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High blood pressure ages our brains faster

People whose blood pressure falls at the higher end of the normal recommended range might still be at risk of accelerated brain ageing, suggests a new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) found that optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay biologically six months younger than our… Read More »

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

High cholesterol: Do your nails look a certain way? Danger signs your levels are too high

According to Medicover Hospitals, black or reddish-brown spots on your nails can signal high cholesterol levels. “The condition is caused by small, damaged blood vessels under the nail,” explains the health site. The black or reddish-brown spots have the following distinguishing characteristics: Do not change appearance when you apply pressure to the nail Appear in… Read More »

High cholesterol symptoms: Three serious warning signs in your feet – what to look for

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood that can cause life-threatening complications by clogging up your arteries. Heart attacks often absorb most of the attention but another possible complication is peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD begins when LDL (“bad”) cholesterol passes from the blood into the wall of an artery, explains Harvard Health.… Read More »

36 suburbs placed on high alert

NSW Health officials have placed 140,000 residents across 36 new suburbs on high alert after the sewage surveillance program detected traces of the virus on the state’s Central Coast. The region also has one positive case, as well as another case from western Sydney who visited Avoca Beach recently. The virus was detected at a… Read More »