In large clinical trials conducted worldwide, full dose anti-coagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to moderately ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19 reduced the requirement of vital organ support—such as the need for mechanical ventilation. A trend in possible reduction of mortality was also observed and is being further studied. With...
Nutrition researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health find people whose diets are rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including leafy greens, dark yellow vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, have fewer incidents of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease years later.
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Women who experience menopause before age 40 have an increased risk for aging-related changes in cells that elevate risk for coronary heart disease. Researchers can use this discovery to study the effectiveness of early detection and personalized treatments.
Women ages 50-79 who walk at a casual to brisk pace for at least 150 minutes each week have fewer incidents of elevated blood pressure years later, according to an observational study from the Women’s Health Initiative.
A meta-analysis reviewed the activity patterns of 44,000 people and found 30-40 minutes of exercise each day that gets your heart beating faster and leaves you a little breathless correlated with lower rates of premature death in comparison to adults who were the least active and most sedentary.