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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

Type 2 diabetes: Could whey protein before meals help blood sugar?

A new study finds a simple way to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. Researchers observed that the participants who drank a shot of whey protein before their meals had evened out blood sugar levels after eating. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Chronic liver disease patients experience hepatic complications as a result of severe COVID-19

A study conducted by a research team led by Lukas Hartl, Thomas Reiberger and Michael Trauner from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna found that a rise in cholestasis parameters and subsequent damage to the bile ducts, so-called secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC), develops with striking frequency in patients […]

Can daily coffee use increase your lifespan? Here’s what the latest research says.

You’ve probably heard of the many benefits of drinking coffee. There is no shortage of research studies attesting to the benefits of one (or two or three) cups of joe every day. But did you know that coffee can also increase your lifespan? Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Can walking for exercise help prevent pain in individuals with knee osteoarthritis?

In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology that included individuals aged 50 years and older who had knee osteoarthritis, those who walking for exercise were less likely to develop frequent knee pain. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

1 in 4 Adults Has Liver Disorder That Ups Heart Risks

Alcohol abuse is a known cause of liver disease. But one in four adults worldwide has a liver condition not connected to drinking that ups the risk of heart disease, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement. Read more Source: HealthDay

Exercise warnings over long COVID recovery

Patients experiencing long COVID are receiving “inconsistent advice” on how to resume physical activities, according to a major study. Read more Source: Medical Xpress