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Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk

A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. Researchers from Michigan Medicine’s Sleep Disorders Centers analyzed Medicare claims of more than 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older who had been diagnosed with […]

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Cardiovascular risk factors tied to poor pregnancy outcomes

(HealthDay)—Risk factors for heart disease put expectant mothers at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO) as well as increased chances of high blood pressure years after delivery, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Janet M. Catov, Ph.D., from the Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh, […]

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Poor diabetes control in children tied to high risk for COVID-19 complications, death

Children with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes have a 10 times higher risk of COVID-19-related complications and death compared to those with well-controlled diabetes, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. “This study shows keeping diabetic children’s blood sugar under control is more important than ever during the […]