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Plant-based diet may prevent cognitive decline

WT24 Desk New research finds that following a diet rich in plant-based foods and low in animal products during midlife is associated with a significantly lower risk of cognitive impairment later in life, according to MNT. According to the latest estimates from the United Nations, there are currently 137 million people over the age of 80 worldwide. Experts expect this number to ...

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Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

WT24 Desk A study finds that increased activity over the age of 60 can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to MNT. In 2015, 900 millionTrusted Source people, globally, were over the age of 60. By 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) expect that number to reach 2 billion. While it is common for people to become less active as ...

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The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

WT24 Desk Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases, MNT reports. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep. Some people experience both. Around 1 in 4 adults in the United States ...

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Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk

WT24 Desk Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that people who are taller also have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition, and that there may be a genetic link, according to MNT. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 2.7–6.1 millionTrusted Source people in the United States have atrial fibrillation. Though ...

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Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk?

WT24 Desk A new study has found a link between lower muscle mass and a higher risk of cardiovascular events — at least in males aged 45 and over. This association, the research indicates, is valid even for males with no history of heart disease, according to MNT. Some loss of skeletal muscle mass occurs naturally as people age. This ...

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Late evening eating may compromise women’s heart health

WT24 Desk New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women, according to MNT. Evidence is accumulating that meal times can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow ...

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Dengue infects 128 more

Patients hospitalised in 24 hrs WT24 Desk A total of 128 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, Agencies report. Fifty six of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,929 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of ...

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143 more infected by dengue

Hospitalized in 24hrs WT24 Desk Some 143 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Saturday., Agencies report. Fifty-four of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,683 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 96,636 made full recovery. ...

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149 more dengue patients

Hospitalised in 24hrs WT24 Desk Some 149 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Friday, Agencies report. Fifty-seven of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Since January, 97,540 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 96,529 made full recovery. ...

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Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions

WT24 Desk Doctors writing in a leading medical journal have put forth a case for doing away with daylight saving time (DST) transitions. They argue that these annual transitions to and from DST misalign biological clocks, with long term consequences for health, according to MNT. In the United States, DST begins on the second Sunday of March, when most parts ...

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