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Flavonols are natural compounds present in plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, and tea leaves.A new study shows that consuming a flavonol-rich diet is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality and mortality risk from certain chronic diseases. Experts recommend increasing flavonol intake through a healthy and varied diet rather…

Researchers say artificial intelligence has helped them identify two subtypes of prostate cancer.They say the new prostate cancer “evotypes” could be used to better diagnose patients and improve treatments.They add that the findings could be especially valuable in treating a disease where both under-treatment and over-treatment can occur.Researchers are reporting…

Impairments in spatial navigation might be an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.Researchers said men showed more spatial navigation impairment than women.They noted that spatial impairment might develop years or decades before symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear.A virtual reality test looking at spatial navigation in midlife…

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that can increase the risk for other health problems, including heart disease. It can be a challenge for doctors to predict heart disease risk in individuals with RA.One recent study identified six biomarkers among individuals with RA that were associated with changes in…

Monitoring and controlling childhood asthma presents many challenges.The CHAMP program in Shelby County, Tennessee, is tackling these issues proactively.Using a multifaceted community approach, program officials say they are making a real difference in people’s lives.They say the improvements include reduced exacerbations, fewer emergency department visits, and reduced costs.In the United…

Share on PinterestResearchers say foods such as cheeseburgers can lead to a number of health issues. hapabapa/Getty ImagesUltra-processed foods undergo numerous industrial processes and include foods such as instant noodles, ready meals and hot dogs.Researchers say a high intake of ultra-processed foods is associated with 32 adverse health outcomes. Experts…

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the loss of synapses, the sites where nerve cells communicate with each other, in brain regions involved in cognitive function.Studies have shown that short chains of the beta-amyloid protein, called oligomers, can cause a dysfunction of synapses and their loss.A new study conducted using nerve…

Past studies have identified some Alzheimer’s early risk factors including age, family history, and genetics. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco have used AI to identify several early risk factors to predict a person’s Alzheimer’s disease up to seven years before symptoms occur. Scientists identified early risk factors…

Close adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of depressive symptoms in older women, according to a new study.Consuming fish and monounsaturated oils, both part of the Mediterranean diet, proved particularly important for the association.While the study involved women and men, researchers saw a greater beneficial…

Microplastics — tiny particles in the air, water, and soil — are increasingly found in drinking water and food supplies around the world.The effects of microplastics on humans have been studied and found to affect the composition and diversity of gut microbiomes.Researchers in China found that boiling hard tap water…

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