Signaling molecule may prevent Alzheimer’s

New research in humans and mice identifies a particular signaling molecule that can help modify inflammation and the immune system to protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The work, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is published in Nature. Cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease develops when neurons begin to die. “Neuron death… Read More »

Exercise & mental health: professional footballer reveals 5 major benefits

Profesional Footballer Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu tells Healthista five ways exercise can help to boost our mental health We all know that exercise is essential for the body, but the benefits for your mental health are just as important. In the UK, one in four people experience mental health problems every year, and according to some… Read More »

Kadmon’s Rezurock scores surprise FDA nod in chronic graft-versus-host-disease

With a surprise FDA approval Friday afternoon, Kadmon Holdings is on its way to becoming a commercial drugmaker.  The FDA cleared Kadmon’s Rezurock to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease, a serious complication of transplant procedures. Formerly known as belumodsil, the drug is a first-in-class ROCK2 inhibitor—and now Kadmon’s first approved drug.  GVHD occurs when donor cells mount an immune response against a patient’s own tissues and organs. While doctors can… Read More »

How to Manage Depression Triggers

Stress can take a toll on anyone. But if you have depression, you might not bounce back from stress easily. The death of a loved one, a job loss, or a divorce could trigger symptoms such as guilt and hopelessness. But there are steps you can take to get better. “You need to see that… Read More »