Poor health literacy raises risk of death

Poor health literacy raises risk of death

A review of research has found that the ability to obtain and understand basic health information and services partly determines the mortality rate of people with heart failure. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at links between health literacy and health outcomes. Heart failure impairs the capacity of the heart to pump blood around the […]
Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Scientists have known for some time that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study helps to explain why, by showing that the variant has an association with damage to the blood-brain barrier. APOE4 is the leading genetic risk factor for...
Low flavonoid intake associated with Alzheimer’s risk

Low flavonoid intake associated with Alzheimer’s risk

A new study links a low intake of flavonoid-rich foods — such as berries, apples, and tea — with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Share on PinterestA low intake of berries and tea may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study...
Ethnicity may raise mortality risk

Ethnicity may raise mortality risk

Data from the United Kingdom confirm that males, older people, and those with underlying health conditions have a higher risk of COVID-19 death. They also indicate that black and Asian individuals also face a heightened risk not entirely explained by preexisting...
New grip strength thresholds identify diabetes risk

New grip strength thresholds identify diabetes risk

New guidelines align grip strength measurements with the early onset of type 2 diabetes. Share on PinterestA new study suggests that grip strength may indicate type 2 diabetes risk. Early stage type 2 diabetes may not produce obvious symptoms, making detection...