Work stress raises risk of premature death in vulnerable men - study

Men with diabetes or heart disease under ‘job strain’ have 68% higher risk of early deathA major study into the impact of work stress on health has revealed dramatic differences in the rates of premature death between different groups of men, and between men and women, depending on existing medical conditions.Doctors found that men with diabetes, heart disease, or who had previously suffered a stroke, were 68% more likely to die over the course of the study if they had demanding jobs with little control over their workload.Continue reading...
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Authors: Skljarevski V, Ferdinand SJ, Kles KA Abstract Diabetes mellitus affects millions of people in the USA and throughout the world. The global epidemic may be attributed to both the increasing age of the population and the increasing rates of obesity. Diabetes is associated with chronic microvascular (diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy and nephropathy) and macrovascular complications (heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease). Patients with diabetes benefit from a comprehensive approach to prevent complications, including weight loss, smoking cessation, antiplatelet agents, and glycemic and blood pr...
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Diet drinks may seem like healthier options than sugary sodas and fruit drinks, but studies haven’t all backed up their health benefits. In the latest look at the popular beverages, researchers found that older women who drank more diet drinks had a higher risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as a higher risk of dying early from any cause, compared to women who drank fewer of the drinks. In a study published in the journal Stroke, researchers studied data from more than 81,000 post-menopausal women enrolled in the large population-based Women’s Health Initiative. Three years into the study, the women answe...
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This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
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This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
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(Natural News) We have reached a sad state of affairs, where soda is now a must in our diet, even when we know them to be detrimental to our health. Medical researchers hope that by providing new reasons to stop indulging in these sugary drinks, we will see the light — and soon. Recently, researchers...
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CONCLUSIONS: Diagnosis with a variety of health conditions appears to prompt drinking cessation in older adults. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30758044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
“ We all have someone in our first-degree circle that has either died suddenly or had premature cardiovascular disease, ” said one researcher.
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TYPE 2 diabetes, if left untreated, can lead to more serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and problems with your kidneys, so doing what you can to control your blood sugar levels is very important. One way of doing this is to avoid certain alcoholic drinks.
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This article highlights the issues faced by older people with T2D, the risk factors for hypoglycemia in this population, and the challenges faced by health care providers regarding glycemic management in this patient group. PMID: 30724638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Roughly eight years ago, IBM’s Watson super computer bested several master Jeopardy contestants. The event is quite arguably a focal point in the Artificial Intelligence Renaissance that’s having such a profound impact on healthcare today. The event also prompted Anthony Chang, M.D. to return to school and get a better understanding of artificial intelligence. The Watson event was an incredible moment for Chang and was the catalyst for a personal transformation. “I had always been interested in AI,” said Chang, who is now Chief Intelligence &Innova...
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