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How diet and hypertension sway risks for heart disease and cancer

In a recent research review published in Nature Reviews Cardiology, researchers reviewed epidemiological studies on shared mechanisms and modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. CVD and cancer are leading causes of morbidity and death worldwide, and both illnesses are increasingly understood to be fundamentally linked. Understanding the risk factors and processes that…

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New study reveals lifestyle factors boosting IVF success

In a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology, researchers examined how lifestyle factors and fertility-specific quality of life (QOL) influence the outcomes of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments. Study: Lifestyle and fertility-specific quality of life affect reproductive outcomes in couples undergoing in vitro fertilization. Image Credit: Corona Borealis Studio / Shutterstock …

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Blood protein could be a potential biomarker for delayed concussion recovery in children

Researchers have discovered a blood protein that could help detect which children will experience ongoing concussion symptoms more than two weeks after an injury. The research, led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, found the protein was a potential biomarker for delayed recovery from concussion in children. For…

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Ninerafaxstat shows good tolerability and safety in nonobstructive HCM patients

The investigational drug ninerafaxstat showed a good tolerability and safety profile, along with evidence of improvements in symptoms and exercise capacity among people with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), according to results of a 12-week phase 2 trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session. Ninerafaxstat is designed to help the heart work…

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How incentives and games encourage exercise

In a recent study published in the journal Circulation, researchers evaluated the effects of gamification and financial incentives on physical activity in individuals at risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Higher physical activity is associated with a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular events and improved control of cardiovascular risk factors. By leveraging behavioral economic concepts, such…

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Consistent walking improves brain function in older adults

In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers explored how changes in daily step counts and variability affect cognitive function in older adults during a 10-week physical activity intervention. Study: Association between changes in habitual stepping activity and cognition in older adults. Image Credit: SibRapid / Shutterstock Background  Aging often leads…

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