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How hypertension and aging impact artery walls: New findings on atherosclerosis pathology

New findings show how the progression of atherosclerosis is affected by a combination of hypertension and changes to the stiffness of the artery. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Understanding the link between COVID-19 and diabetes

Amid the many problems posed by the pandemic, one positive outcome is that COVID-19 is providing valuable insights that could help researchers unlock the secrets of another intractable disease: diabetes. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior’s Odds for Alzheimer’s

Taking longer or more frequent naps during the day may sound enticing, but it may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease. Older adults who nap throughout the day may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, while napping may also be a consequence of advancing Alzheimer’s, a new study suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Close the blinds during sleep to protect your health

Exposure to even moderate ambient lighting during nighttime sleep, compared to sleeping in a dimly lit room, harms your cardiovascular function during sleep and increases your insulin resistance the following morning, reports a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Are Smoked Meats Bad for Your Health?

When you hear the term “contaminated food,” you might imagine clear signs of nastiness, like a bad taste, a foul odor or a weird color. But here’s the trouble with smoked meats: The same process that makes them taste so good also contaminates them. Read more Source: healthessentials

If blood pressure rises upon standing, so may risk for heart attack

Young and middle-aged adults with high blood pressure whose systolic blood pressure (top-number) rose more than 6.5 mm Hg upon standing were more likely to later have a heart attack, stroke, heart-related chest pain or other major heart disease-related event than those with lower systolic blood pressure in response to standing. Read more Source: Science […]

People with diabetes who eat less processed food at night may live longer

The time of day that people with diabetes eat certain foods may be just as important to their well-being as portion size and calories, according to a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Long COVID May Bring Long-Term Lung Damage

Even after a mild case of COVID, some people suffer breathing problems that last for months. Now, a new study suggests many of them may have abnormalities in the small airways of their lungs. Read more Source: HealthDay

Home COVID Tests Can Cause Harm If Not Stored Safely: FDA

At-home COVID-19 tests are a key tool in containing the spread of the coronavirus. But a few safety precautions are in order to prevent serious injury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Read more Source: HealthDay

The secret to staying young: New research highlights power of life long exercise to keep muscles healthy

Lifelong physical activity could protect against age-related loss of muscle mass and function, according to new research. Individuals aged 68 and above who were physically active throughout their life have healthier aging muscle that has superior function and is more resistant to fatigue compared to inactive individuals, both young and old. Read more Source: Science […]