Cardiology

Lifestyle, not genetics, explains most premature heart disease

Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together ...

Diabetes

Motivational text messages help patients with diabetes

A low-cost text-messaging programme improves blood sugar control in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease. That's the finding of the CHAT-DM randomised trial reported today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Narrowing risk of preeclampsia to a specific phenotype

The force of blood traveling through your arteries and veins determines much of your heart health. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, heart failure, heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease, and when it's ...

Diabetes

Diabetes treatment targets have not improved in the US since 2005

More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes treatment is generally focused on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol level, as well as promoting smoking cessation. A new study by investigators ...

Cardiology

Former NFL players may face higher risk of atrial fibrillation

Former National Football League players were nearly 6 times more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AFib) compared to men of similar age who did not play professional football, according to new research in Journal of the ...

Health

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes

On average, people spend over 3,500 days (or 84,000 hours) at work over a lifetime. This makes work the ideal place to encourage and support physical activity and exercise. And a new study from Germany shows that doing so ...

Medications

Americans' prescription med use is declining

(HealthDay)—Bucking a longstanding upward trend, new data shows that the percentage of Americans taking any prescription drug has fallen slightly over the past decade.

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