Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest
A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented at EHRA 2019.
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline
A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per…
Anti-vaccination activists using new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes to fight their cause
Anti-vaccination activists are capitalising on radical new scientific insights into the beneficial effects of microbes in the human body, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Low adherence to cholesterol-lowering medication also protective in type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes patients’ risk of cardiovascular disease and death decreases if they actually take the cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed. However, research shows that the risk is also reduced if they do not take the full dosage.
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal.
Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students
Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training.
Belief in God or science does not help to alleviate acute stress, new study finds
Relying on a strong belief system – in either religion or science – cannot help alleviate acute, in-the-moment stress, a new study has found.
Improved the gut of IBS-patients with transplantation of feces
Transplantation of feces from a healthy person to a patient suffering of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) improved both symptoms of IBS and the gut’s bacteria profile.