Death rates from cancer will fall in Australasian countries and Russia in 2018: researchers call for urgent measures on tobacco control, especially in Russia

Researchers predict that death rates from cancer will fall in 2018 in Australasian countries and in Russia. However, a greater proportion of the population will die in Russia from the disease than in any of the other countries, mainly because … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death

The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study of over 116,000 people in seven regions of the world, published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Chemicals in personal care and household products linked to earlier puberty in girls

Chemicals that are widely used in personal care and household products are linked to girls entering puberty at earlier ages, according to findings from a long-running study of mothers and children. The study in Human Reproduction [1], one of the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Baby’s first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, published in ERJ Open Research, suggests that … Continue reading

Published Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects

Researchers have discovered evidence that endurance exercise, such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better than resistance exercise, which involves strength training with weights. In a study published in the European Heart Journal [1], researchers … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Exposure to e-cigarette adverts linked to teenagers using e-cigarettes and smoking

The more often adolescents say they have seen adverts for e-cigarettes, the more often they use both e-cigarettes and smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. The study took place in Germany, where regulations around … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Residual inflammation risk affects outcomes in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention

Patients who have persistently high levels of inflammation following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease are significantly more likely to die from any cause or to have a heart attack within a year, according to a study of … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Bullying and violence at work increases the risk of cardiovascular disease

People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work are at higher risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link, which is published … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Patients with rare, incurable digestive tract cancers respond to new drug combination

Dublin, Ireland: Patients with rare, but incurable cancers of the digestive tract have responded well to a combination of two drugs that block the MEK and BRAF pathways, which drive the disease in some cases. They have survived for longer … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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