Dog ownership linked with longer life, especially for heart patients

(Reuters Health) - Dog owners live longer, and canine companionship may be especially good for people with heart disease and those living alone, new research shows.
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Beyond Meat has dropped from its website statistics about the health risks of eating meat. The move follows criticism from experts about the company's health claims, but Beyond Meat said it's simply updating its site.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news
MicroRNA-138 attenuates myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury through inhibiting mitochondria-mediated apoptosis by targeting HIF1-α. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Nov;18(5):3325-3332 Authors: Liu Y, Zou J, Liu X, Zhang Q Abstract Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is considered to have a detrimental role in coronary heart disease, which is considered to be the leading cause of death worldwide. However, the molecular mechanism involved in the progression of myocardial I/R injury is still unclear. The current study aimed to investigate the expression and function of microRNA (miR)-138 in the proce...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
We present the case of an 84-year-old man with chest tightness, dyspnoea, and ascites. He had a history of dyslipidaemia and ischaemic heart disease. Initial investigations showed severe diastolic dysfunction and elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure on echocardiogram along with elevated serum natriuretic peptides. Further evaluation by a magnetic resonance imaging scan of the heart and endomyocardial biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of senile systemic amyloidosis. He made good progress after treatment with conventional heart failure drugs and is currently under consideration to start on specific medications to slow do...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Wu Y, Bai SR, Wei SJ, Ge LJ, Xi SJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) gene polymorphisms with pulmonary heart disease (PHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 98 patients with PHD and 102 healthy persons receiving physical examinations were enrolled. Their general clinical information was collected, and the levels of IL-6 and CRP in the plasma were determined. The pulmonary functions and blood gas were detected, and the TaqMan-minor groove binder (MGB) probe was used to detect the polymorphisms of IL-6 rs1800796 and CRP rs1800796. RES...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Marie-A. Chaix, Michael A. Gatzoulis, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Paul Khairy, Erwin N. OechslinAbstractEisenmenger syndrome is the most severe and extreme phenotype of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease. A large non-restrictive systemic left-to-right shunt triggers the development of pulmonary vascular disease, progressive pulmonary arterial hypertension and increasing pulmonary vascular resistance at the systemic level, which ultimately results in shunt reversal. Herein, we review the changing...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Bai S, Wu B, Yao Z, Zhu X, Jiang Y, Wang H Abstract Although currently the primary strategy for the treatment of pheochromocytomas is surgery, it is associated with a high risk of intraoperative hemodynamic instability (IHD), even with adequate preoperative medical preparation, which may result in life-threatening situations. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a nomogram for preoperative prediction of IHD related to pheochromocytoma surgery. The development cohort consisted of 283 patients with pheochromocytoma who underwent unilateral laparoscopic or open adrenaletomy at our center between ...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results indicated the FGBT is more sensitive than HOMA-IR for evaluating hepatic IR as a cardiovascular risk factor and is likely useful for managing patients to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While a majority of pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons are familiar with palliative care, there is variation in perception of appropriate timing of consultation. Significant barriers to consultation still exist, including concern that parents will think they are "giving" up, undermining parental hope, and influence of palliative care on the medical care team's approach. PMID: 31597507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Palliat Care Source Type: research
By DEBORAH A. COHEN Physical inactivity is a mounting challenge for America. In reviewing the 2013-2015 American time use survey, we found that most Americans report spending their daily leisure time watching screens, and devote only a small fraction of leisure time—24 minutes for men and 14 minutes for women—to physical activity. A recent longitudinal examination of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that sitting time increased by an hour a day between 2007 and 2016, with the largest increases among adolescents ages 12-19 and adults, 20 years and older. As m...
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[Daily Maverick] Critical illness cover or dread disease insurance is lump sum cover that pays out on the diagnosis of a severe ailment such as cancer or heart disease. It is a risk-benefit that has only been available since the 1980s, but has grown in relevance as people are living much longer than in the past. Yet the uptake has been less prominent.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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