News tagged with health risks

Why do young adults start smoking?

The risk of becoming a smoker among young adults who have never smoked is high: 14% will become smokers between the ages of 18 and 24, and three factors predict this behaviour.

Sep 17, 2013
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Huge gaps in hypertension management

A Simon Fraser University researcher studying hypertension rates in the U.S., Canada and England says each country needs to do more to prevent the condition, which is the leading risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

Sep 06, 2013
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Students design prototypes that can predict your health

The Danish health sector offers many different types of treatment, but how will it fare as the population ages and more people develop chronic illnesses? Students taking part in an interdisciplinary summer ...

Sep 06, 2013
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