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Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems
...p apnoea-hypopnoea have an increased risk of fatal and
non-fatal cardiovascular events, concludes a study...hypopnoea affects four per cent of middle-aged men and
two per cent of middle-aged women. It is caused by a blockage in the pharynx that obstructs airflow ...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
global public policy needs to change to take into account the social factors behind ill health and
reduce the health inequalities seen within and
between countries, states an article in this week's i...
Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy
strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and
are effective complements to standard treatment, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Pe...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
... in 2002, had the rise in prescribing not occurred and
the associated costs been diverted to psychological treatment and
therapists. Between 1991 and
2002, prescriptions per head for all antidepressants increased almost t...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
... on Friday 18th March bringing together scientists and
policy-makers to help reverse the negative impact ... is complementary to development of health systems and
relief of poverty: to take action on the social determinants of health. Such action will include rel...
Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users
...ned illicit drugs under the supervision of nurses, and
access nursing care and
addictions counselling. Although such facilities exist in several European settings and
in Sydney, A...
NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
... insufficient to deliver national smoking targets, and
Government smoking targets are themselves insuffic...f NHS smoking cessation services in Northumberland and
Wear. These areas have populations dominated by manual workers and
contain some of the wors...
Genes for alcohol consumption identified
...ity of Oxford, found that the amount of beer, wine and
other alcoholic drinks that people regularly consume, and
possibly an individual's susceptibility to addiction, may be related to differences in genetic make-...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...cal professionals, to highlight the growing burden and
under-appreciation of women's heart disease and
promote improved handling of women at risk of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice. Cardiovas...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
...llCam ESO technology. It allows doctors to quickly and
easily assess the presence of esophageal diseases such erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and
esophageal varices. Approved by the Food and
Drug Administration late last year, the PillCam ESO is...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...f Defense (DoD) "Innovator Award" to explore fetal and
early-life factors associated with adult breast ca...ing whether exposure to hormones such as estrogens and
insulin-like growth factors while in the womb may cause the disease years later. The grant, for $5.8...
Red wine protects the heart
... article of the latest studies looking at red wine and
cardiovascular health shows drinking two to three ...omething else," said Bauer Sumpio, M.D., professor and
section chief of vascular surgery in the Department of Surgery. "There are probably several mechanis...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
... larger waists (assessed using waist circumference and
waist-hip ratio) or higher overall body fat (indic...ches, 37.9-39.8 inches, 40-62 inches) were 2, 3, 5 and
12 times more likely to develop diabetes, respectively. Similarly, risk was 2, 3, 4 and
7 times grea...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...pneumoniae, a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis and
sepsis, was dramatically reversed following the licensing and
use of a new conjugate vaccine for young children in February 2000, according to research conducted ...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
infectious disease experts are urging the federal ... The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and
the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) say these programs must be replaced with STI prevention policie...
Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest
...tudies project county-level water use for Illinois and
five other states in the Midwest, information that...critical if we are to ensure that we have adequate and
safe supplies of this life-sustaining element in the future," said ISWS Chief Derek Winstanley, an a...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
...care of patients with heart attacks are premature, and
do not account for potential unintended consequenc... M.D., professor of internal medicine (cardiology) and
Public Health (Health Policy and
Administration). Calls for the regionalization of ...
Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH
...rotecting human subjects, co-sponsored by the Food and
Drug Administration and
the University of Houston, will be held at UH April 21-22. One of only three annual conferences sp...
Single mothers at higher risk for depression
...olunteer women with children between the ages of 2 and
6 who were at high risk for depression. Particip...of depressive symptoms including negative thinking and
chronic stressors. The resulting depression could interfere with their ability to parent, seek educ...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
...s as those who do not take virginity pledges, Yale and
Columbia University researchers report in the Marc...ssistant professor of sociology at Yale University and
Peter Bearman, professor of sociology at Columbia University. "We were surprised by the findings," s...
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