‘Polypill could avoid millions of premature deaths, heart attacks and strokes’

A combination of medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol could prevent millions of premature deaths, heart attacks and strokes each year, experts have said. They suggest global health has paid a deadly price for not using simple, low-cost blood pressure lowering drugs, statins and aspirin widely in the form of a single … Read more

Signs of dementia ‘might be visible up to a DECADE before patients are even diagnosed’

Signs of dementia ‘might be visible up to a DECADE before patients are even diagnosed’ Experts said the finding could lead to routine screening for those most at risk The Cambridge team analyzed data on half a million UK participants aged 40-69 Participants underwent a series of tests including problem solving, memory, reaction times and … Read more

WHO says new COVID-19 wave emerging in Europe | Coronavirus pandemic News

UN agency’s regional data show only Europe with an increase in coronavirus cases in the week that ended October 2 as infections rose 8 percent from the week before. A new wave of COVID-19 cases appears to be spreading in Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control … Read more

Old diabetes drugs slash the risk of dementia by more than a FIFTH, study finds

Old diabetes drugs slash the risk of dementia by more than a FIFTH, study finds A class of diabetes drugs could help significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk Patients who used TZDs were 20% less likely to develop dementia than others The affect was even more pronounced when paired with other diabetes drugs TZDs have fallen out … Read more

Babies born in lockdown were less likely to have said their first word by the time they turned one

Lockdowns and mask mandates have stunted babies’ development, a study suggests. Youngsters born during the pandemic were less likely to have said their first words by their first birthday compared to babies born pre-Covid. They were also less likely to be able to wave ‘bye’ or point at objects, researchers in Ireland found. The team … Read more

Want to stay out of care? Quit smoking and exercise, study says

Want to stay out of care? Quit smoking and exercise: Over-60s with unhealthiest lifestyles are TWICE as likely to end up in a home, study finds Smoking, physical activity, sitting and sleeping quality were all linked to higher risk However, diet quality wasn’t, according to the team of Australian researchers Experts behind the latest study … Read more

American man’s hoarse throat turned out to be deadly heart condition with his voice box squashed

EXCLUSIVE: A hoarse throat can be the sign of a deadly heart condition: US doctors find American man’s damaged artery was squashing his voice box The man’s main artery had torn and swelled in size, crushing his voice box He was diagnosed with aortic dissection, which kills over 13,000 people per year Some cases are … Read more

The unluckiest chapters in the world! Men can become allergic to their own ORGASM

A man had to abstain from sex because he was allergic to his own orgasm, doctors have revealed. The 27-year-old, who wasn’t identified, would suffer flu-like symptoms whenever he ejaculated. His ‘distressing’ illness, thought to have started a decade earlier, meant he ‘actively avoided’ having sex or even getting into a romantic relationship. Although a … Read more