A simple heart scan may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds

A simple heart scan may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds

A simple heart scan in old age may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds 75-year-olds with atrial cardiopathy were 35% more likely to develop dementia Atrial cardiopathy causes heart chamber issues that can be detected with scans Researchers tracked dementia diagnoses in elderly US adults from 2011 … Read more

The best ways to ward off dementia revealed, according to science

The best ways to ward off dementia revealed, according to science

It’s finally been settled. The best way to protect yourself against dementia is to keep your brain stimulated, a major review suggests. People who regularly read books, played musical instruments or keep a personal diary have a 23 per cent lower risk of developing the condition. The analysis of dozens of studies involving 2million middle-aged … Read more

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests Researchers used state-of-the-art ‘StomachSim’ based on the human stomach Scientists say swallowing tablets is most complex way for humans to absorb it A new study has found that the impact of gravity was huge when taking tablets Leaning left slowed speed of … Read more

CDC deploys team to investigate NY polio outbreak:

CDC deploys team to investigate NY polio outbreak:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deployed a team to investigate a polio case in Rockland County, New York, as local officials fear that there could be thousands of undiagnosed cases in the state. The breadth of the CDC’s investigation, how long they will be present or if their findings will ever … Read more

Getting more sun can reduce a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, study finds

Getting more sun can reduce a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, study finds

Sunshine really IS good for you: Getting the daily recommended dose of vitamin D from natural light can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, study finds Getting the daily recommended dose of vitamin D can reduce a person’s risk of developing heart disease or diabetes, a new study finds Sunlight is an excellent … Read more

Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men drink and smoke more than women — but that is not the reason they have a higher cancer risk. A major study suggests biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between sexes. Understanding these differences could help to improve prevention and treatment, researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and older … Read more