Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

March 10th, 2020

USC study shows some combinations of statins and antihypertensives may reduce dementia risk

Researchers say the study is the first to investigate the association of different combinations of frequently used drugs and dementia risk in a large, representative sample of older Americans. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 Certain combinations of cardiovascular drugs may also reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new USC study of nearly […]

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October 22nd, 2019

Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading. Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the primary site to invade other organs. Now, a USC study of brain-invading breast cancer cells circulating […]

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September 3rd, 2019

Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

Researchers found the use of dementia specialty care is particularly low for Hispanics and Asians. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a dementia specialist and are instead overwhelmingly diagnosed and […]

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