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COVID-19 masks: Expert tips for what you should (and shouldn`t) do

Face masks are one of the most crucial measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but confusion and misinformation still surround their use. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Low-flavanol diets may contribute to age-related memory loss

Many fruits and vegetables contain flavanols, constituents with several health benefits. A​ study found that older adults with a diet low in flavanols may benefit from flavanol supplements. The results also indicate that low-flavanol diets may contribute to memory decline. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Study finds primary care physicians increasingly treat mental health concerns

A new study has found that patients are increasingly likely to discuss mental health concerns with the doctor they often know best: their primary care physician. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Vegetarian and vegan diets linked to lower levels of cholesterol

A vegetarian or vegan diet can help lower levels of cholesterol in the body while also helping combat climate change, says a new meta-study. In particular, according to the study, plant-based diets lower the levels of a lipoprotein— which is gaining interest as a better indicator of heart health than “bad” cholesterol. Read more Source: […]

How to Get Over an Allergy Cough

An allergy cough happens when you breathe in a substance (allergen) that your immune system recognizes as dangerous, though it’s not. The cough is typically dry and non-productive, meaning it doesn’t bring up mucus. It is sometimes described as having a “barking” or “hacking” sound. Read more Source: Verywell Health

1 in 3 adults with type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease

Researchers say one-third of people with type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease. In a new study, the researchers reported that many people with type 2 diabetes had elevated levels of two proteins associated with heart disease. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Should dieters focus on feeling full after a meal, rather than calorie counting, for best results?

Researchers compared the effects of a diet focused on food choices with those of a diet focused on calorie counting. Both diets led to similar small losses on weight circumference after a year, although neither led to significant weight loss. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Commonly used heart disease drugs may reduce the risk of post-stroke dementia

A study has found that two cheap, common drugs used to treat heart and circulatory disorders may help improve cognitive function after a lacunar stroke. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Experts examine the safety of probiotics

A new review, published in Gut Microbes by experts in probiotic science, considers whether emerging evidence raises any new safety concerns for probiotics. The review provides a comprehensive list of potential probiotic risks, along with recommendations for assessing whether a given probiotic product is safe. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive decline: Study suggests direct link

A study finds that obstructive sleep apnea can result in a loss of cognitive function. The study indicates that loss of cognitive function from obstructive sleep apnea can occur as early as middle age in men. Read more Source: Medical News Today