Health

Body mass index, age can affect your risk for neck pain

With roughly 80% of jobs being sedentary, often requiring several hours of sitting stooped in front of a computer screen, neck pain is a growing occupational hazard. Smartphones and other devices have also caused people to ...

Cardiology

Heart failure cases soar globally

The number of patients with heart failure worldwide nearly doubled from 33.5 million in 1990 to 64.3 million in 2017. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal ...

Diabetes

Diabetes is a ticking time bomb in sub-Saharan Africa

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition that affects the lives and well-being of individuals, families, and societies globally. It is characterized by excess levels of sugar in the blood.

Cardiology

Ischemic heart disease is major health burden worldwide

(HealthDay)—A total of 126.5 million people lived with ischemic heart disease (IHD) globally in 2017, with 10.6 million new cases occurring, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the European Heart Journal: Quality ...

Health

Poor diet is top contributor to heart disease deaths globally

More than two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, from ...

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