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COVID-19 linked to memory struggles, onset of Alzheimer’s disease

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Aug 16, 2021 … DENVER — COVID-19 could trigger Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Memory loss and confusion were common symptoms among hundreds of older patients up to six months after infection. The symptoms were linked to biological markers of brain injury, inflammation, and dementia. Those suffering cognitive decline after infection were prone to low blood oxygen, which…

Athletes may be more than twice as likely to experience irregular heartbeat

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Aug 14, 2021 … CANTERBURY, England — Athletes in tip-top shape may be more likely to enjoy optimal cardiovascular health, but new research finds that playing sports can also have negative consequences on the heart. According to a study out of the United Kingdom, athletes are almost two-and-a-half times more likely to experience an irregular heartbeat. Researchers say that…

Vitamin K — both from meat and leafy greens — provides great protection for the heart

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Aug 10, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — A diet rich in vitamin K can lower the risk of heart disease due to atherosclerosis by over 30 percent, a new study reveals. Researchers at Edith Cowan University note this benefit doesn’t just come from vitamin K coming from green leafy vegetables, but also from vitamin K-rich foods like meat, eggs, and…

Too much TV can increase the risk of developing sleep apnea, study says

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Jul 21, 2021 … LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A new study finds more physical activity and less time spent in front of the television can help reduce the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) significantly. Conducted by the European Lung Foundation, this study is the first to investigate the connection between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and OSA risk all at…

Abelacimab may be a game-changing treatment for blood clots

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Jul 20, 2021 … HAMILTON, Ontario — Blood clots have become an often-discussed health concern recently due to reports that some patients receiving the COVID-19 vaccination are experiencing clotting issues. Now, however, researchers from McMaster University have discovered a new treatment that may revolutionize blood clot prevention. The team reports that a single dose of abelacimab is capable of preventing…

Common prescription drugs may increase risk of antibiotic resistance, study warns

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Jul 11, 2021 … TEL AVIV, Israel — Common prescription drugs that are not antibiotics can increase the risk of patients developing antibiotic resistance, new research shows.  Such medications, including those used in cancer chemotherapy and to treat digestive and heart problems, may put patients at risk of certain types of infection from drug-resistant bacteria. The new study finds…

5-minute breathing exercise lowers blood pressure better than working out, medication

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Jul 07, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — A five-minute workout that scientists call “strength training for your breathing muscles” is proving to lower blood pressure as well as or even better than traditional exercise and prescription drugs. Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder say this groundbreaking exercise makes use of a hand-held device which provides resistance as the user breathes.…

‘Superhero’ vaccine based on Olympic athlete DNA could provide ‘body-wide genetic upgrade’

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Jun 26, 2021 … Stanford prof says treatment would offer long-term protection against heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other health conditions. STANFORD, Calif. — A groundbreaking “superhero” vaccine inspired by the DNA code of Olympic athletes could help transform society over the next decade, a top genetic scientist claims. The vaccine would provide lifelong protection against three of the top…

‘Life-changing’ inflatable implants may cure severe back pain without need for surgery

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Jun 26, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — Back problems plague millions of people around the world and for many it seems like surgery feels inevitable. And even then, there’s no guarantee the problem will dissipate. But there may be a new, less invasive road to relief. Scientists have created an inflatable spinal cord implant that could cure severe back…

ALS discovery: New form of disease found in children as young as 4

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Jun 14, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) typically attacks the neurological function of people in their 50s or 60s. However, a recent study has discovered a new, slow-developing form of the disease which attacks toddlers instead. While the news is frightening for any parent, researchers with the National Institutes of Health add they have also…

Thick thighs save lives? People with larger thighs have lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure

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May 25, 2021 … SHANGHAI, China — “Thick thighs save lives” is a body-positive slogan made famous by supermodel Ashley Graham. According to a recent medical study on heart health, it turns out she may be right! Researchers in China say overweight or obese patients who have a larger thigh circumference also have a lower risk of heart disease.…