Author: Larisa Louise

Nightmares in healthy middle-aged and older adults may be an independent risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, particularly in men, new research suggests. Results from a large cohort study showed that healthy middle-aged adults who had bad dreams at least once a week were four times more likely to experience cognitive decline over the following decade, and older adults were twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia, compared with peers who never had bad dreams. Frequent nightmares may “identify people who are at high risk of developing dementia in the future, several years or decades before the characteristic memory…

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The 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium will be held in person and online on September 30 and October 1 in Chicago, Illinois. This meeting brings together health care professionals from around the world to discuss research in improving cancer care and reducing disparities in care for all people with cancer. There will be 3 studies highlighted at this year’s symposium:  You can learn more about research from this symposium by following the #ASCOQLTY22 hashtag on Twitter. Cancer navigation program provided through a large, statewide health plan reduced the total cost of care for patients A study in New Jersey…

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The Bay Area recumbent group I occasionally ride with did a ride down at my end so I joined them yesterday. They rode the Coyote Creek Trail from South San Jose to Morgan Hill for a lunch stop, then rode back. I rode up to meet them on a different route so I wouldn’t traverse the same route twice. This ended up being a total of 41 miles. It was an enjoyable ride on a nice morning. As always, it was fun hanging out with fellow riders of odd vehicles, and seeing the looks on the faces of passersby as…

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ealth experts expect another surge of COVID-19 cases to come this fall as new subvariants of the virus spread, but will people need to mask up to protect themselves?Mask mandates have eased around the country since the height of the pandemic when they were a requirement in most states in public settings. Now, the return of masks is being considered to prevent what could be another COVID outbreak.Current COVID cases and hospitalizations are declining after a peak in July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated. Average daily COVID-related deaths are now around 400.About 67% of Americans are fully vaccinated, and…

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Rachel Zegler once had a breast cancer scare.The 21-year-old actress revealed that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020 she found a lump in her breast and was “fortunate enough” to receive ultrasound treatment from a pediatrician followed by a biopsy – which allows for a small lump of breast tissue to be removed for testing purposes – when no other appointments were available but called the experience the “scariest week” of her life, even though the lump turned out to be benign.She said: “Two years ago I found a lump in my breast and went through…

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Starting a new journey can be a daunting experience, especially if you are planning on making some serious lifestyle changes. Whilst it may initially feel a little overwhelming, breaking it all down into easy to follow steps will make the process so much easier. At The Healthy Mummy, we are here to help you every step on the way to achieve your health and fitness goals! The Healthy Mummy App has EVERYTHING you need to succeed with your journey on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. It literally is your meal planner, fitness trainer, motivator, calorie and fitness tracker in…

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At the University of Washington a research team has developed a smartphone system that can measure blood oxygen levels. The technology uses the camera and flash of the phone to take the measurement, and the system is so easy to use that it may be well suited for at-home use. A person presses their finger over the camera, which gets illuminated by the flash, and the camera measures how much light from the flash the finger absorbs, which a deep-learning algorithm can then correlate with blood oxygen levels. The system could be useful for COVID-19 patients who wish to monitor…

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Findings from a study which has followed the children of mothers living with HIV who remain HIV-free in Montreal since 1988 make the case for continued clinical follow-up of this group. A key point made by Dr Fatima Kakkar of the Université de Montréal was that children who are “uninfected are not unaffected” and that assuming this has created missed opportunities to support them with the poorer health outcomes they are at risk of. Results were presented at the 14th International Workshop on HIV & Pediatrics, held in Montreal and virtually prior to the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022). Globally,…

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Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Babies in the womb are big fans of carrots but not so much leafy green vegetables—and show it in their faces, scientists said in a new study published Thursday. Researchers at Durham University in northeast England said the findings were the first direct evidence that babies react differently to various smells and tastes before they are born. A team of scientists studied 4D ultrasound scans of 100 pregnant women and discovered that babies exposed to carrot flavours showed “laughter-face” responses. Those exposed to kale flavours in contrast showed more “cry-face” responses. Lead postgraduate researcher Beyza Ustun…

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Nail supplements fall under the broad category of beauty supplements. And while you can find nail specific options out there, you can also just find a beauty supplement that addresses nail health, alongside skin and hair. (Multitasking beauty for the win.) One such is mbg’s beauty & gut collagen+, which features the namesake collagen peptides along with other beauty heavy hitters like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and E. Collagen supplements contain short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins like keratin (what your nails are made of). The thought is that if you provide your body with…

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