Health

Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don't get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack.

Neuroscience

Long-term decline in stroke greater in older adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Higher risk for mental disorders seen in patients with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for mental disorders, with time to onset starting within two to three months after diagnosis, according to two research letters published online May 8 in JAMA Dermatology.

Medical research

Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut

Why do blood vessels naturally stiffen and degrade as we age, boosting cardiovascular disease risk? New University of Colorado Boulder research has identified a surprising new culprit—and it lives in your gut.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia's gender differences revealed

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.

Cardiology

Preeclampsia tied to tripling of dementia in later life

(HealthDay)—High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia—a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specific type ...

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