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Link Between High Blood Pressure, Immune System, and Cognitive Decline Revealed

Summary: Immune system cells’ response in the brain’s protective covering may contribute to cognitive decline in individuals with chronic high blood pressure. New research provides insights into new ways to counteract high blood pressure’s impact on cognition. Hypertension affects over a billion people globally, and this study found that immune cells’ abnormal activation in the …


Pressure mounts on NHS as norovirus cases rise

Winter pressures are “already mounting” on the NHS, new data shows, amid high levels of norovirus and problems getting patients out of hospital to care in the community. NHS leaders warned that the current cold weather was likely to exacerbate pressures on services. Last week an average of 351 people were in hospital with symptoms …