Cardiovascular Disease

New research can improve heart health

Danish researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have shown that people with variation in a gene that inhibits a specific protein in the blood – the so-called apolipoprotein C3 – have a significantly ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Vitamin D may play an important role in cancer prognosis

Researchers have found that people with very low levels of vitamin D appear to be at higher risk of death from all causes (including cancer) and say that vitamin D could play an important role in cancer prognosis in a paper ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Pain pilot explores hand shiatsu treatment as sleep aid

(Edmonton) There was a time, back in Nancy Cheyne's youth, when she combined the poise and grace of a ballerina with the daring and grit of a barrel racer. When she wasn't pursuing either of those pastimes, ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Sedentary behavior increases the risk of certain cancers

Physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers, according to a study published June 16 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Ca ...

Jun 16, 2014
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