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 suggests. Experts predict that the number of people […]

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 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...

People on steroids for chronic illness may be more at risk of COVID-19

People taking a type of corticosteroid may be more likely to contract the virus that is causing COVID-19 and may have worse symptoms if they do. Share on PinterestAsthma inhalers contain glucocorticoids, which new advice suggests may raise COVID-19 susceptibility. The...

No evidence that heart, kidney medications raise risk

An idea that has been doing the rounds on social media suggests that certain heart and kidney medications make people more susceptible to COVID-19. A new commentary strongly disputes this. Share on PinterestPeople who doctors have prescribed hypertension medication...