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Avoiding several foods can reduce your heart disease, stroke risk

In a study from Harvard, scientists found that diets high in red and processed meat, refined grains, and sugary beverages can increase the subsequent...

The moon’s poles have wandered over billions of years

Until 1959, humans had only seen one side of the Moon. The Moon is tidally locked with Earth, and so we can only see one...

When should you get the new COVID-19 booster and the flu shot? Now is...

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly everyone has experienced the panic and uncertainty that come with having mild COVID-like symptoms – such...

Thyroid problems linked to higher risk of dementia

In a study from Brown University, scientists found older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia. The...

Low-dose steroids linked to higher heart disease risk

In a study from Leeds University, scientists found that patients receiving low-dose steroids are at increased risk of heart disease. Glucocorticoids are steroids widely prescribed...

Low blood pressure may increase early death risk in older people

In a study from the University of Exeter, scientists found a link between low blood pressure (below 130/80) and higher death risk in older...

Diabetes and oral diseases affect each other and hinder treatment

In a study from the University of Helsinki, scientists found that common chronic diseases and problems linked to oral health have detrimental and long-term...

Common gene variant linked to COVID death, study finds

It may be the most baffling quirk of COVID: What manifests as minor, flu-like symptoms in some individuals spiral into severe disease, disability, and...

Bad dreams could be early warning of Parkinson’s disease

In a study from the University of Birmingham, scientists found older adults who start to experience bad dreams or nightmares could be exhibiting the...

A healthy lifestyle almost reduces dementia risk by 50% in people with type 2...

In a study from the University of Glasgow, scientists found a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of dementia in those with type 2 diabetes...

Why full-fat milk is now OK if you’re healthy, but reduced-fat dairy is still...

The Heart Foundation now recommends full-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt or reduced-fat options as part of its updated dietary advice released yesterday. This moves away...

Newer drug could improve outcomes, lower cost in treating stroke

In a study from The University of Texas at Austin, scientists found a newer-generation clot-busting drug called tenecteplase outperforms the traditional treatment for ischemic...

New blood test for frontotemporal dementia diagnosis

In a study from the University of Eastern Finland, scientists found that blood-based measurement of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) enables distinguishing patients with...

More older people should be checking blood pressure at home

In a study from Michigan Medicine, scientists found that only 48% of people aged 50 to 80 who take blood pressure medications or have...

How to keep ‘vaccine fatigue’ from getting in the way of a flu shot

After nearly three years of nearly nonstop talking about viruses and vaccinations, some people might be ready to tune out. That would be a mistake,...

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Astronomers risk misinterpreting planetary signals in James Webb data

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is revealing the universe with spectacular, unprecedented clarity. The observatory’s ultrasharp infrared vision has cut through the cosmic dust...

Scientists discover extinct prehistoric reptile that lived among dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered a new extinct species of lizard-like reptile that belongs to the same ancient lineage as New Zealand’s living tuatara. They describe the...

Saturn’s rings and tilt could be the product of an ancient, missing moon

Swirling around the planet’s equator, the rings of Saturn are a dead giveaway that the planet is spinning at a tilt. The belted giant rotates...

Scientists find new way to detect baby planets in the making

Astronomers agree that planets are born in protoplanetary disks — rings of dust and gas that surround young, newborn stars. While hundreds of these disks...

Scientists discover the earliest gibbon fossil in southwest China

Scientists have discovered the earliest gibbon fossil, a find that helps fill a long-elusive evolutionary gap in the history of apes. The work, reported in...