How education can save your life

It is known that education decreases the incidence of cardiovascular disease. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health demonstrates that education is also correlated with lower blood pressure and a decrease in…

Guidelines and reality

Whether doctors have knowledge of guidelines or not appears to be unsuitable as an indicator of how guidelines are being put into practice in the clinical routine.
Taking the case of treatment by primary care physicians of three target diseases -…

Scientists identify new marker for heart disease

A new study from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine is shedding light on an underlying cause of heart disease.
Published research led by UCalgary’s Dr. Todd Anderson and his colleagues at four sit…

Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life

Boston, MA — An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), making it one of the most common causes of disability in the US. Due to obesity and symptomatic knee OA, Americans over the age of 50 will together lose the equiv…

Sleep program needed for IT engineers

Insomnia is bad news for software engineers’ quality of life and deserves greater recognition and attention, according to new research by Sara Sarrafi Zadeh and Khyrunnisa Begum from the University of Mysore in India. Their work shows that poor slee…

What's important about elderly women's fat? Amount or location?

For elderly women, the location of excess fat may be more important for their cardiovascular health than overall obesity, according to a surprising new study published in today’s rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a study of 1,356 women ages 60-85, Danish researchers found that those with excessive peripheral fat ? located in the arms, legs, hips and buttocks ? had less atherosclerosis than those whose fat was stored mostly in their abdominal area (visceral fat) and other central parts of the body.

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