Cardiovascular Disease

A means of combatting childhood obesity

Recently, the World Health Organisation has highlighted that child obesity is a major problem. More than 40 million pre-school children worldwide are now overweight, the UK being no exception. Child obesity ...

Nov 06, 2014
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The Lancet: 'Ageing well' must be a global priority

A major new Series on health and ageing, published in The Lancet, warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic diseas ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Vitamin D levels examined for long-term health effects

A West Australian study has recorded the vitamin D levels of local children, along with the genes involved in its production, setting the foundation for future research into vitamin D effects on a person's ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Adjusting your body clock when the time changes

As we reset our clocks and watches for daylight saving time, it's a good opportunity to think about our body clocks as well. Our bodies naturally operate on 24-hour cycles, called circadian rhythms, that ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Preventing cardiovascular disease in old aortas

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of people in the U.S. An early sign of CVD is increased aortic stiffness, a change that becomes more prevalent as we age. Now, researchers at Sargent College of Boston University ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Bone loss drugs may help prevent endometrial cancer

A new analysis suggests that women who use bisphosphonates—medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions—have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the ...

People trust typical-looking faces most

Being "average" is often considered a bad thing, but new research suggests that averageness wins when people assess the trustworthiness of a face. The research indicates that, while typical-looking faces ...