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Statins Double Risk of Dementia, Are Linked to COVID Deaths

1 hour ago   |   Mercola

The use of statin cholesterol-lowering medications has been on the rise for decades 1 and they are among the most widely used drugs in the world. In the U.S., close to 50% of...
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Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

2 days ago   |   News Medical

It's the global epidemic that affects two in every five adults, but as obesity continues to expand waistlines worldwide, researchers at the University of South Australia are...
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‘A thing of beauty': How do you build the perfect swimmer?

4 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Power dives and snappy tumble turns - elite swimmers work hard to hone these “skills”, and there's their stroke. What are their secrets?
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Effect of early enteral nutrition combined with probiotics in patients with stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

5 days ago   |   European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   |   8 articles

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Published online: 23 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41430-021-00986-3 Effect of early enteral nutrition combined with probiotics in patients...
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Ambulatory BP readings may provide best stroke prediction in older adults

Ambulatory BP readings may provide best stroke prediction in older adults

5 days ago   |   Healio

Among older adults, all measures of ambulatory BP were associated with risk for stroke while office diastolic BP was only weakly associated, and central BP measures were not...
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GA Family Mourns ‘Joyous' 5-year-Old Boy Who Died From COVID-19

5 days ago   |   Scary Mommy   |   2 articles

Wyatt Gibson's death is a painful reminder that the pandemic is far from over - especially for the unvaccinated For many people in the U.S. who have been vaccinated, it feels...
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Excess Coffee 'Bad' for Brain Health

Excess Coffee 'Bad' for Brain Health

5 days ago   |   Medindia Health

Heavy coffee consumption can be bad for your brain health. However, moderation is the key to keep brain diseases such as dementia and stroke at bay.
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Japanese man almost masturbates himself to death

Japanese man almost masturbates himself to death

5 days ago   |   Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Doctors at Nagoya City University Hospital revealed the man suffered a life-threatening stroke caused by a blood vessel in his brain rupturing when masturbating.
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Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

6 days ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

Engineers developed a soft, stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through vessels deep inside the body. Such a device can make it easier...
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Watchman FLX Stays on Track for Stroke Prevention

Watchman FLX Stays on Track for Stroke Prevention

6 days ago   |   MedPageToday   |   5 articles

The newer-generation Watchman device was associated with sustained safety and efficacy out to 2 years when implanted in people at high thromboembolic risk, the PINNACLE FLX IDE...
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2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

The country's health minister says two coronavirus patients have died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's... Read more ...

Stay Inside in demand for The Everest but has to earn his place

Stay Inside will be in new colours as he returns at Randwick's barrier trials on Tuesday. Read more ...

‘The de-extinction club': Could we resurrect mammoths, Tassie tigers and...

New technology means we may soon be able to turn back the clock on extinction. In the final part of our series exploring the science behind science fiction, we meet the... Read more ...

IOC makes mid-Olympics change to mask rules on the podium

Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement. Read more ...

The Tokyo event where the pandemic is momentarily washed away

The surfers are in for another surprise in this most turbulent Olympic Games. Read more ...

Smith's cold, lonely swim to Australia's first medal

Brendon Smith celebrated his 21st birthday while the Australian team was in training camp in Queensland and has now come of age in his sport's toughest race. Read more ...

Vikings, Bon Jovi and family cuddles: The simple pleasures of Michelle Rowland

Michelle Rowland's almost spent her first pay packet on a Bon Jovi album. These days she's trying to curb an online shopping obsession. Read more ...

Victorian construction bosses push to fast-track worker vaccination

Victorian construction bosses are in talks with the federal and state government to inoculate 40,000 workers by Christmas, as the halt on construction in NSW enters its second... Read more ...

Two women have died in NSW, including one in her 30s, as the state records...

Of these locally acquired cases, 87 are linked to a known case or cluster - 71 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts - and the source of infection for 54 cases is... Read more ...

Likely Bledisloe schedule a one-two punch for Rennie and Wallabies

Back-to-back tests in New Zealand are set to make it all the more difficult for Rennie's men to wrest back the trophy - but in the Covid-19 era, you take what you can get. Read more ...