Getting lots of exercise tied to lower risk of kidney disease. People who get plenty of physical activity may be less likely than their more sedentary counterparts to develop chronic kidney disease, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/14/2020. (Also see Kidney (Renal) Involvement)
Patients often puzzled by medical test reports. Even the most educated, take-charge individuals may have a hard time deciphering the test results they can access after a doctor visit, two new studies suggest. Reuters Health, 02/14/2020. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)
Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach. Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/14/2020. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
An Alzheimerís Treatment Fails: “We Donít Have Anything Now”. Drugs to fight brain plaques were tested in people genetically destined to develop dementia, but the drugs failed. New York Times, 02/10/2020.
Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness It’s one of the most common medical complaints, but patients say many doctors donít take it seriously. New York Times, 02/10/2020.
How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes. AI is making its way into health care, and one of its first stops is making sense of all of those scans that doctors” order. Times Healthland, 02/14/2020. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
How friendship is beneficial for our health. Scientists looking at social bonds discovered that even animals who have strong social bonds are healthier and live longer. GMA Wellness, 02/13/2020.
FDA approves 1st drug for peanut allergy: Here's what you should know. A drug designed to minimize the frequency and severity of a child's allergic reaction to peanuts was approved by the FDA. GMA Wellness, 02/03/2020.
Mumps: Why adults might still need the MMR jab. Health experts are warning young adults are at risk of developing mumps because many of their age group missed out on getting two doses of the MMR jab as children. BBC Health News, 02/14/2020.
Heading a football can trigger INSTANT vision changes 'by disrupting part of the brain that controls what the eyes see'. Heading a football can trigger instant brain changes that affect vision, researchers have warned. Mail Online, 02/13/2020.
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