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What happens to the body after sitting down for too long?

Sitting down all day with no physical activity can increase a person’s risk of developing health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Staying physically active can help to reduce this risk. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Too little sleep may cancel out cognitive benefits reaped from exercise

Evidence from existing research suggests that physical activities are beneficial to brain health and may protect against the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease. However, a new study found that sleep deprivation can reduce such benefits reaped from exercise. Read more Source: Medical News Today

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