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2012-01-25 04:33:55

Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need to reduce tobacco smoking and to improve ongoing programs designed to help people manage multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, according to a study published in...

2011-09-26 11:09:07

Exposure to goats could increase the risk of a certain type of lung cancer, according to French researchers. The study, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (25 September 2011), has linked a professional exposure to goats with a distinct subset of lung cancer, known as pneumonic-type lung adenocarcinoma (P-ADC). This form of lung cancer has a weak association with tobacco smoking when compared with other types of the disease....

2011-08-29 11:15:41

People with lower incomes or education levels need more aggressive treatment People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated, according to a recent UC Davis study. Published online in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, the outcomes also show that this risk persists even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. "Being poor or...

2011-08-02 15:15:30

The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings, according to a new analysis of medical records and surveys of more than 3,500 people. For all the ills that result from bad parenting, new evidence from an epidemiological study of thousands of people suggests coronary heart disease (CHD) might be added to that list. "We often think about how the early family psychosocial environment influences the mental health of...

2011-05-18 16:11:05

If you're middle-aged, the answer could provide a strong predictor of your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade or more. In two separate studies, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that how fast a middle-age person can run a mile can help predict the risk of dying of heart attack or stroke decades later for men and could be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease for women. In one recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,...

2011-04-15 08:13:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. However, treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems. Researchers studied 837 people with mild cognitive impairment, the stage of memory loss...

2011-04-15 01:30:00

GENEVA, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from a large pan-European study suggest that up to 135,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart attacks and strokes, could be prevented in Europe each year though better control of risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes.[1] This equates to one preventable death every four minutes.[1] The European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Daily...

2011-04-13 21:59:24

Treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems. The research is published in the April 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers followed 837 people with mild cognitive impairment, the stage of memory loss that often leads to Alzheimer's...

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2011-04-05 10:18:33

Health experts have found that the risk of heart attack jump by two-thirds for those who spend 11 hours or more at work compared to those who spend only 7 or 8 hours per day. A University College London study published on Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that doctors should take patients' working hours under consideration when assessing risk of developing heart disease, epidemiologist Mika Kivimäki claims. The study was funded by the taxpayer-funded Medical...

2011-02-23 08:24:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- High cholesterol and blood pressure in middle age may not only be risk factors for heart disease, but also for developing early cognitive and memory problems, according to this study. Participants of the study included 3,486 men and 1,341 women with an average age of 55 who underwent cognitive tests three times over ten years. The tests measured reasoning, memory, fluency, and vocabulary. Participants received a Framingham risk scores that is used to predict 10-year risk...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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