Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Physical activity linked to reduced dementia risk in seniors

(HealthDay)—Increased physical activity, including a low amount of light-intensity physical activity (LPA), is associated with a reduced risk for dementia among older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 16 ...

Medications

Most immunosuppressive meds not tied to worse COVID-19 outcomes

(HealthDay)—Overall, people taking immunosuppressive medications do not have a higher risk for dying from COVID-19 or being put on a ventilator compared with nonimmunosuppressed hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according ...

Medications

Outpatient anticoagulant therapy may cut COVID-19 admission risk

(HealthDay)—Individuals using anticoagulation therapy on an outpatient basis who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have a reduced risk for hospital admission, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in EClinicalMedicine.

Cardiology

SGLT2 inhibitors may cut risk for heart failure hospitalization

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), with or without cardiovascular disease (CVD), use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors compared with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Updated recommendations for chlamydia, gonorrhea screenings

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and those aged 25 years and older at increased risk for infection. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Smoking cessation after NSCLC diagnosis cuts mortality risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), smoking cessation after diagnosis is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and disease progression, according ...

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