Cardiology

Preventable cardiovascular events are big economic burden

(HealthDay)—Preventable cardiovascular events place a considerable health and economic burden on the United States, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Other

India has 21 million 'unwanted' girls

The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.

Health

Snakebites cost Sri Lanka more than $10 million

Snakebites are a major public health problem in many rural communities around the world, often requiring medical care and affecting victims' ability to work. Every year, snakebites cost the Sri Lankan government more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Economic burden of binge-eating disorder quantified

(HealthDay)—Individuals with binge-eating disorder (BED) have significantly greater economic burden compared to those without BED, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serious liver-related condition on the rise in the US

A new analysis reveals that cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF, a deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis that results in the failure of one or more organs) represent a substantial and increasing ...

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