Diabetic heart attacks strokes falling study

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research also confirms earlier reports of drastic declines in diabetes-related kidney failure and amputations. The drop is mainly... 

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans study

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Fish are losing their survival instinct — even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators — as the world’s oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said on Monday. The study of fish in coral reefs off the coast of Papua New Guinea — where the waters are naturally acidic — showed the animals’ behaviour became riskier. “Fish will normally... 

Snoring as a risk factor for type II diabetes mellitus Study

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: To examine the association between snoring and risk of developing type II diabetes mellitus, the authors analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study cohort. This analysis included 69,852 US female nurses aged 40–65 years without diagnosed diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline in 1986. Snoring patterns were ascertained by questionnaire. During 10 years of follow-up, 1,957 women... 

Actually kids are getting heavier in the US study

Posted by on Apr 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Contrary to recent reports, America’s children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people, US researchers said Monday. In fact, the problem is getting worse in a small subset of the heaviest children, among whom the trend has about doubled, said the findings in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association. Childhood obesity is... 

US seniors see slow migration to tech study

Posted by on Apr 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: American senior citizens are gradually finding their way to the Internet, but lagging the overall population in online usage, a survey showed Thursday. The Pew Research Center report showed that 59 percent of US adults age 65 or older use the Internet — up six percentage points from a year ago. And 47 percent have a high-speed broadband connection at home. But that leaves 41 percent who do not use the... 

Eat more fresh fruit and veg Brits told in health study

Posted by on Apr 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Britons should eat seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, according to new research into healthy eating, published on Tuesday. The state-run National Health Service currently recommends each person eats five 80-gramme (three-ounce) helpings of fruit and vegetables daily. But researchers at University College London (UCL) found that eating seven portions or more could reduce the risk of dying from... 

Heart attacks rise after clocks go forward study

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Turning the clocks forward an hour in the spring for daylight saving time is followed by a spike in heart attacks on the Monday afterward, said a US study on Saturday. But when the clocks fall back and people gain an hour of sleep, there is a drop in heart attacks on Tuesday, said the research presented at the American College of Cardiology conference. The findings showed no change in the total number of heart... 

A million children a year develop tuberculosis study

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Paris: About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, said a study Monday that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young. “Many cases of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis disease are not being detected in children,” it said. The team’s computer model, based on population data and previous studies, suggests 999,800 people... 

Tamiflu cuts flu death risk by 25 percent study

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: The anti-virus drug Tamiflu reduced the risk of death from flu by a quarter among adults who took it during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, a study said Wednesday. The findings, published in leading general medical journal The Lancet, should be a useful guide to doctors weighing options for treating flu, the authors said. The research collated data from 78 studies, covering more than 29,000 patients in 38... 

Study to test chocolate pills for heart health

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you’d have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide. “People eat chocolate because they... 
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