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Study: High blood pressure speeds cognitive decline in middle-aged, older adults
Middle-aged and older adults with elevated blood pressure are at increased risk for more rapid cognitive decline, according to a study published by the journal Hypertension.
Statins reduce heart disease risk even in older adults, studies find
Older adults benefit at least as much as young people from cholesterol-lowering medications that reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, according to two studies published by The Lancet.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears safe, shows signs of working in older adults: Study
Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc.’s coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said.
Obese adults sleep less than others, study finds
Obese adults get about 15 minutes less sleep per night than those who maintain a healthy weight or are merely overweight, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine found.
What happens when babies with heart defects become adults?
More than 90 percent of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults have a chronic, lifelong condition and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has produced advice to give the best chance of a normal life. The guidelines were published online in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.
WHO says children aged 12 and over should wear masks like adults
The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach.
Toddlers tend to deal with uncertainty same way as adults
Understanding what's going on in the mind of toddlers is helpful in improving everything from education and parenting to pre-school entertainment, and new research sheds light on how these young kids react to a feeling we've all had at some point: Uncertainty.
One in three young adults may face severe COVID-19 in US, UCSF study shows
As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the US, a new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals indicates that youth may not shield people from serious disease.
Adults with obesity more likely to develop H1N1 influenza
Adults with obesity are more susceptible to influenza A/H1N1pdm — the swine flu virus, according to a new study that did not, however, find a similar association with the seasonal flu.
Complications following colonoscopy more likely in older adults
Just under four percent of adults who undergo their first colonoscopy experience complications after the procedure, according to a study published by JAMA Network Open.
How adults with facial paralysis regain their smiles
So much is said with a smile it's a universal mode of communication that most of us take for granted. But Luigi Quafisi lost the ability to smile because of a benign tumor called an acoustic neuroma that was located near his ear.
Poorest adults in worse health now than older generation
The poorest third of the UK’s older working-age adults today have worse health than people born a century ago had at the same age, according to research that also shows the health gap between rich and poor is growing.
Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further.
Sleep hours might elevate risk of cancer, early death in adults
People who had high blood pressure or diabetes and slept less than 6 hours had twice the increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke.
Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer
Adults with HIV are more likely to continue life-saving treatments if their primary health care providers show respect, unconditional empathy without judgement and demonstrate an ability to partner with patients in decision making to address their goals, a Rutgers study finds.

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