A high-fiber diet may reduce risk of dementia

We're always hearing that we should eat more fiber. It's known to be vitally important for a healthy digestive system and also has cardiovascular benefits like reduced cholesterol. Now, evidence is emerging that fiber is ...


Certain dietary patterns may raise risk for developing IBD

(HealthDay)—Dietary patterns are associated with the risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with an increased risk for Crohn disease (CD) seen in association with a Western dietary pattern and an increased ...

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 ...


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 ...


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.


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. ...

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