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2011-05-26 06:49:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Postmenopausal women who frequently consume baked or broiled fish may have a lower risk of developing heart failure, according to a new study. However, those who consume a lot of fried fish have a higher risk for heart trouble. Heart failure affects about 5.7 million Americans. There are many different known causes of heart failure. Some of these include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight, a lack of physical activity, and a poor diet. Researchers...

2011-05-24 15:30:00

Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people. The study has been published in the scientific journal Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental...

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,...

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2011-05-18 06:05:00

Binge drinking, which is widespread among university students, especially in the United States, has been found to destroy long term memory even in young adults. Researchers believe that heavy consumption of alcohol makes it more difficult to build new memories because the hippocampus -- an area in the brain's center that plays a vital role in learning and memory -- is very susceptible to alcohol's poisonous effects. In a Spanish study, to be published in the August 2011 issue of Alcoholism:...

2011-05-16 20:45:07

    * Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves.    * Of the two classifications of alcoholism "“ types I and II "“ the former is less severe but more prevalent.    * New findings show that a "moderate" alcohol dose can increase subjective responses of stimulation and elevate positive mood state in individuals with an FHP of type I alcoholism. Researchers have long known...

2011-05-06 14:12:53

Study of deaths from cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh reveals interaction Arsenic exposure and smoking each elevate the risk of disease. But when combined together, the danger of dying from cardiovascular disease is magnified, a new study finds. Exposure to high or even moderate levels of the toxin arsenic through drinking water can elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, according to a new study published in British Medical Journal. Exposed individuals who smoke were hit...

2011-05-06 13:54:23

Arsenic exposure from drinking water and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh: Prospective cohort study Exposure to even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially among smokers, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Arsenic is a natural element of the Earth's crust and high concentrations in groundwater pose a public health threat to millions of people worldwide. High levels of arsenic exposure from...

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2011-05-05 10:56:19

In the midst of ongoing concerns about radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, scientists are reporting that a substance similar to resveratrol "” an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and nuts "” could protect against radiation sickness. The report appears in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Michael Epperly, Kazunori Koide and colleagues explain that radiation exposure, either from accidents (like recent events in Japan) or from radiation therapy...

2011-04-27 15:06:01

The analysis assesses the 12-month prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in individuals according to their category of alcohol use. The 2001 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions study (the NESARC study, n = 43,093) identified 16,147 abstinent individuals, 15,884 moderate consumers, 9,578 hazardous drinkers "” defined as exceeding sex-specific weekly limits established by the World Health Organization, and 1,484 alcohol-dependent subjects. Diagnoses were...

2011-04-20 21:26:46

Exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter her DNA and may be associated with premenopausal breast cancer later in life, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown. The findings indicated that higher air pollution exposure at birth may alter DNA methylation, which may increase levels of E-cadherin, a protein important to the adhesion of cells, a function that plays an essential role in maintaining a stable cellular environment...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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