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2013-05-22 15:34:53

But majority of deaths are due to physical conditions, not suicide The higher death rate associated with mental illness has been extensively documented, but most of the attention has focused on the elevated risk of suicide, whereas most of the risk can be attributed to physical illness such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer (80% of deaths). The higher death rate is also normally reported in terms of mortality rates but other measures can be used such as potential years...

2013-03-05 10:51:09

British people spend more time with chronic illness and disability than most Europeans; Young adults are hit hard by alcohol and drug use Britons are living longer lives and enjoying better health, but they are still grappling with disabling conditions such as back and neck pain and depression, often more than people in most other European countries. Health in the United Kingdom is eroded by preventable causes of death such as smoking, unhealthy diets, and use of alcohol and drugs. As a...

Heart Disease Risk Increases With Temperature Extremes
2012-09-19 18:51:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The crazy weather we´ve been submitted to in recent years is more than a nuisance or even the subject of small talk down at the local coffee shop. According to new research today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal, the extreme temperatures, which often accompany unpredictable weather, can also increase the risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) death. To test...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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