Poverty compounding health challenges for Palestine refugees – UN agency

Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has found.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news
In the seven years since the original Wheat Belly book hit bookstores and turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and millions of people have engaged in a grain-free lifestyle, many unique lessons have been learned. Even though I had engaged the practices of this lifestyle for a number of years and in thousands of people before I broadcast these ideas through books, expanding the audience to many more people yielded feedback on an enormous scale, new lessons that even surprised me. Among the new lessons learned along the way: Plantar fasciitis—I did not expect to have so many people report that this painful conditi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates bowel flora gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Mississippi has the second highest adult obesity rate in the United States. One third of the adult population (37.3%) in the state of Mississippi fall in the obese category measured by body mass index (BMI). The condition of being obese or overweight is defined as having abnormal or excessive body fat accumulation that may harm one's health (Levie et al., 2017). These high rates of obesity are concerning due to their association with increased risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases [20].
Source: Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Kaya S, Kaya B, Keskin HL, Kayhan Tetik B, Yavuz FA Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the relation between benign endometrial pathologies (polyp and/or hyperplasia without atypia) and the metabolic status (insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome) of the patients. A total of 168 cases were enrolled in the study. The patients were classified according to the presence of benign endometrial pathologies and their menopausal status. Then, the subjects were evaluated according to the metabolic syndrome criteria and the presence of an insulin resistance. The insulin resistance levels of the cases were...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news
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