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Link Between TV Viewing, Sedentary Lifestyle In Teens And Disease Risk In Adulthood
A team of scientists at Umea University, in collaboration with colleagues in Melbourne, Australia, have found that television viewing and lack of exercise at age 16 is associated with the risk of developing metabolic syndrome at 43 years age. Metabolic syndrome is a name for the disorder of metabolism - a combination of abdominal obesity, elevated blood lipids, hypertension and impaired glucose tolerance - which provides for a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news
Clues To Gender Disparity In Human Hearts Revealed By Genes
Healthy men and women show little difference in their hearts, except for small electrocardiographic disparities. But new genetic differences found by Washington University in St. Louis researchers in hearts with disease could ultimately lead to personalized treatment of various heart ailments. Generally, men are more susceptible to developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular, rapid heartbeat that may lead to stroke, while women are more likely to develop long-QT syndrome, a rhythm disorder that can cause rapid heartbeats and sudden cardiac death...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news
In Preventing Diabetes-Related Heart Disease, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Targets Are Higher Priorities Than Blood Sugar
For people with diabetes, meeting the recommended guidelines for blood pressure and cholesterol is even more important than meeting the guidelines for blood sugar control in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study included more than 26,000 patients with diabetes. Patients who met guidelines for all three risk factors and those who met the blood pressure and cholesterol guidelines were least likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack or stroke...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news
Regular Aspirin Linked To Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk
People who take aspirin regularly over the long-term have a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the main cause of blindness among seniors, researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Aspirin is commonly taken by patients to protect from cardiovascular disease, including ischemic stroke and heart attack (myocardial infarction). It is one of the most widely used drugs worldwide...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news
Watchdog Backs AF Blood Pressure Device
Detection and treatment of dangerous atrial fibrillation is vital A new blood pressure measuring device that can also detect a dangerous heart condition has been backed by the health watchdog. New guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) supports the use of the 'WatchBP Home A' device by healthcare professionals in primary care to opportunistically detect atrial fibrillation (AF) during measurement of blood pressure. AF is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm and a major cause of stroke if left untreated...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news
Surviving Hemorrhage Less Likely If Patients Smoke, Have High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol
"It is particularly important for subarachnoid haemorrhage survivors to refrain from smoking and to take care of their blood pressure and cholesterol levels; apart from age, these are the primary factors behind the increased risk of mortality," explains neurosurgeon Miikka Korja from the HUCH's Neurosurgery Department together with professor Jaakko Kaprio from the University of Helsinki's Hjelt Institute...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news
The Most Feared And Devastating Strokes Described By Neurologists
Among the most feared and devastating strokes are ones caused by blockages in the brain's critical basilar artery system. When not fatal, basilar artery strokes can cause devastating deficits, including head-to-toe paralysis called "locked-in syndrome." However, a minority of patients can have good outcomes, especially with new MRI technologies and time-sensitive treatments...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news
Stroke Drug Kills Bacteria That Cause Ulcers And Tuberculosis
A drug currently being used to treat ischemic strokes may prove to be a significant advance in the treatment of tuberculosis and ulcers. In a new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal, a compound called ebselen effectively inhibits the thioredoxin reductase system in a wide variety of bacteria, including Helicobacter pylori which causes gastric ulcers and Mycobacterium tuberculosis which causes tuberculosis. Thioredoxin and thioredoxin reductase proteins are essential for bacteria to make new DNA, and protect them against oxidative stress caused by the immune system...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: news