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Obesity a threat to adults with autism, but there may be help

(HealthDay)—Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater. Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significantly higher risk for obesity, and all the health complications that follow. Yet, a small, new pilot …

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Adults with neurologic conditions more likely to have experienced childhood trauma

Adults with neurologic conditions are more likely than the general population to have had adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect or household dysfunction, according to a study published in the September 22, 2021, online issue of Neurology Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that …

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Low BMI and malnutrition, but not obesity, are risk factors for older adults dying from COVID-19

Low BMI and malnutrition, but not obesity, are risk factors for older adults dying from COVID-19

Figure 1. The fully adjusted mortality risk model for the BMI analysis in geriatric patients hospitalized for COVID-19 (n = 1409, 112 died) and other causes (n = 8622, 67 died). Abbreviations: BMI = body mass index, CCI = Charlson comorbidity index, HFRS = Hospital Frailty Risk Score. Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2021.07.025 A recent study published in Clinical Nutrition shows that low BMI and …

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More than 40% of adults with no known heart disease had fatty deposits in heart arteries

More than 40% of adults with no known heart disease had fatty deposits in heart arteries

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than 40% of adults ages 50 to 64 years in Sweden without known heart disease were found to have some degree of atherosclerosis, according to a new study published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Atherosclerosis, or the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels that supply …

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Postural hypotension in older adults related to poor cognition

Postural hypotension in older adults related to poor cognition

Credit: Gerd Altmann (Pixabay) Postural hypotension, a drastic drop in blood pressure when standing up, is linked to an increased risk of dementia and accelerated progression from cognitive impairment to dementia, even in the absence of symptoms, for instance when feeling dizzy or faint. In a study published in the journal Hypertension, researchers from Karolinska …

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Previously healthy young adults with long COVID show vascular dysfunction in limbs, but not brain

Previously healthy young adults with long COVID show vascular dysfunction in limbs, but not brain

Figure 1. Group means and individual data for flow-mediated dilation (FMD, A), peak blood velocity following cuff release (B) (n = 12 control and n = 16 COVID for both), pulse wave velocity (PWV, C), and augmentation index normalized to heart rate of 75 beats/min (AIx75, D) (n = 10 control and n = 16 COVID for both) between control and COVID groups. …

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Researchers examine the persistent effects of COVID-19 on vascular function of young adults

Researchers examine the persistent effects of COVID-19 on vascular function of young adults

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have examined the persistent effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the vascular function of otherwise healthy young adults. The research, published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for September. “It is intriguing that those with persistent [COVID-19] symptoms exhibited peripheral vascular dysfunction, …

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Why infection rates for COVID-19 among double-vaccinated older adults look worse than they are

Why infection rates for COVID-19 among double-vaccinated older adults look worse than they are

Choice of population data makes a big difference. Credit: Public Health England and NHS England, analysis by Colin Angus Recently, ITV journalist Robert Peston caught COVID, despite being double vaccinated. This set Peston wondering how common it is for the fully vaccinated to get the disease. His analysis is now complete. The headline is fairly …

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Ebola vaccine regimen generates strong immune response in children and adults in a clinical trial in Sierra Leone

Ebola vaccine regimen generates strong immune response in children and adults in a clinical trial in Sierra Leone

Ebola virus. Credit: NIAID Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen is safe, well tolerated and produces a strong immune response in people over the age of one, according to two new papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The EBOVAC-Salone study provides important further evidence for the potential of the regimen using the Ad26.ZEBOV …

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Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In all, 61% of people aged 50 to 80 say the vaccine should definitely be required for all health care workers. An additional 19% say it should probably be required. The remaining …

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