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Scientists unlock potential drug capable of ‘de-aging’ brain, reversing cognitive decline

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Jan 20, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — As people age, certain cells in the body can become more problematic than others. Scientists at Stanford Medicine compare this to Smokey the Bear suddenly lighting forest fires instead of putting them out. Until now though, researchers didn’t know why the body begins to develop chronic inflammation during old age. They only…

There’s ‘no limit’ to benefits of exercise when it comes to heart health, study shows

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Jan 18, 2021 … OXFORD, England — Here’s another reason to make a daily jog or bike ride a priority. There is simply no limit to the benefits of exercise for our hearts, according to the largest ever study of its kind. Researchers at Oxford University say the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, including conditions such as a heart…

There’s simply no medical justification for police use of neck restraints, study concludes

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Dec 30, 2020 … BOSTON, Mass. — The use of excessive and at times deadly force by U.S. police officers has been under the microscope long before 2020. The death of George Floyd earlier this year however, brought the topic to the forefront of conversations across the country. Now, a new study from neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital concludes…

Common diabetes drug may trigger rare, life-threatening complications for COVID-19 patients

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Dec 28, 2020 … BOSTON, Mass. — Even before the coronavirus pandemic, people living with diabetes were already at risk from life-threatening complications from their condition. One such problem is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can prevent cells from receiving enough glucose to fuel their natural processes. Being sick or not having food can act as a trigger for DKA. Now,…

Flavors added to vaping devices damage the heart, vanilla custard the most toxic of all

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Dec 17, 2020 … TAMPA, Fla. — While health officials and lawmakers continue trying to steer young people away from vaping, the wide variety of enticing flavors added to these products make that a tough task. Although most of the worry over vaping comes from the risk of addiction, lung damage, and threat of switching to conventional cigarettes, a…

Having high blood pressure for any length of time can speed up cognitive decline

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Dec 14, 2020 … DALLAS, Texas — Having high blood pressure typically means trouble for a patient’s heart. A new study by researchers with the American Heart Association (AHA) finds blood pressure issues, at any age, can also create danger for a patient’s brain as well. According to their study, even slightly elevated blood pressure for any period of time…

Replacing red meat with plant foods can lower heart disease risk in men

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Dec 12, 2020 … LONDON — Another study is suggesting that carnivores are doing it all wrong. Researchers in Boston say eating red meat of any kind can increase the chances of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), especially in men. Their findings reveal replacing meatier diets with plant foods, like beans and nuts, can help to reduce this risk.…

Coronavirus can enter a person’s brain through their nose, autopsies reveal

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Dec 01, 2020 … BERLIN, Germany — Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the fear has been COVID-19 reaching a patient’s respiratory system and damaging the lungs. A new study finds the virus can also enter a person’s brain through their nose. Researchers in Germany say this explains symptoms including loss of smell and taste, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness. In…

Vitamin D, fish oil supplements won’t lower AFib risk, study reveals

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Nov 17, 2020 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Besides just interfering with everyday life, an irregular heartbeat, also significantly raises one’s risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Many take both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements to avoid developing this condition, atrial fibrillation (AFib), but a new study finds both of these won’t actually help.…