problems with memory and thinking skills, than people who never have diabetes or high blood [...]

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Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or email:newsbureau@mayo.edu According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness.  Mayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy. Here are some tips for avoiding illness: Wash [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Mild Cognitive Impairment is Common, Affects Men Most

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers involved in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging reported today that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year. Also, the condition appears to affect men and those who only have a high school education more than [...]

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Weight Study and Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Robert McWilliams, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and Gloria Petersen, PhD, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist, published an editorial in the June 24 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The editorial commented on a study published in the same issue conducted by Donghui Li, PhD, University of [...]

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Researchers Find Race Has Role in Incidence, Survival of Rare Brain Tumor

The incidence of a rare and deadly tumor called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is two times higher in black Americans, ages 20 to 49, than in white Americans, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Journal of Neuro-Oncology. In patients older than 49, [...]

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Men with Fibromyalgia Often go Undiagnosed

Fibromyalgia is a complex illness to diagnose and to treat. There's not a diagnostic test or cure and many fibromyalgia symptoms  — pain, fatigue, problems sleeping and memory and mood issues — can overlap with or get mistaken for other conditions. Now, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests that many people are going [...]

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Have You Heard of the REP?

It's the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe, treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years: the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This comprehensive medical records pool makes Olmsted County, Minn., one of the few places in the world where [...]

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Carbs and Sugar Might = Cognitive Impairment

People over age 70 who eat high levels of carbohydrates are at higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Consuming large amounts of sugar also seem to increase the risk of MCI. This is according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Read entire news release Sound bites with study author Rosebud [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Can Face Serious Lower Gastrointestinal Disease

You can add lower gastrointestinal problems like ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients.  In a recent study it was determined they are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related death than people without the disease.  Mayo Clinic researchers say their [...]

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