Keep moving: 10,000 steps a day may halve dementia risk

As the global population ages, cases of dementia are also on the rise worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that some 55 millionTrusted Source people currently have dementia, and the number is set to rise to 139 million by 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest form of dementia,…

Rehabilitating spinal cord injury and stroke with graphene and gaming

Scientists are seeking ways to treat spinal injuries with graphene-based implants while VR gaming could help stroke recovery. By VITTORIA D’ALESSIO Few human injuries are as catastrophic as those to the spine. An accident, disease or act of violence affecting the spine can result in poor function – even paralysis – almost anywhere in the…

What is the real-life impact of premenstrual symptoms?

By Katharine Lang updated 20th September 2022— Fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D. Lethargy, bloating, mood swings, breaking out in spots — many people who menstruate experience one or more of these symptoms in the run up to their monthly period. For some, they are merely an inconvenience, but for others they can significantly impact…

Can mosquitoes spread SARS-CoV-2? Experts weigh in

By Corrie Pelc — Fact checkedby Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D. A number of viruses, such as Zika and West Nile, can spread through bites by mosquitoes that carry them. Medical News Today spoke with experts to find if mosquitoes could also carry and transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Zika, dengue, and West Nile are…

Drinking just 2 cups of black tea a day may lower mortality risk

Written by Katharine Lang on August 29, 2022 — Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D. Apart from water, tea is the most widely consumed drink worldwide. Tea contains caffeine, which can be harmful in large quantities, so people are advised to limit their intake of tea and other caffeine-containing drinks, such as coffee. However, tea is also high in antioxidants, associated…

United States Launches New Malaria Reduction Project in Uganda

Updated at 0000 EAT on 8th May 2022. The United States Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), launched yesterday a new project that aims to reduce malaria infections in Uganda by 50 percent over the next five years. This project builds on…

Severe COVID-19 increases risk of future cardiovascular events

By Dr. Priyom Bose, Ph.D.Aug 24 2022Reviewed by Benedette Cuffari, M.Sc. To date, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has infected over 603 million individuals and claimed more than 6.4 million lives worldwide. About 30% of COVID-19 survivors continue to experience a…

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce chronic inflammation, study finds

Written by Annie Lennon — Fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D. Researchers investigated the effects of vitamin D on systematic low-grade inflammation.They found that vitamin D deficiency leads to higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers.They concluded that improving vitamin D status among deficient patients could lower their risk or severity of chronic illnesses with inflammatory componentsSystematic…