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50 foods and drinks to avoid for people with high blood pressure

50 foods and drinks to avoid for people with high blood pressure

Having high blood pressure does not necessarily mean a person has to eliminate specific foods from their diet. Rather than trying to cut these out, a person should focus on moderation and finding healthy substitutes for their favorite snacks. About 45% of adults in...

Obesity and depression: Investigating the link

Obesity and depression: Investigating the link

A new study identifies neural links between depression and obesity. Westend61/Getty Images There is a two-way relationship between obesity and mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. A study in mice suggests that eating a high fat diet may disrupt...

Triglyceride and cholesterol levels: What to know

Triglyceride and cholesterol levels: What to know

Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood, used for energy. Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to build cells and make some vitamins and hormones. Both triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels are important...

Medical Myths: All about tuberculosis

Medical Myths: All about tuberculosis

March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day, so in today’s edition of our Medical Myths series, we will focus on some of the misunderstandings associated with tuberculosis (TB). We cover the role of genetics, treatment, transmission, and more. TB is a bacterial infection. It...

Does exercise lower cholesterol?

Does exercise lower cholesterol?

Regular exercise can lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of adverse health outcomes. Good physical activity options include brisk walking, running, and resistance training. The American Heart Association (AHA) advise people to aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of...

What are the 13 factors that shape brain health?

Experts outline 13 modifiable factors that likely contribute to our cognitive health. Tek Image/Science Photo Library/Getty Images The American Heart Association (AHA) have outlined a list of factors that primary care clinicians should take into consideration when...

Skin swabs could be the next COVID-19 test

Researchers have developed a new method for testing COVID-19 that uses a skin swab. The new test is less invasive compared to current testing methods. The skin swab test analyzes sebum, which is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Researchers from the...

People with dementia may be prescribed interacting drugs

Experts say that older adults with dementia should limit the number of medications they take that act on the brain and central nervous system (CNS). Using three or more such medications together places an individual at higher risk of adverse outcomes. A study finds...

1 year of COVID-19: A doctor’s perspective

1 year of COVID-19: A doctor’s perspective

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As we approach the 1-year mark, Medical News Today spoke with Dr. Leo Gurney, who works at Birmingham Women’s hospital in the United Kingdom, about his experience during...