Category Archives for Healthcare News

COVID May Help Trigger A-Fib in Some Patients

About 1 in 20 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, according to data from an American Heart Association (AHA) registry. Read more Source: HealthDay

Exercise Tips and 10 Exercises to lower high blood pressure

The ultimate guide on how exercise can help you lower high blood pressure and hypertension. Including a list of 10 helpful exercises and common questions. Read more Source: HealthDay

Brain stimulation may boost long-term, working memory in older adults

About 40% of adults ages 65 and older experience memory loss. Researchers from Boston University have found that applying noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain parts of the brain may help improve long-term and working memory in people over the age of 65 for up to a month. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Dementia: What you do while you sit may affect your risk

A new study of sedentary behavior finds that doing mentally passive activities such as watching TV increases the likelihood of developing dementia while using a computer lowers them. The difference between the two is unaffected by how physically active a person is when they are not sitting. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day — though it wouldn’t hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Eating more bright-colored fruits, vegetables may boost women`s health

Researchers reviewed studies investigating the effects of carotenoids on women’s health outcomes. They found that higher carotenoid intake may reduce the risk of developing multiple health conditions. Read more Source: Medical News Today

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