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Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

Higher olive oil intake may reduce the risk of premature death

People who consume higher amounts of olive oil may lower their risk of premature death overall and from specific causes including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease, compared to people who never or almost never consume olive oil, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The …

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Infections could surge 6 times higher due to omicron

Infections could surge 6 times higher due to omicron

People celebrate the New Year in Nikolskaya street near an empty Red Square due to pandemic restrictions during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Russia’s state coronavirus task force has registered a total of about 10.5 million confirmed infections and 308,860 deaths, but the state statistics agency that uses broader criteria …

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Omicron may pose higher reinfection risk but could be milder than Delta: WHO chief

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Credit: …

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COVID-19 pandemic linked to higher blood pressure levels among middle-aged U.S. adults

COVID-19 pandemic linked to higher blood pressure levels among middle-aged U.S. adults

The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with higher blood pressure levels among middle-aged adults across the U.S., according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease, and nearly 75% of …

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Higher acute stress associated with stronger alcohol craving for Black individuals

Higher acute stress associated with stronger alcohol craving for Black individuals

Acute stress elicits stronger alcohol craving among Black individuals compared to white individuals, reported scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a paper published today in Addiction. Despite widely documented inequities in alcohol use among minoritized individuals in the U.S., studies to understand the social and structural drivers of these outcomes have …

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Diagnostic radiologists at higher risk of burnout

Diagnostic radiologists at higher risk of burnout

A review co-authored by Dr. Bradley Spieler, Vice-Chair of Scholarly Activity and Research in the Department of Radiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Neil Baum, of Tulane’s Department of Urology, reports that although burnout affects more than 50% of health care workers, diagnostic radiologists are at even higher risk. Seventy-one …

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Chikungunya, Zika, and Dengue virus incidence in Mexico may be higher than previously reported

Chikungunya, Zika, and Dengue virus incidence in Mexico may be higher than previously reported

Black White Mosquito. Aedes aegypti, the main transmitter of Dengue in Mexico. Credit: Pixabay, Pexels (CC0, creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses have all been recorded in Mexico; however, recent diagnostic advances have improved the accuracy of serological testing. A study publishing December 2nd in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by José Esteban Muñoz-Medina at the …

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Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)) finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population. The research was conducted by Nanna Lindekilde, Department of Psychology, University …

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Virtual exercise effective for people with arthritis and helps them stay socially connected too

Higher physical activity is associated with a better metabolic health risk factor profile in menopausal women

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences shows that menopausal transition is associated with unfavorable changes in metabolic health that may be mitigated with a physically active lifestyle. Physical activity especially alleviated increases in systolic blood pressure. Menopausal transition has been associated …

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School staff not at higher risk of death from COVID-19 than other occupations

School staff not at higher risk of death from COVID-19 than other occupations

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Primary and secondary school staff were not at greater risk of death from COVID-19 in 2020 compared to other professions in England and Wales, new research has found. The study, by researchers at the University of Bristol, analyzed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) national death register for school …

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