Alzheimer's disease & dementia

One in 10 UK adults say brain health has deteriorated in pandemic

More than one in 10 adults in the UK (14%) believe their brain health has declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling by Alzheimer's Research UK has revealed, with two-thirds (66%) saying the pandemic has ...

Health

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents' ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

America's COVID pandemic is now skewing younger

(HealthDay)—Young adults in their 20s now account for more cases of COVID-19 than any other age group, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccination

AstraZeneca releases COVID-19 vaccine trial plans

(HealthDay)—AstraZeneca is the latest drug company to release details about human tests of its COVID-19 vaccine in response to public demand for such information. Americans have increasing doubts about a COVID-19 vaccine, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting—and then taking down—an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major COVID-19 vaccine trial resumes in UK after safety review

Pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Saturday said they had resumed a COVID-19 vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness with paced breathing and lowering blood pressure

According to the American Stroke Association (ASA) and the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is a major avoidable cause of premature morbidity ...

Health

Health agencies' credibility at risk after week of blunders

The credibility of two of the nation's leading public health agencies is under fire this week after controversial decisions that outside experts say smack of political pressure from President Donald Trump as he attempts to ...

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