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Children less infectious than adults with SARS-CoV-2

Introducing lifestyle interventions in preschool lowers heart disease risk

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Implementing school-based programs aimed at teaching healthy cardiovascular health habits as early as preschool can achieve lasting lifestyle changes in children, according to a review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Previous studies have found that unhealthy lifestyle habits such as a nutritionally poor diet, sedentary …

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Hospital attendance not associated with increased risk of COVID transmission

Hospital attendance not associated with increased risk of COVID transmission

Credit: CC0 Public Domain These results follow from an analysis of asymptomatic, positive COVID-19 cases in cancer patients during the outbreak of the alpha variant, between December 2020 and February 2021. The new study, led by Professor Mieke Van Hemelrijck of the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, analyzed data from cancer patients who were …

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Kidney failure risk equation bests eGFR for predicting ESKD

Kidney failure risk equation bests eGFR for predicting ESKD

(HealthDay)—The four-variable Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) better predicts the two-year risk for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) than estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) alone, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Joshua D. Bundy, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans, and colleagues …

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Study reveals link between brain cell development and risk of schizophrenia

Study reveals link between brain cell development and risk of schizophrenia

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Scientists from Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Genetic risk factors are known to disrupt brain development in a number of these disorders, but little is known about which aspects of this process are affected. …

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Study: Higher viral load and infectivity increase risk of aerosol transmission for Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: Tavarius/Shutterstock

Study reveals factors responsible for increased risk of aerosol transmission for SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron

In the past, studies have indicated that the virus concentration in a room when infected humans exhale aerosols can be determined by combining the viral load in the lungs and throat with the known emissions of respiratory aerosols. Other factors such as the size of the room, air exchange rate, and half-life of the virus …

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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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Stress associated with an increased risk of getting COVID-19, study finds

Stress associated with an increased risk of getting COVID-19, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study has found that people who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic, were at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The research, published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, found that greater psychological distress during the early phase of the pandemic was significantly associated with …

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Reduced hospitalization risk, shorter stays for Omicron patients: US study

Reduced hospitalization risk, shorter stays for Omicron patients: US study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A preliminary US study of nearly 70,000 COVID positive people showed a substantially reduced risk of hospitalization and death from Omicron even after controlling for growing population immunity levels. People infected with Omicron were half as likely to be hospitalized, about 75 percent less likely to need intensive care, and around …

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Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Women who breastfed were less likely to develop heart disease or a stroke, or die from cardiovascular disease than women who did not breastfeed, according to a meta-analysis published today in a pregnancy spotlight issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. The …

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Breastfeeding reduces mothers' cardiovascular disease risk, review found

Breastfeeding reduces mothers’ cardiovascular disease risk, review found

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who breastfed were less likely to develop heart disease or a stroke, or die from cardiovascular disease than women who did not breastfeed, according to a meta-analysis published today in a pregnancy spotlight issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the …

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