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Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education, study finds

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Lowering systolic blood pressure would save more than 100,000 lives per year, study finds

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, say scientists. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Scientists uncover new role of ChAT enzyme in regulating blood pressure

In a study published today in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology, scientists from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Karolinska Institutet discovered that T-cells capable of producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can regulate blood pressure. » Read more Source: News Medical

Exercise offers better benefits for its believers

People who believe beforehand that exercise will benefit them actually get more benefits out of it—they enjoy the exercise more, improve their mood more, and reduce their anxiety more than people who are less optimistic about it, according to a study published August 9, 2016 in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. » Read more Source: […]

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes

A two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes has been uncovered by researchers » Read more Source: Science Daily

Calcium channel blockers caught in the act at atomic leve

Structural studies unlock basic mechanisms of common heart and blood pressure medications, and could lead to better drug design » Read more Source: Science Daily

DASH-style diet could help lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease

People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health […]

Common asthma warnings overlooked

A new survey found that most adults are aware of some of the most common asthma signs such as wheezing and shortness of breath, many don’t recognize other warning symptoms like trouble sleeping, chest pain, and persistent cough. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Higher potato consumption associated with increased risk of high blood pressure

Higher intakes of boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes, and French fries is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) in adult women and men. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Men also at risk for osteoporosis

Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million men are at risk for developing the disease. » Read more Source: Science Daily

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