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Drug Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Prevent It

A drug already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could be used to help prevent the inflammatory disease. Only 6% of patients at risk for RA developed the disease following treatment with abatacept, compared to 29% of placebo patients Read more Source: HealthDay

Study suggests tai chi is better at reducing high blood pressure than aerobic exercise

A large team of medical researchers affiliated with several institutions in China reports that volunteers engaging regularly in tai chi for one year saw greater reductions in their systolic blood pressure than did volunteers engaging for one year in aerobic exercises. Their study is published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Read more Source: Medical […]

What Does Alcohol Do to Your Body? 9 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health

Alcohol affects your whole body, from your liver and immune system to your brain and mental health Read more Source: healthessentials

New study confirms double the risk of dementia after mouth herpes simplex virus

People who have had the herpes virus at some point in their lives are twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those who have never been infected. A new study from Uppsala University confirms previous research on whether herpes can be a possible risk factor for dementia. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Gargling away the ‘bad’ bacteria in type 2 diabetes

In a study published this month in Scientific Reports, the researchers report that when people with type 2 diabetes gargled with an antiseptic mouthwash, the numbers of periodontitis-related bacteria decreased. In addition, some patients with reduced bacteria also achieved much better control of their blood sugar, hinting at promising future clinical applications. Read more Source: […]

High weekly physical activity levels linked to lower kidney disease risk in diabetes and overweight/obesity

Clocking up high weekly levels of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease in overweight/obese people with type 2 diabetes, finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Slow a Deadly Lung Disease

Pulmonary fibrosis is a gradual scarring of lung tissue that can prove fatal. New research suggests that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids might slow progression of the illness. Read more Source: HealthDay

Could artificial sweeteners alter your microbiome?

People who use aspartame (Equal), sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet’N Low), or stevia leaf extract tended to have intestinal bacteria colonies that differed significantly from those of people who didn’t use sugar substitutes, researchers found. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

High levels of HDL cholesterol tied to higher dementia risk

Elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in The Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Why do people get sick with viruses in the winter?

Respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza surge in the colder months. And it’s not just because people are spending more time indoors. Read more Source: Medical Xpress