Cardiology

Combining low-salt, DASH diets may reduce cardiac damage

(HealthDay)—Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oregon among blue states slow at lifting COVID restrictions

The sand was packed on a recent sunny day at this upscale beach town on Oregon's coast, but signs of the state's cautious approach to the pandemic were still everywhere. Almost all the beachgoers wore masks—those that didn't ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine rollout raises real-world questions

As several vaccines are rolled out across the world, questions already resolved in the lab are cropping up once again, as governments face the challenges of delivering the jabs to millions of people.

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.

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