Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can’t outrun cardiovascular risk factors

https://ift.tt/2C5qA73 Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease — and they often don’t have any symptoms.

A computational analysis identifies a new clinical phenotype of severe malaria

https://ift.tt/2Picd0U There are more clinical phenotypes of severe malaria than those defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a new study. The results indicate that heart failure can be a pathogenic mechanism of disease, which has implications in the clinical management of these patients.

Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

https://ift.tt/2PV8rfo The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.