Is COVID-19 hurting your heart? A new study finds cardiac muscle damage in COVID patients

Is COVID-19 hurting your heart?  A new study finds cardiac muscle damage in COVID patients

For months, scientists have been expressing concern about the increase in cardiovascular diseases among COVID-19 patients, even after the SARS-CoV-2 virus has long since cleared their bodies. These heart issues have long been part of the larger conversation about the long-term aftermath of COVID-19, with a June study by the Department of Veterans Affairs even … Read more

Dementia diagnosis increases suicide risk for those under age 65, study finds

Dementia diagnosis increases suicide risk for those under age 65, study finds

CNN — A diagnosis of dementia more than doubles the risk of suicide in the first three months after a patient is told the news, according to the latest research. The study, which followed nearly 600,000 English people for 18 years, found patients who already had a psychiatric condition, or who were younger than age … Read more

Vegetarians are twice as likely to be depressed: study

Vegetarians are twice as likely to be depressed: study

Could a burger a day keep the depression away? A new study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders found that beef was the only food linked to a lower risk of depression. Researchers wanted to look into the association between vegetarianism and depression among adults. They asked 14,216 people in Brazil between the ages … Read more

High blood pressure linked to faster cognitive decline, dementia risk

High blood pressure linked to faster cognitive decline, dementia risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — High blood pressure, or hypertension, often causes people to feel perpetually stressed out or angry. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan say people with hypertension may also experience a faster deterioration in their cognitive abilities (thinking skills, decision making, memory) in comparison to those with normal blood pressure. The team … Read more

CDC Says We Probably Can’t Get Rid of Monkeypox Now

CDC Says We Probably Can't Get Rid of Monkeypox Now

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some good and bad news about the country’s ongoing monkeypox outbreak. New cases are slowing down, likely thanks to a combination of vaccination and education efforts. But it’s also likely that the virus won’t be eradicated here and will … Read more

A New Explanation for Consciousness

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Summary: A new theory of consciousness suggests decisions are made unconsciously, then about half a second later, they become conscious. Source: Boston University Consciousness is your awareness of yourself and the world around you. This awareness is subjective and unique to you. A Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine researcher has developed a … Read more

Eating lots of red meat or ice cream can make it gloopy and harder to maintain an erection or orgasm

Eating lots of red meat or ice cream can make it gloopy and harder to maintain an erection or orgasm

If you struggle to get it up, blame your blood. Dr. Florence Comite, an endocrinologist from Brooklyn, New York, says the flow, consistency and content of someone’s blood plays a crucial role in their sex life. Having too much sugar, cholesterol and iron in the bloodstream can narrow vessels, making it harder for blood to … Read more