How persistent asthma might harm the heart. When the respiratory condition is relentless, it appears tied to plaque in the carotid arteries, increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke, researchers say. Read more
Long COVID often brings another issue: stigma. Patients can face the skepticism of others, a new study says — employers and doctors questioning whether they’re really sick, friends avoiding them, family losing patience. Read more
High deductibles keep some women from follow-up after troubling mammogram. Out-of-pocket costs may make as many as 1 in 5 women forgo additional screening when an initial mammogram finds an abnormality, a new U.S. study finds. Read more
Relax, a little stress might be good for you. At low levels, stress was linked to improvements in brain functions such as working memory, researchers report. Read more
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