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Direct Correlation Between Smoking And Mortality
2014-08-26 03:48:14

University of Copenhagen A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking. The findings have been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. It is a fact that smoking is harmful and associated with deadly diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Researchers also...

2014-07-03 12:51:53

University of Copenhagen Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. The findings have just been published in the scientific Journal of Clinical Investigation. Being one of the most important signal substances...

Heart Attack Risk Linked To Low Vitamin D Levels
2012-09-25 09:13:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17 million people die from heart disease every year. With this staggering statistic, it is no wonder that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for adults around the globe. In order to better understand heart disease, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital went about studying vitamin D. The group of investigators recently...

2008-07-24 09:01:13

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB AG are announcing that one of Scandinavia's leading cancer centers has ordered three Novalis Tx(TM) radiosurgery platforms which combine the most advanced technologies from both companies to offer superior non-invasive radiosurgery for patients. Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen has ordered two new Novalis Tx radiosurgery platforms and the associated suite of accessories and will upgrade an existing...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.