People who feel lightheaded when they stand up may be at an increased risk for stroke and dementia. A new study in neurology looked at middle-aged people who experience a sudden drop in blood pressure,  known as orthostatic hypotension, when they get up. Researchers found those who had the condition at the start of the study were 54% more likely to develop dementia and more than twice as likely to have a stroke than those without the condition.

A new study shows women are under-represented in drug trials for heart disease. Researchers in Montreal found 71% of the participants in clinical trials for new heart drugs are men even though the majority of cardiovascular patients are women. 

Eating a Mediterranean diet may help with the skin condition psoriasis. A new study in JAMA Dermatology finds the closer people adhere to the diet, which is filled with fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts, the less severe their symptoms. 

1. Neurology
2. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 
3. JAMA Dermatology