Health note: Studies have found that people with kidney disease are 70% more likely to suffer from dementia
A major study found that people with kidney disease are 70% more likely to develop dementia.
Swedish researchers have tracked 300,000 people over the age of 65 in the past 5 years and analyzed the results of blood tests that measure kidney function.
Scientists have found that there is a clear relationship between decreased kidney function and cognitive decline.
When the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood, it may affect the tiny blood vessels that supply the heart and brain.
A major study found that people with kidney disease are 70% more likely to develop dementia (file photo)
Experts have previously suggested that this may be the reason behind the link, although it has not yet been determined.
The author of the study, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said: “Our analysis shows that up to 10% of dementia cases may be attributable to chronic kidney disease.”
Backache? Try robo-physio!
Patients with back pain who cannot see a physical therapist due to Covid safety restrictions can now use robotic alternatives.
BackHug, (£99 a month, mybackhug.com) looks like a massage chair, with 28 human-sized fingers embedded in it, which can apply pressure to the problem area like a physical therapy.
After pairing it with a smartphone app via Bluetooth, patients can choose a therapy from 2,000 therapies, which can be selected by a physical therapist, and the intensity and pressure can be adjusted. Users report pain loss as high as 50%.
BackHug, as shown in the picture above (£99 per month, mybackhug.com), looks like a massage chair and has 28 human-sized fingers embedded to apply pressure to the problem area
According to a study by the British Heart Foundation, if you have a mild Covid-19 infection, you will not suffer from the long-term heart problems seen in hospitalized patients.
Experts have determined that as many as half of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 have their hearts damaged due to chronic lack of oxygen caused by lung failure and inflammation, and there is concern that those with milder conditions will also suffer. The same hurt.
But now, doctors at the Barts Health NHS Trust say that after studying scans of health care workers six months after the infection, there is no evidence of this risk.
There was no difference in the size of myocardium or the ability to draw blood between mildly infected individuals and healthy controls.
A study by the British Heart Foundation shows that if you have a mild Covid-19 infection, you will not suffer from the long-term heart disease of hospitalized patients (file photo)
A new analysis shows that the most popular fertility app in the UK is sharing users’ private data.
Millions of women use smartphone apps to track their monthly cycles and help them discover their fertility. Many applications require personal information.
However, after analyzing the strategies of the seven most widely used applications, the researchers found that many applications are sharing information, often selling data to third-party companies.
Dr. Teresa Almeida, a co-author of the study at Umeå University in Sweden, said: “A more cautious approach is needed in the design and development of technology.”