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AFTER HEART ATTACK, PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO TAKE THEIR MEDS

A study says after they wind up hospitalized for a heart attack, people may do a better job following doctors’ orders to take drugs prescribed to protect against cardiac problems. The lead study author (Columbia University Medical Center) said, “Our theory is that the heart attack hospitalization appeared to serve as a teachable moment, or a wake-up call, to patients to do everything possible to prevent another heart attack.”   […]

todayMay 31, 2021 1

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MEMORIES WILL FADE AS YOU AGE, UNTIL ONLY THE BASIC GIST REMAINS

Although some people say they can still remember things that happened decades ago with perfect clarity, a new study finds that’s not how the brain typically works. Researchers (Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham) have discovered that as more time passes, only the most meaningful elements of those experiences stick in our minds. Researchers say it’s natural for a person’s memories to become less vibrant over time. At a certain point, […]

todayMay 29, 2021

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HOW MANY SIBLINGS YOU HAVE, BEING FIRSTBORN IMPACTS HEART DISEASE RISK

Are you the firstborn in your family? If so, a new study finds you’re at a lower risk of suffering a heart attack than your brothers and sisters. Moreover, Swedish researchers report the more siblings one has in general, the more likely they are to experience adverse cardiovascular events. Usually, when heart issues occur, doctors look to mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa for any signs of heart disease in the […]

todayMay 27, 2021 1

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DOGS CAN TELL IF YOU HAVE COVID-19

It turns out man’s best friend may be one of the best ways to detect COVID-19 in humans, according to a new French study. Scientists (National Veterinary School of Alfort) say the ability of dogs to detect the coronavirus in sweat from people was “very promising.” The study was conducted from March 16 to April 9 in France and looked at two different tests to detect COVID-19: a nasopharyngeal swab […]

todayMay 24, 2021 4

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PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT OR SINGING CAN HELP BRAIN DEFEND AGAINST DEMENTIA

It’s no secret music has many hidden powers. Studies have revealed how our favourite tunes can do everything from making us feel happier to making children brighter in school. A new study (University of Pittsburgh) finds participating in music — through singing or using an instrument — can help the brain ward off the effects of cognitive decline. Researchers say music boosts the brains of patients in the early stages […]

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