HEALTH ADVICE: Study results show that people with kidney disease are 70 percent more likely to develop dementia
According to a large study, people with kidney disease are 70 percent more likely to develop dementia.
Swedish researchers followed 300,000 people over 65 for five years and analyzed the results of a blood test to measure kidney function.
The scientists found a clear link between decreased kidney function and cognitive decline.
When the kidneys are unable to remove waste products from the blood, the tiny blood vessels that supply the heart and brain can be affected.
According to a large study, people with kidney disease are 70 percent more likely to develop dementia (file photo).
Experts previously suggested that this could be the reason for the link, although it’s not final yet.
The authors of the study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden say, “Our analysis suggests that up to ten percent of dementia cases may be due to chronic kidney disease.”
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If you have a mild Covid-19 infection, you will not suffer from the long-term heart problems that patients experience in hospital, according to a study by the British Heart Foundation.
Experts have found permanent damage – caused by oxygen starvation from lung failure and inflammation – in the hearts of up to half of people hospitalized with Covid-19, and there was concern that those with less severe illness would suffer.
But now doctors at the Barts Health NHS Trust say there’s no evidence of risk after examining scans from health care workers six months after infection.
No difference in heart muscle size or blood pumping ability was found between those with mild infection and healthy controls.
If you have mild Covid-19 infection, according to a study by the British Heart Foundation (file photo), you won’t have the long-term heart problems that patients experience in the hospital.
The UK’s most popular fertility apps share users’ sensitive data, according to a new analysis.
Millions of women use smartphone apps to track their monthly cycles and know when they are fertile. Many of the apps ask for personal information.
After analyzing the guidelines of seven of the most widely used apps, the researchers found that many share the information and often sell data to third-party companies.
Dr. Teresa Almeida, co-author of the study at Umea University in Sweden, said, “A more careful approach to the design and development of technology is needed.”