News tagged with health factors
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 63 percent of the deaths that occurred in 2008 were attributed to non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity—for ...
Health Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of Northwestern University scientists will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators in Washington D.C. Oct. 18 to advocate for important changes in the agency's guidelines for reproductive health ...
Health Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—In addition to mothers, fathers also have an independent influence on adolescent sexual behavior, according to research published online Oct. 15 in Pediatrics.
Pediatrics Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Babies born prematurely to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk for developing dangerous brain bleeds that require multiple surgeries and extensive follow-up, according to a small Johns Hopkins Children's ...
Pediatrics Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A study by Stirling's Dr Ruth Jepson has determined that South Asian people in the UK will be more likely to exercise if it can be done as part of a group and has a social element.
Health Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Curbs on children's daily screen time and delaying the age at which they start "the world's favorite pastime" are urgently needed to stave off the risk of serious health and developmental problems, argues a leading psychologist ...
Health Oct 09, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Walking with a slouched or despondent body posture can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy, but those feelings can be reversed by walking in a more upright position, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Uterine fibroids are the most common type of pelvic tumors in women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are the first to discover a genetic risk ...
Genetics Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study has placed young indigenous females at the highest risk of sustaining assault-related injuries in Queensland.
Health Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Daily low dose aspirin could slow the decline in brain power among elderly women at high risk of heart disease, indicates observational research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Medications Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—People who spend a lot of time sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease, according to a new study.
Health Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Low levels of vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with increased mortality in African American and Caucasian older adults, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's ...
Health Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Those who smoke and drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who don't, according to a study led by a University of Michigan Health System gastroenterologist.
Cancer Oct 01, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The CRCgene database, which gathers all genetic association studies on colorectal cancer, allows for researchers to accurately interpret the risk factors of the disease and provides insight into the direction of further colorectal ...
Cancer Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—About 10 percent of U.K. women who undergo cesarean section develop a surgical site infection, with the odds significantly increased for overweight or obese women, according to a study published ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0