Learn how a 52 year old man whose son died from the bird flu also has the condition in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From China, in a case that is concerning health authorities and public health officials around the world, a 52-year-old man who suddenly died from the bird flu also has a condition. He is hospitalized with a high fever and is positive for the H5N1 strain. This maybe the first instance of human-to-human transmission of the bird flu; but health officials have yet to confirm this. From Bethesda, the Mediterranean diet can prolong life. To better understand the effect of this diet, researchers followed nearly 400,000 healthy individuals for five years. Those on the diet had a 20% lower risk of heart disease and a 17% lower risk of cancer. Essential elements of the diet include eating fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts, and minimizing intake of meat and dairy products. And finally, from New York, high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive decline. Researchers studied over 900 patients who had no memory problems and followed them for five years. Those whose systolic blood pressure was above 140 millimeters of mercury, or whose diastolic blood pressure was above 90 millimeters of mercury were 40% more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. For Insidermedicine in 60, I am Dr. Petra Joller.

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