Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Medical News

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain?

Posted by Britt R. on

This might seem like a no-brainer, but in a report released by JAMA Neurology, middle-age people who have healthy hearts, meaning low-risk in conditions like diabetes and hypertension, are less likely to have dementia-related illnesses when they’re older.

Conducted by John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the study involved over 15,000 participants, aged 44 to 66, living across the states of North Carolina, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Maryland. Of those studied, 1516 participants had been diagnosed with dementia around 23-25 years after the initial medical exams.

The results of the study varied, but showed a correlation. Participants who had diabetes were 77% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia and those who smoked had an increased risk by 41%. Additionally, the individuals with pre-hypertension were 31% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia, and those with hypertension had 39% increased risk for dementia.

According to the principal study author, Professor Rebecca Gottesman, “The study showed associations, but doesn’t prove that treating risk factors actually decreases risk.” Professor Gottesman further adds, “Our results contribute to a growing body of evidence linking mid-life vascular health to dementia. Our hope is that by addressing these types of factors early, people can reduce the chances that they will suffer from dementia later in life.”

It also should be noted that this study was not a controlled experiment and further studies need to be conducted to conclude if treating heart conditions can actually lower the risk of dementia.

Are you looking for cardiology equipment?

Check out Gold Medical Supplies’ wide selection of premium cardiology products at competitive prices:

Source: Medical News Today & Reuters 

Torn ACL? Good News

This week’s medical news is simply the “bee’s knees.” According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), patients who undergo a knee operation for a torn ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, can look forward to sustaining an active life long term.In a news release from the AOSSM, the study involved patients who underwent ACL reconstructive surgery [...]

Read More »

Is Coffee the Fountain of Youth?

Coffee drinkers have a latte talk about. According to two studies published on July 10th, the moderate consumption of coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, has been correlated to greater longevity.One study, involving over 500,000 participants from 10 European countries, highlighted a lower risk in disease and mortality. The individuals who consumed around 3 cups of coffee per day had at [...]

Read More »

Painless Microneedle Flu Vaccine Patch Passes First Human Clinical Trial

For those who are afraid of shots, prayers look to soon be answered. Earlier this week, The Lancet published the results of a phase 1 human clinical trial to administer the annual flu jab by a dissolvable microneedle patch, and the findings look promising.Conducted by Emory University and Georgia Tech, the trial was comprised of 100 individuals between [...]

Read More »

Can the Consumption of Even a Single Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increase Breast Cancer Risks?

While the previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol consumption may have a positive cardiovascular benefit have helped push some non-drinkers into a one-a-day wine drinking regimen, it’s also provided rationale for many moderate alcohol consumers to continue on with having two to three drinks per day.Although the threats to the hepatic system resulting from even a few drinks daily have [...]

Read More »