Cancer Deaths Down, Heart Disease Deaths Up Among Middle-Aged Cancer Deaths Down, Heart Disease Deaths Up Among Middle-Aged
Cancer death rates for middle-aged adults fell from 1999 to 2017; heart disease death rates dropped by 22% from 1999 to 2011 before rising 4% from 2011 to 2017, according to a new report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri's Grounded Ambulances Hurt Emergency Health Services
[Nation] Mr Wachira Mburu had been admitted to a mission hospital in Nyeri County with a heart disease that had persisted for more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's heart disease death has rocketed since 1999, CDC data reveal
A new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has found that heart disease deaths decreased by 22 percent from 1999 to 2011, and then rose four percent from 2011 to 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease
Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in later life, there was limited knowledge as to why. New research has found that increased levels of BMI, blood pressure and smoking partly explain why people who left school at an earlier age could be at an increased risk of heart disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Lifestyle explains 40% of benefits of education on heart disease
Improving lifestyle could cut heart disease risk linked to poor education Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Poor patients more likely to die after heart surgery than rich Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke deaths halve in the first decade of 21st century
Stroke rates in younger people are rising Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Stroke survival best in specialist units Stroke survivor numbers increasing steadily Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Cancer death rates declined for adults aged 45 to 64 years from 1999 to 2017, while heart disease death rates decreased to 2011 and then increased, according to the May 22 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improvements in U.S. Air Quality Are Saving Thousands of Lives a Year
Recent improvements in U.S. air quality are saving thousands of lives per year, according to the latest Health of the Air report from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and New York University (NYU). The report, published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society, looked at the health effects of particulate matter and ozone pollution above ATS-recommended levels. The annual number of premature deaths associated with these substances fell from about 12,600 in 2010 to 7,140 in 2017, the report says. Together, the pollutants were also responsible for some 15,500 serious illnesses, down from nearly 27,000 in 2010. Those...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Air Pollution data visualization embargoed study Environment Source Type: news

New Technology Saves Those With Genetic Heart Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve all heard the tragic tales of teens and young adults collapsing while playing sports from a rare heart condition. Now, a father-son team in Boston has developed a strategy to save those patients most at risk. “It was devastating.”  Kevin Whelan recalled the moment he learned his oldest brother, Kyle, collapsed and died. He was only 26 years old. Kyle had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, a genetic disease of the heart and the most common cause of sudden death in otherwise healthy young people. But Kyle wasn’t the only one in the family with it.  His father and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Source Type: news

New Strategy Saving Those With Genetic Heart Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve all heard the tragic tales of teens and young adults collapsing while playing sports from a rare heart condition. Now, a father-son team in Boston has developed a strategy to save those patients most at risk. “It was devastating.”  Kevin Whelan recalled the moment he learned his oldest brother, Kyle, collapsed and died. He was only 26 years old. Kyle had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, a genetic disease of the heart and the most common cause of sudden death in otherwise healthy young people. But Kyle wasn’t the only one in the family with it.  His father and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Source Type: news

