(HealthDay)—Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity—brisk walking, dancing or gardening—can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds. Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from […]Continue Reading ...
People with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated level even in long-term use. The results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. […]Continue Reading ...
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester, found that the risk of stillbirth was over four-times higher in women who developed signs of […]Continue Reading ...
Individuals with a history of infection had a two-fold increased risk of developing Sjögren’s syndrome in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. Respiratory, skin, and urogenital infections were most prominently associated with this increased risk. The study included 9,048 individuals from the general population in Sweden and 945 patients with Sjögren’s syndrome–an autoimmune disease characterized […]Continue Reading ...
Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and, to a lesser extent, cancers, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Among study participants the risk of death rose as people drank more sugar-sweetened drinks. In addition, substituting […]Continue Reading ...
A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open-heart surgery for valve replacement—this time in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered low surgical risk—found no difference in the combined rate of disabling stroke or death from any cause at two years. The findings were presented at the American College […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 14 2019 Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A study published in the European Heart Journal by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and colleagues from a range of other Bavarian institutions shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international research provide further evidence that the UK’s National Institute of Health […]Continue Reading ...
To have eggs or not is the question! There have been endless debates on whether having eggs regularly could raise the risk of heart disease. In a study in 2017, eggs were deemed safe for the heart. Now a new study shows that having at least three eggs per week can raise the risk of […]Continue Reading ...
Accidental falls are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults in the United States. While a number of measures can be taken to prevent dangerous and costly spills, a report from the University of Vermont shows that free community-based screenings are effective in influencing older adults to take preventative measures against falls. […]Continue Reading ...
The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death–particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women. The study, led by Harvard […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Black women in their 50s may have more than triple the risk of stroke compared to white women of the same age, according to a new study that also found a healthy lifestyle could help curb much of that risk. The findings suggest strokes are “impacting […]Continue Reading ...
New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates. Researchers say their risk adjustment model could reduce the financial penalty for at […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — The correlation between reproductive events and breast cancer risk varies for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, according to a study published March 8 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Mary Beth Terry, Ph.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues examined whether reproductive events are associated with breast cancer risk […]Continue Reading ...
The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. According to the study published in Pediatrics, any amount of smoking […]Continue Reading ...
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