Today is National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day® is a special day dedicated to bringing attention to this staggering fact that each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Today we wear red to encourage women to raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. For more information visit: http://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/. In honor of National Wear Red Day® we are re-running the post below. Heart Disease – It Looks Different From a Woman’s Perspective By Terri L. McCulloch Lara D. knew that heart disease ran in her family. Her father had his first heart attack at 46.  His second, two years later, took his life when she was in high school. She learned intimately the impact that a heart attack has on a family. She saw her mother struggle to keep her children on track while trying to manage her own feelings of loss. Her college years were spent working full time and going to a community college in the evenings to get her degree and become a CPA. While many women work hard to get a degree, holding full time jobs, raising children and supporting spouses, this wasn’t what her parents had planned for her. Now 53, Lara knows that she is at high risk for heart disease and heart attack. She has been on blood pressure and cholesterol medication since her 30s. She works out and tries to eat well, maintaining a healthy weight. Still, she had a nagging feeling that she might be missing something. Several years...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Advocacy Women's Health Source Type: blogs

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We report prophylactic amnioinfusion (AI) for variable decelerations in umbilical cord compression without oligohydramnios as an early sign of deterioration. We performed a transabdominal AI in cases without oligohydramnios using the ultrasonography findings of umbilical cord compression (i.e. sandwich sign [SWS]) and variable decelerations (VD) in a foetal heart rate. Thirteen cases and 21 AIs were analysed. Nine (69%) cases were of a foetal growth restriction and 4 (31%) had umbilical hyper-coiled cords. VD frequency (p 
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
QUEEN Paola of Belgium had a stroke last night, according to Italian and Belgian media reports. These are the signs and symptoms of a stroke you should be aware of - are you at risk of the deadly health emergency?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Kepekci AH, Kig C, Gundogan GI Abstract Malignant mucosal melanoma is an uncommon disease with a low rate of survival. Malignancies of nasal mucosa which usually presents with nasal obstruction, epistaxis and back drip are difficult to treat and often have poor prognosis. The present case had presented to our clinic with classic symptoms and diagnostic findings of nasal polyposis. Consistently, the patient had previously been diagnosed with and treated for nasal polyposis in another ENT clinic. Physical examination, rhinoscopic examination, computed tomography (CT) scan of the head did not reveal any findi...
Source: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - Category: Physiology Tags: Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the relationship between ERCC5 polymorphism and the breast cancer risk in the lower northeastern region women of Thailand. One hundred fifty five samples from breast cancer patients and 122 samples from healthy control group were analysed. Genomic DNA was extracted from white blood cell of all samples. The real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to demonstrate genetic polymorphism of ERCC5. The results showed that the ERCC5 rs751402 polymorphism variant AG was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The frequency of ERCC5 rs751402 in patients with breast cancer was hig...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet Source Type: research
Authors: Yang Y, Shao Z, Du J, He Q, Chai H Abstract High salinity can strongly inhibit microbial activity and decrease the sedimentation ability of activated sludge. The combination of biofilm and membrane bioreactor is a practical approach towards effective removal of pollutants and low fouling rate. An integrated biofilm-membrane bioreactor (BMBR) treating mustard tuber wastewater was investigated. An average COD removal efficiency of 94.81% and ammonium removal efficiency of 96.84% were achieved at an organic load of 0.5 kg COD/(m3·d). However, the reactor showed a relatively low efficiency in tot...
Source: Archaea - Category: Microbiology Tags: Archaea Source Type: research
Authors: Ives C, Gregg L, Trust C, Green M Abstract Traditionally lymphoscintigrams are taken after injection of peri-areolar Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) to quantify sentinel nodes before biopsy (SNB). However, recent research suggests that scintigraphy is not an essential adjunct. For service improvement, we stopped using lymphoscintigraphy so as to minimize delay to operating theater and reduce demand on the Nuclear Medicine Department. We audited early outcomes to ensure quality was maintained. 100 consecutive patients undergoing SNB with lymphoscintigrams were investigated. Lymphoscintigrams were reported by Consul...
Source: Lymphology - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Lymphology Source Type: research
Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news
Conclusion This study has found that while overall gluten consumption in people without coeliac disease may not be related to heart disease risk, avoiding whole grains (wheat, barley and rye) in order to avoid gluten may be associated with increased heart disease risk. This study has several strengths, including its large size, the fact that data was collected prospectively and diet assessed at several time-points, the long period of follow up, and that it took into account a wide range of potential confounders. As with all studies of this type, it is possible that other factors may affect the results. However, the researc...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news
This study provides additional fuel to really bolster research efforts by us and others in geroscience, a field that seeks to understand relationships between the biology of aging and age-related diseases. Aging is the most important risk factor for common chronic conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer, which are likely to share pathways with aging and therefore interventions designed to slow biological aging processes may also delay the onset of disease and disability, thus expanding years of healthy and independent lives for our seniors." Longer-Lived Parents and Cardiovascular Outcomes ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusion This study shows a strong link between migraine and cardiovascular disease, extending the link already found between migraine and stroke. However, many questions remain. We don't know if the results are relevant to men who have migraines, as all the people in the study were women. We also don't know if the results apply to non-white populations, as most of the women in the study were white. Previous studies on stroke have shown that the group at highest risk is who get an "aura" before a migraine – sensation(s) that tells them the migraine is on its way. But this study did not ask people about ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news
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