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Could low salt intake increase mortality risk?

Could low salt intake increase mortality risk?

We have long heard that too much salt can be bad for our health. But now, researchers have found that low levels of chloride, a component found in salt, could actually increase the risk of mortality and heart disease in those suffering from hypertension. Researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland analyzed data of […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
More younger women die of breast cancer, mammograms advised

More younger women die of breast cancer, mammograms advised

Sep 09, – The majority of deaths resulting from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not have regular mammograms, according to a study published in the journal Cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 18.7 million mammograms ordered or provided throughout 2010. But in this […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Sep 08, – People with low levels of a certain protein are at greatest risk for sudden cardiac death that occurs in the morning, a new study contends. The researchers suggested that their findings could lead to new treatments to reduce people’s risk for this condition, in which the heart suddenly stops beating due to […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cancer may get help from immune cells

Cancer may get help from immune cells

Sep 07, – A new study from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests a group of immune cells, known as myeloid derived suppressor cells, could be giving cancer a hand by bolstering cancer stem cells – the small number of cells within a tumor that drive its growth. The researchers report their work in the […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Sep 06, – A new report issued from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) reveals that conditions of the lung cause 1 in 10 deaths in Europe, with mortality as a result of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) expected to rise in the future. The report, called The European Lung White Book, draws […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers

Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers

Sep 05, – Picture warnings on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking make little impact on teenage smokers, a study suggests. The UK introduced the images, which depict things such as diseased lungs and heart surgery, in 2008. But the Stirling University study, which involved 2,800 children, found the images have had almost no […]

September 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sleep ‘regenerates brain support cells’

Sleep ‘regenerates brain support cells’

Sep 04, – It goes without saying that we all need a good night’s sleep to feel re-energized for the day ahead. But now, researchers have found that sleep also helps to boost reproduction of the cells involved in brain repair. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have discovered that sleep increases the reproduction […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Qatar confirms first Mers coronavirus death

Qatar confirms first Mers coronavirus death

Sep 04, – A woman has died in Qatar after contracting the Mers coronavirus, becoming the first recorded fatality from the Sars-like virus in the Gulf state, local Press reported on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Qatari victim, who already had chronic illnesses, died on August 31, a week after she was admitted to intensive care at […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
New heart procedure could cut death risk by two-thirds

New heart procedure could cut death risk by two-thirds

Sep 03, – Patients who suffer a severe heart attack have a much better chance of surviving and avoiding severe complications if they are treated with a new heart procedure that not only unblocks the artery that caused the heart attack, but also removes blockages in other arteries. These were the findings of a randomized […]

September 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Sep 02, – The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient’s risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who […]

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More