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2010-05-06 13:35:18

Smoking and Hypertension Cited as Causal Factors in Circulation Article Co-Authored by Columbia Physician-Scientists Annual heart disease and stroke rates in China will rise by up to 73 percent by 2030, given an aging population and other increased risk factors, without policies and prevention efforts aimed at controlling blood pressure and smoking, according to research from Columbia University Medical Center published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart...

2010-03-14 14:29:30

For patients with diabetes and heart disease, less isn't always more "” at least when it comes to blood pressure. New data show an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death for patients having blood pressure deemed too high "” or too low, according to Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., an associate professor of pharmacy and medicine at UF. She reported her findings today (Sunday, March 14) at the American College of Cardiology's 59th annual scientific session in Atlanta. She...

2010-01-11 20:51:05

Study highlights:     * A study found that every hour spent in front of the television per day brings with it an 11 percent greater risk of premature death from all causes, and an 18 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.    * The findings apply to both obese and overweight people as well as people with a healthy weight because prolonged periods of sitting have an unhealthy influence on blood sugar and blood fat levels. Couch potatoes beware:...

2009-10-31 13:27:38

The Second Pan Asian-Pacific ESC Symposium "“ Moving Towards a Global Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management With the rapidly increasing problem of cardiovascular (CVD) disease in Asia Pacific (AP), there is an urgency to raise awareness of risk factors. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is addressing the need to develop and adopt an integrated approach to CVD management, through important events organized in the region. CVD has become more prevalent in India and China...

2009-10-07 15:22:52

An international team of scientists, led by Monash University researchers, has found that anti-oxidants commonly touted for their health-promoting benefits, could contribute to the early onset of Type 2 diabetes. The team, led by Professor Tony Tiganis from the Monash Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has found that molecules known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) may play a protective role in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes by enhancing insulin action. Anti-oxidants...

2009-10-06 15:06:59

We've all heard about the damage that reactive oxygen species (ROS) "“ aka free radicals "“ can do to our bodies and the sales pitches for antioxidant vitamins, skin creams or "superfoods" that can stop them. In fact, there is considerable scientific evidence that chronic ROS production within cells can contribute to human diseases, including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But a new report in the October 7th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, adds to evidence that...

2009-09-21 08:12:11

Many people are not receiving the best possible care when it comes to managing cardiovascular conditions according to two new Australian research studies. The studies highlight the need for wide scale reform to ensure that people at the highest risk of having a heart attack or stroke are identified early and are provided with optimal care. The studies give a comprehensive snapshot of the state of cardiovascular care in the primary health care system for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous...

2009-08-17 09:30:00

The partnership will bridge diabetes and obesity research and treatment ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona have taken another giant step in advancing Orlando as a hub for medical research. Today, officials from Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute came together to announce the appointment of Dr. Steven R. Smith, an internationally-renowned diabetes and obesity researcher, as the new executive director...

2009-06-09 14:35:39

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined there's no difference in mortality among certain patients with type 2 diabetes and stable heart disease. The researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health studied patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease who received prompt bypass surgery or angioplasty and then compared those patients' mortality with patients receiving drug therapy alone. The researchers said they also found that while prompt bypass...

2009-06-01 19:05:51

The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will fuel an explosion in heart failure, researchers in Scotland suggest. John McMurray, professor of cardiology at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland, said about one-third of patients with heart failure have evidence of diabetes, and for them the outlook is very serious and effective treatment is very difficult. McMurray emphasizes obesity is not just associated with an increased risk of heart attack, but also, and especially, with an...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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