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How Does Hepatitis C Spread?

Unlike cold or flu viruses, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) does not spread easily. It is transmitted by direct contact with blood that carries the virus. Before screening donated blood for hepatitis C became mandatory in 1991, most transmission occurred through blood transfusions. Read more Source: HealthDay

Nasal COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

About 1 in 10 people put off getting their COVID-19 vaccine due to a fear of needles. Two companies — one in China and one in India — recently received approval in their respective countries for intranasal vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 disease. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Blood Test Shows Promise at Catching Cancers Early

A single blood test that can screen for more than 50 cancers seems to work fairly well in the real world, a preliminary study reveals. Read more Source: HealthDay

Even a 2-minute walk after a meal may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis published in Sports Medicine suggests that even 2 to 5 minutes of light walking right after eating may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Just standing — rather than sitting — may also help, though not as much, the study found. Read more Source: Medical News Today

COVID May Help Trigger A-Fib in Some Patients

About 1 in 20 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, according to data from an American Heart Association (AHA) registry. Read more Source: HealthDay

Exercise Tips and 10 Exercises to lower high blood pressure

The ultimate guide on how exercise can help you lower high blood pressure and hypertension. Including a list of 10 helpful exercises and common questions. Read more Source: HealthDay

Brain stimulation may boost long-term, working memory in older adults

About 40% of adults ages 65 and older experience memory loss. Researchers from Boston University have found that applying noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain parts of the brain may help improve long-term and working memory in people over the age of 65 for up to a month. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Dementia: What you do while you sit may affect your risk

A new study of sedentary behavior finds that doing mentally passive activities such as watching TV increases the likelihood of developing dementia while using a computer lowers them. The difference between the two is unaffected by how physically active a person is when they are not sitting. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day — though it wouldn’t hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Eating more bright-colored fruits, vegetables may boost women`s health

Researchers reviewed studies investigating the effects of carotenoids on women’s health outcomes. They found that higher carotenoid intake may reduce the risk of developing multiple health conditions. Read more Source: Medical News Today