MedDay – August 1, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS News) — Too much or too little hemoglobin in your blood can lead to an increased risk of dementia later in life. That’s according to researchers in the Netherlands who found the level of protein in red blood cells may be linked to memory issues for seniors.

A new guideline from the Endocrine Society recommends older adults get screened regularly for cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk. Scientists found measuring the waistline, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar during doctor visits can detect heart disease and diabetes earlier.

And stress can make cervical cancer even more dangerous. Researchers in Stockholm found women who experienced a stressful life event, like a divorce or death in the family, were 20% more likely to die from the disease.

Those are some of the day’s top health stories.
Kenneth Craig, CBS News – New York

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