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2011-12-20 18:14:53

Wine consumers, especially in comparison with spirits drinkers, have been shown to have higher levels of education and income, to consume a healthier diet, be more physically active, and have other characteristics that are associated with better health outcomes. However, epidemiologic studies have been inconsistent in showing that, after adjustment for all associated lifestyle factors, consumers of wine have lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality than do consumers of other...

2011-12-15 17:28:42

Alcohol use has often been linked to criminal activity on the part of both perpetrators as well as victims. While this relationship has been well documented among adults, fewer studies have explored this relationship among adolescents. A new study has found a strong relationship between drinking during adolescence and the commission of crimes, and criminal victimization, for both genders. Results will be published in the March 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research...

2011-12-15 11:26:30

People with low levels of iron in the blood have a higher risk of dangerous blood clots, according to research published in the journal Thorax today. A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited blood vessel disease suggests that treating iron deficiency might be important for preventing potentially lethal blood clots. Each year, one in every 1,000 people in the UK is affected by deep vein thrombosis — blood clots that form in the veins. These can cause pain and...

2011-12-10 06:49:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Women who work one night on, one night off, a day shift and then a night shift “¦ also known as rotating night shift work could be putting themselves at risk for type 2 diabetes. And furthermore, the longer you work, the more likely you are to gain weight. This new study sheds light on potential public health risk since a large portion of the working population is involved in some kind of permanent night and rotating night shift work. The authors...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Help Prevent Diabetes
2011-11-27 06:09:46

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol could help keep some women from developing diabetes, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health claim in a new study. According to Reuters reports, the study, which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has discovered that middle-aged females who consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates and drink moderate amounts of alcohol have a 30% lower risk of being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes than non-drinkers with...

2011-11-22 17:28:11

Research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology by Costanzo S, Di Castelnuovo de Gaetano G et al has sought to separate the effects of wine, beer or spirit drinking in relation to fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. The Italian authors carried out an updated meta-analysis on the relationship between wine, beer or spirit consumption and cardiovascular outcomes, using state-of-the-art statistical techniques. From 16 studies, results confirmed a J-shaped relationship between...

2011-11-21 06:51:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence! It´s also responsible for roughly five percent of global disease. A new study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of general and cancer-related death compared to the general population. “Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction...

Huskies Lend Insight Into Mercury Risk
2011-11-21 04:48:52

Researchers have highlighted the serious health risks associated with the diets of indigenous people by linking the accumulation of mercury in their primary food source to a decrease in the power of antioxidants. Published November 21 in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, the study used Alaskan huskies to demonstrate the risk posed by contaminants, such as mercury, in the subsistence diets that both indigenous people and huskies live on. Huskies are an ideal model...

Stroke Risk Tied To Blood Type
2011-11-17 09:30:24

A study, led by Brigham And Women's Hospital´s Dr. Lu Qi, was presented this week at an American Heart Association conference and compares blood type with the risk of stroke. Researchers compiled data for over 20 years on 90,000 men and women in two observational health studies. There is no direct link but along with other studies, there are patterns emerging tying A, B and AB to increased risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.