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AHA News: Study of Sleep in Older Adults Suggests Nixing Naps, Striving for 7-9 Hours a Night

Napping, as well as sleeping too much or too little or having poor sleep patterns, appears to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in older adults, new research shows. Read more Source: HealthDay

Diabetes: Experimental drug may help restore insulin-producing cells

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes, and some people with Type 2 diabetes, must take insulin injections daily to survive. The alternative is whole pancreas or pancreatic islet transplantation, which is limited by the shortage of organ donors and the associated side effects of immunosuppressants. In a recent study, the human epigenetics team at Monash University […]

COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

Everyone in the United States knows someone — often multiple someones — who have been reinfected with COVID-19. Despite vaccines, boosters and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron variant appears capable of getting around whatever protection you might have gained against SARS-CoV-2. Read more Source: HealthDay

Fat Around the Liver Raises Risk for Heart Failure

About 30% of adults around the world have a buildup of fat in the liver, a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Now an international team of researchers has linked that condition to a heightened risk of heart failure. Read more Source: HealthDay

Genetically at risk of stroke? A healthy lifestyle can help

Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke. They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk. Read more Source: Medical News Today

FDA and CDC recommend Novavax COVID-19 vaccine: What to know

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. Research shows Novavax to be 100% effective in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 Read more Source: Medical News Today

Why Treatment Helps Some Asthma Patients More Than Others

New research reveals why popular treatments for asthma attacks are often ineffective. Read more Source: HealthDay

Keep cool to be heart-healthy in extreme heat

Record high temperatures are bringing summer heat early this year around much of the U.S., and the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or […]

Dementia and sleep: What do we know about this link?

Dementia affects at least 55 million people worldwide and the number is increasing by about 10 million every year. In part, this is because we are living longer, but dementia is not an inevitable part of aging. So, are there ways to decrease our risk of developing dementia? Much research is currently focusing on the […]

Uncontrolled diabetes can advance heart failure from early stage to late stage

Among older adults with early stage—also known as preclinical—heart failure, uncontrolled diabetes can substantially increase the risk of heart failure progression, according to a new Johns Hopkins-led study. Read more Source: Medical Xpress