News tagged with cardiovascular risk
We're often told by the popular press and well-meaning family and friends that, for good health, we should fall asleep quickly and sleep solidly for about eight hours—otherwise we're at risk of physical ...
Health Aug 28, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 0
Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., knew he had a one-of-a-kind scientific opportunity: the Russians were going to simulate a flight to Mars, and he was invited to study the participating cosmonauts.
Medical research Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to a team of Penn State, Tufts University ...
Health May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report.
Health Oct 09, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0
People who are of normal weight but have fat concentrated in their bellies have a higher death risk than those who are obese, according to Mayo Clinic research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress ...
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 2 |
A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States. The rise in the incidence ...
Diabetes Jul 05, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—For the millions of Americans at risk for heart disease or diabetes, a diet that includes tart cherries might actually be better than what the doctor ordered, according to new animal research ...
Health Apr 24, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Depression may inhibit the anti-inflammatory effects typically associated with physical activity and light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The benefits of taking statins to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease outweigh the increased risk of developing diabetes experienced by some patients who take these cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to an Article ...
Diabetes Aug 09, 2012 | 3 / 5 (4) | 1
The scents which permeate our health spas from aromatic essential oils may provide more benefits than just a sense of rest and well-being.
Cardiology Nov 29, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Low levels of a naturally occurring steroid are associated with an increased risk of heart and blood-vessel disease in elderly men, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th ...
Cardiology Jun 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
After years of having it drilled into their heads, most people now know that LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the "bad" cholesterol package that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and HDL (high-density ...
Health Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Assessment of sexual function should be incorporated into cardiovascular risk evaluation for all men, regardless of the presence or absence of known cardiovascular disease, according to Dr. Ajay Nehra, lead author of a report ...
Cardiology Aug 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The randomised trial, which is the first ever study evaluating the effect of type 2 diabetes screening programmes on overall mortality rates in a population, assessed the number of deaths over ten years in a group of more ...
Diabetes Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Following implementation of workplace smoke-free laws, the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) decreased significantly in Olmsted County, Minn., according to a study published online Oct. ...
Cardiology Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Non-infectious diseases are those diseases that are not caused by a pathogen and cannot be shared from one person to another. Diseases caused by these organisms are infectious diseases. There are many kinds of non-infectious diseases.
A non-infectious disease is a disease that may be caused by either the environment, nutritional deficiencies or genetic inheritances. Some examples include; Environmental causes such as skin cancer from radiation (from the Sun), or lack of food (e.g. scurvy from lack of Vitamin C), genetic disorders, or any source other than an infection. They can also be caused by drugs and carcinogens (cancer-causing agents).
Non-infectious diseases cannot be spread from person to person as in infectious disease, but can be passed down genetically in some cases such as hemophilia in the royal blood line.
Historically, infectious diseases were the main cause of death in the world and, indeed, in some developing regions this may still be the case. With the development of antibiotics and vaccination programs, infectious disease is no longer the leading cause of death in the western world.
Non-infectious disease is now responsible for the leading causes of death in both developed and some developing countries.
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