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Ozone exposure linked to cognitive decline in older adults

Ozone exposure linked to cognitive decline in older adults

Graphical abstract. Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.107072 A new, large-scale study led by scientists at the Yale School of Public Health has established a robust link between long-term ozone exposure and an increased risk of cognitive impairment in older adults. Air pollution has long been considered a major risk factor for an aging society. Fine particulate matter …

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Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

Research shows childhood abuse can lead to poor stress management, worse health in adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People who suffer abuse or neglect as children may have trouble managing stress later in life, a problem that’s linked to a host of negative health conditions, according to new research from Rice University. The study, “Childhood maltreatment, subjective social status, and health disparities in bereavement,” examined how 130 adults who …

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Cellular impact of 'Heat not Burn' products may be no less harmful than cigarettes

Secondhand nicotine vaping at home linked to heightened risk of bronchitic symptoms in young adults

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Secondhand exposure at home to the nicotine vapor from e-cigarettes is linked to a heightened risk of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath among young adults, finds research published online in the respiratory journal Thorax. If these findings prove causal, there would be a “compelling rationale” for banning the use of …

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Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the …

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Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Less than 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes in the US are meeting optimal heart health targets

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement …

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Physical activity may help boost synaptic functioning in older adults

Physical activity may help boost synaptic functioning in older adults

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found. This protective impact was found even in people whose brains at autopsy were riddled with toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. …

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New study may help explain why infants are less affected by COVID than adults

New study may help explain why infants are less affected by COVID than adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As any parent knows, infants are prone to getting respiratory infections. But a new study shows that the infant immune system is stronger than most people think and beats the adult immune system at fighting off new pathogens. The infant immune system has a reputation for being weak and underdeveloped when …

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Hong Kong mandates COVID tracing app for most adults in bars, restaurants

Hong Kong mandates COVID tracing app for most adults in bars, restaurants

The Hong Kong government has made its coronavirus tracing app mandatory for most adults in 18 types of premises, including bars and restaurants. The Hong Kong government made its check-in app mandatory for most adults in bars and restaurants on Thursday, the latest expansion of coronavirus tracing tech at a time of heightened privacy concerns …

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High doses produce added benefit for adults

High doses produce added benefit for adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Upadacinib is a new drug for the treatment of adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy. In an early benefit assessment, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now examined whether the drug …

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Genetic testing could be appropriate for all motor neuron disease patients, regardless of family history

New consensus care guideline will significantly improve quality of life for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Many more adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are living longer thanks to improvements in treatment, however international standards of care have not yet fully addressed the complex needs of these patients. The Adult North Star Network (ANSI) has developed a set of consensus-based recommendations designed to significantly improve quality of …

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