• Breathing to win: Scientists show importance of screening breathing patterns in athletic populations

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a high prevalence of dysfunctional breathing patterns. Effective intervention strategies are required to restore normal breathing patterns and prevent injuries among athletes to ensure their superior performance and health.
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  • Primary PCI in nonagenarians lowers death risk after STEMI hospitalization

    Primary PCI in nonagenarians lowers death risk after STEMI hospitalization

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Primary PCI during an index hospitalization for STEMI in nonagenarians is associated with higher risk for 30‐day readmission but significantly lower mortality rates during the index hospitalization and readmission vs. no PCI, data show.
    “Readmissions in nonagenarian STEMI survivors impose a substantial burden on patients and on the U.S. health care system,” Mahmoud Ismayl, MD, an internal medicine resident at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, told Healio. “Primary PCI during the index hospitalization for STEMI in nonagenarians is associated
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  • Gut bacteria can make blood pressure medication less effective

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in America. It's also one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, with nearly half of U.S. adults considered hypertensive under current guidelines. Among those with high blood pressure, an estimated 20% have what's known as resistant hypertension, meaning their blood pressure remains high despite aggressive treatment. New research has shown gut bacteria can reduce the effectiveness of certain blood pressure drugs, potentially providing a pathway...
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  • Healthy Habits to Lower Dementia Risk

    Healthy Habits to Lower Dementia Risk

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    Following healthy habits can lower the risk of dementia even in people with high genetic risk.
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  • Healthy Habits Tied to Lower Dementia Risk in High-Risk Patients

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Higher scores on measures of seven cardiovascular and brain health factors are linked to lower dementia risk in middle-aged individuals at high genetic risk for the disorder, new research shows.
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