Health Problems

A precise look at Alzheimer’s proteins

A substance known as amyloid beta protein gets a lot of attention from scientists. Beta amyloid, as it’s also called, is a normal brain protein found in everyone, but for an unknown reason it gunks up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, forming deposits that are the classic hallmark of the disease. A […]

Health Problems

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). “Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night—called nocturia—you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess […]