How we commute associated with cancer and mortality risk

How we commute associated with cancer and mortality risk

A recent study suggests that in comparison with those who cycle or take the train, people who drive to work have higher rates of cancer, death from heart disease, and total death from all causes. Share on PinterestNew research examines the associations between different types of commute and cancer and mortality risk. Traveling to work […]
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...
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...