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What causes Alzheimer Two recent studies, among other things, by a team of Israeli researchers, provide a clearer picture about the causes of the emergence and development of Alzheimer’s disease.

In the first study, which involved 145 medical centers and research institutes in the world (about 75% of those currently engaged in genetic issues of Alzheimer’s), made ​​a detailed analysis of the DNA in 17 000 patients with Alzheimer’s, as compared with 37,000 healthy people.

Among the major findings of this study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, is the fact that the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s appearance comes to 26, double than previously estimated. The study also found that disruption of the immune system apparently has a major role in Alzheimer’s disease. One of the researchers, Professor Julie Williams, chief of neuron-degeneration at Cardiff University in Britain, said that something incorrect response of the immune system causes the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease,” and that researchers will now clarify this further.

Pain killers may cause blood clots The new study, published in the September issue of the medical journal Rheumatology, states that anti-inflammatory drugs that are not steroids increase the risk of the formation of venous thrombosis, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a result of the formation of a blood clot in deep veins of the extremities, for the most part the market or thigh. It is the major cause of pulmonary embolism which is a condition in which a blood clot migrates up the blood stream, get to the heart and lungs was sent away, where he was arrested some blood vessels. Pulmonary embolism is manifested by shortness of breath, chest pain and certain mode can cause damage to the heart function and even be fatal.


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