A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1
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Ascorbic acid is, without a doubt, one of the essential nutrients the human body cannot synthesize on its own. And while most people rely on fresh vegetables and fruits to hit their recommended intake threshold, for some, this may not be an option courtesy of a dietary restriction or a prevailing medical condition. It is
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Research conducted as part of the NIH-funded Infant Brain Imaging Study Network used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to document crucial differences in the visual processing system in the brains of infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is diagnosed in
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Hepatitis is a type of infection that causes liver inflammation and damage, with outbreaks documented as early as 5,000 years ago in China.1 Viral hepatitis can be caused by five different types of viruses belonging to the hepatotropic family: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, and hepatitis E virus.1,2
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As the years go by, health becomes a significant concern. In your 50s, you’re more likely to experience age-related changes and worry about your future health. If you lived a relatively unhealthy lifestyle in your younger years, now is the time to make changes to protect your health. Here are six things you should do
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Mental health has been an underrated cause of various conditions that hamper one’s daily life. It can contribute to and increase the risks of acquiring systemic diseases. Often, booking a psychological consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist is something people are shy about or afraid of being labeled mentally unstable. Many have reservations about seeking
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Diverse communities of microorganisms live all over the human body – both inside and outside.1 These microbial cells exist in almost equal proportions to human cells, with an estimated total number of 38 trillion.1 In the human gastrointestinal tract, the resident bacteria of the gut microbiome help with digestion and are influenced by the types
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Sleep apnea is a form of disturbed sleep characterised by irregular breathing pattern during sleep with many pauses and restarts in breathing.1 It not only affects sleep quality but also could be associated with troubled cognitive functioning affecting concentration, memory, decision making and executive function.1 Additionally, sleep quality has been attributed a role in supporting
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Probiotics may be a useful tool to help with symptoms of depression, according to a new study.1 A research group from the University of Basel, Switzerland presented an association between certain gut bacteria and decreased depressive symptoms. The article can be found in Nature Translational Psychiatry.   Major depressive disorder treatments need improvement Depression can be
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A new study investigated neurodevelopment in children born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy. Despite being a respiratory virus, a growing body of research suggests that the effects of COVID-19 may go beyond the respiratory system. The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary significantly, and some people, particularly those who develop post-COVID conditions,
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A smile reflects your inner feelings and personality, but you cannot achieve that healthy and perfect smile overnight. It takes multiple dental practices and treatments to enhance your teeth’s health, shape, and appearance. Here are the top six ways to deal with dental imperfections to improve your smile. Dental Implants Losing a tooth from an
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Have you been experiencing repeated bouts of allergic symptoms but cannot figure out a cause? There’s a good chance your air filter is the culprit. A home air filter installed in AC systems and furnaces traps dust particles and other contaminants from the surrounding air and vents. However, a dirty or clogged filter can cause
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Constipation is a relatively common gastrointestinal problem that impacts approximately 16% of the world’s population.1 It is more prevalent in the elderly than the young and in females than males.1,2 The reduced frequency or lack of normal bowel movements linked to constipation can be caused by a variety of factors.1 This includes not drinking enough
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It’s no secret that obesity poses a risk to health and well-being. Although diet and activity can help facilitate weight loss, some individuals turn to surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. A new study published in JAMA highlights the potential benefits of opting for bariatric surgery versus natural weight loss.1 Obesity is associated with higher cancer
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Bones serve several essential functions in the body, including storing minerals, protecting organs, providing structure, and producing blood cells. As we get older, our bodies begin to lose bone mass, which is harder to replace. For this reason, bone health is imperative. Maintaining good bone health is important to support daily function and prevent musculoskeletal
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It’s important to keep in mind that several factors contribute to acne and the right acne treatment varies based on: 1 – the type of acne – the location – the timing of the breakouts – the age of the person What are good habits to adopt against acne? To start off there are some
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The skin is the largest organ in the human body, with an average weight of about 8 pounds.1 It functions to create a protective barrier between our internal organs and different insults from the outside world such as ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure.2 When there is long-term sun damage to the skin, premature aging of
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Scientists are continuing to work towards understanding the long-lasting consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using artificial intelligence, a team of researchers found that multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a post-COVID condition, induces the same immune response as Kawasaki Disease (KD) and SARS-CoV-2 infection.1  However, MIS-C is characterized by a more severe immune response than KD. Researchers hope
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Although the increase in life expectancy is one of the key achievements of modern societies, degenerative diseases are becoming more prevalent. Dementia is one of the most common age-related chronic diseases. Approximately 47 million people were affected by dementia worldwide in 2015 and this number is predicted to double every 20 years.1 Dementia includes disorders
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A new study investigates whether long-term air pollution exposure is associated with increased COVID-19 severity. It’s no secret that air pollution is an issue.  Although rates of greenhouse gas emissions are declining with the implementation of new technologies and environmental regulations, air pollution levels are still significant, particularly in urban cities.1  Notably, a growing body
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The legalization of recreational cannabis has increased use by youth and adults, according to a new study.1 The findings, published in Addiction, contradict claims that recreational cannabis legalization (RCL) has no impact on cannabis use. Recreational cannabis legalization has gained momentum In 2016, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada made recreational cannabis use legal.1,2 Some studies
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