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 ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can a calculator predict your risk of dementia?

Canadian researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals 55 and over to better understand the ...

Health

Cigarette ads have tobacco foes fuming

A green cigarette? New magazine ads touting cigarettes with "additive-free" organic tobacco use the term "eco-friendly," prompting anti-smoking activists to fume.

Health

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

Most parents want what's best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate. Let's be clear: hitting and unnecessarily hurting children is never justified ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smoking may explain why more men than women die of COVID-19 in Spain

Whether or not you are a smoker could determine how the coronavirus affects you. At least that is what numerous researchers are saying, insisting that tobacco use is to blame for the weakened cardiovascular systems which ...

Health

Daily e-cigarette use may help smokers quit regular cigarettes

A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers to quit smoking ...

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