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Tax On Salt Could Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Deaths By 3 Percent
2012-04-23 04:25:01

Preliminary data from new Harvard report presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Voluntary industry reductions in salt content and taxation on products containing salt in 19 developing countries could reduce the number of deaths each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 2-3 per cent in these countries. The preliminary data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology are the first findings from a new report from Harvard that will be...

2011-11-04 10:20:06

Differences in coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer mortality rates between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Role of diet and nutrition Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the UK population adopted the average diet eaten in England, concludes research published in BMJ Open. Death rates for cardiovascular disease and cancer are higher in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland than they are in England, and it is well known that these diseases are...

2011-06-15 14:47:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Heart Federation members from around the globe, including Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, African Heart Network, Pakistan's Heartfile, Danish Heart Foundation, Asia Pacific Heart Network and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, gathered today in New York for a meeting hosted by the American Heart Association with United Nations country representatives to discuss the growing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As...

2008-09-03 06:00:06

By LYNDSAY MOSS HEALTH CORRESPONDENT ALMOST four million people in the UK are unaware they have a high risk of developing heart disease, a major new study has found. Researchers said one in three people who were most at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the next ten years had not yet been diagnosed. The findings were based on tests on more than 71,000 people aged 18 and over who were screened in 35 towns and cities across Scotland, England and Wales. The results,...

2008-09-03 00:00:06

NEARLY four million people in the UK may be unaware they are at high risk of developing heart disease, a major study has revealed. Researchers say one in three who are most at risk of getting cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the next 10 years has not yet been diagnosed. More than 71,000 people aged 18 and over were screened in 35 towns and cities across Scotland, England and Wales for the Oxford University study. The results suggest that 7.9million people have already been diagnosed...

2008-07-07 09:00:03

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems. It is the strongest guidance ever given on the issue by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which was to release its new guidelines today. The academy also recommends low-fat milk for 1- year-olds and wider cholesterol testing. Dr. Stephen Daniels,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'