Chronic Diseases

Cash incentives spur poor to buy healthier foods

(HealthDay)—A recent program encouraged healthy eating by offering extra spending power to poor people who get government assistance to buy food. The only catch: They had to purchase healthier types of ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Large study links nut consumption to reduced death rate

In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn't consume nuts, say scientists from ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Chronic diseases taking up more of GPs' time

GPs in Australia are working three hours less per week in direct clinical care, however they are dealing with more health problems per visit, research led by the University of Sydney shows.

Nov 19, 2013
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Chronic diseases hinder good cancer survival rates

There are many people in this position and the number is increasing; cancer patients who not only have to fight against cancer, but also suffer from other diseases. So-called comorbidity is a large and growing problem, not ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Five flu myths debunked

Scientists and flu researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research Institute shot down five common but wrong flu myths this week during an influenza seminar sponsored by the ...

Nov 15, 2013
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