Cancer Killing Fewer, Heart Disease Killing More
Both women and men had similar patterns of decline in cancer deaths and recent rises in heart disease deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic ’s Redemption Arc for RDN Continues at EuroPCR
Redemption of Medtronic’s renal denervation program to treat hypertension is seemingly on the horizon. The Dublin-based company reported results from an investigator-led study and a registry that demonstrate long-term results of RDN’s impact on uncontrolled hypertension. These results were presented during a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial session at EuroPCR in Paris. In the investigator -led study data indicated RDN with the Medtronic Symplicity system was associated with reduced occurrence of subclinical Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) in a small subset of high-risk patients with hypertensive ...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Six foods you should eat to help reduce the harmful fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: A diet high in sugar and fat can lead to a build-up of visceral fat, increasing the risk of serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But there are certain other foods you can be eating instead to reduce this type of body fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edwards Announces Milestones For Transcatheter Mitral Program
PARIS, May 22, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced strategic clinical and regu... Devices, Cardiology, Interventional Edwards Lifesciences, PASCAL , transcatheter valve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression, PTSD Linked to More Participation in Cardiac Rehab
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- The presence of comorbid depression and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among patients with ischemic heart disease, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 22, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cancer Death Rates Down, Heart Disease Death Rates Up for American Adults Cancer deaths among middle-aged adults are falling in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults
As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Death Rates Down, Heart Disease Death Rates Up for American Adults
Title: Cancer Death Rates Down, Heart Disease Death Rates Up for American AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six signs the life-threatening condition could be happening to you
HEART ATTACK symptoms vary from person to person. The condition occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by a coronary heart disease. So what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of heart disease
Research, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease in later life.Daily Heralds (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. It included about 1.7 million Swedish men who began military service at ages 18 or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults
Title: Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Only a third of people have hypertension under control
Large study covering 1.5m people identifies global problems Related items fromOnMedica Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Honour for psychoanalysts role in general practice
Blue plaque honour for Michael and Enid Balint Related items fromOnMedica Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Recorded GP consultations could help improve care Patients find health information too complicated (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inflammation, nutrition deficiency, stress... the true causes of heart disease
(Natural News) Many people are terrified by the idea of having a heart attack, and it’s a reasonable fear when you consider the fact that heart disease is currently the leading cause of death around the world. However, it’s how this fear prompts you to act that can make the biggest difference in whether or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 -- Breastfeeding's benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman's risk of heart disease when she's older. And the longer a woman breastfeeds, the lower the risk. In the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers
(European Society of Endocrinology) Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. The study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alabama ’s Abortion Ban Isn’t Only About Abortion. Opponents Are Afraid it May Drive Doctors Out of the State
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country, sparking fears not only about abortion access, but also about how the policy could worsen disparities that already endanger the health of women living in the south. The law, set to become enforceable in six months, bans nearly all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, with exceptions only for serious threats to the mother’s health. It also makes performing abortions a crime for doctors, who could be convicted of a felony and face up to 99 years in prison. Until the law is enforced, abortion is still legally available in Alabama...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion Abortion Ban medicine politics public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk
A large new study has found an association between glucosamine, a common dietary supplement for joint pain, and a lower risk of cardiovascular problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Google’s parent company funds start-up to 'edit genes to protect against heart disease'
Alphabet is funneling funds to Verve Therapeutics, a start-up that is trying to develop a single injection containing CRISPR to gene-edit protective DNA into people at risk for heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer. Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronary heart disease: Groundbreaking research finds a 10p supplement can reduce the risk
AN ARTHRITIS pill that costs only 10p cuts the risk of heart attacks and strokes by a fifth, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheap glucosamine supplements 'may lower the risk of heart disease' 
A study of almost half a million Brits by Tulane University in New Orleans, US, found those who used glucosamine regularly were up to 22% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk
Study finds lower risk of CVD events in users Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Public urged to check their ‘heart age’ to prevent premature death Mexican fish offer clues on heart repair (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Glucosamine has long been used as a supplement to help ease the joint pain of arthritis, but new research suggests its anti-inflammatory properties might also lower heart disease risk. The finding stems from a lifestyle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Soda Taxes Are a ‘No-Brainer’ for Public Health, Says the Author of a New Study on Them
A new JAMA study suggests taxing sugary drinks really can make people buy fewer of them, potentially translating to better public health. Taxes on soda and other junk foods are frequently proposed as a way to coax Americans into eating more healthfully, and in turn cut rates of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While Americans are drinking less soda than they used to, it’s still a major source of sweeteners and empty calories for many people, contributing to an estimated 25,000 premature deaths a year. But lawmakers and health experts have debated whether taxes ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized diet embargoed study Food Nutrition public health soda tax Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Are Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk for Poor Heart Health?
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men. The statistics are striking: Compared to their male counterparts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Great heart health starts with prevention. Many women don ’ t know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. This National Women ’ s Health Week, spread the word and learn more about the risk factors: http://www.fda.gov/womenshearthealth   … #NWHWpic.twitter.com/s8dpZGnDAC
Great heart health starts with prevention. Many women don’t know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. This National Women’s Health Week, spread the word and learn more about the risk factors: http://www.fda.gov/womenshearthealth … #NWHW pic.twitter.com/s8dpZGnDAC (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDAWomen) Source Type: news

Brain Bleed Risk Puts Safety of Low-Dose Aspirin in Doubt
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Let's say you're one of the millions of older adults who takes a low-dose aspirin religiously, in the belief that it will guard against heart disease and heart attacks. Now, a new review suggests your risk of a brain bleed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity contribute to increasing rates of heart-related deaths
The number of heart disease related deaths in the UK is on the rise for the first time in decades, influenced in-part by rising rates of diabetes and obesity.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart disease warning: Are you obese? Dr Chris reveals the waist size you should avoid
HEART DISEASE risk could be increased by eating an unhealthy diet and by not doing enough exercise. Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in the UK, and ITV This Morning ’s Dr Chris has revealed the waist size to avoid. Should you start a new weight loss diet plan? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Sci ’s Emblem Results Are ‘Untouched’ at HRS 2019
Boston Scientific unveiled 30-day results from a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of its Emblem Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) system. The Marlborough, MA-based company revealed results from the UNTOUCHED study this past weekend at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting. UTOUCHED specifically looked at Emblem being a system for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death specifically in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤35%, the most common population to be indicated for ICD therapy. The global, prospective, non-randomized study evaluated data fr...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Without heart disease, daily aspirin may be too risky
(Reuters Health) - For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-dose aspirin linked to bleeding in the skull, new report says
Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull
People without a history of heart disease and stroke who took low-dose aspirin were more likely to experience bleeding inside the skull, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edwards Continues to Innovate in Surgical Valve Space
This study, a prospective, single-arm observational clinical trial of 133 patients conducted at two clinical sites in Europe, also yielded positive results. There were no events of SVD throughout the study period, Edwards noted. The company also plans to further evaluate the new tissue platform through the RESILIENCE trial, a longer-term study that will follow 250 patients under the age of 65. That study will examine calcification levels, hemodynamic deterioration, and valve failure at years five, seven, nine and 11 as early potential predictors of valve durability. (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - May 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Bleeding In The Skull, New Report Says
(CNN) — Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analyzed data from 13 previous studies in which over 130,000 people ages 42 to 74, who didn’t have a history of heart disease or stroke, were given either aspirin or a placebo for the prevention of these conditions. All the trials reported on the risk of head bleeding. People who took the placebo had a 0.46% risk of having a head bleed during the combined trial periods. For those who took aspirin,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news