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BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 11 (IANS) Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.Henrik Svanstrom of ... Read more...

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Poor health literacy linked to higher heart failure mortality


April 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27(ANI): Heart failure patients with a low degree of health literacy have an increased risk of death, according to a new study.Health literacy is defined as the degree to ... Read more...

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Following cancer prevention guidelines lower risk of death from all-causes


April 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years has found non-smokers who followed cancer prevention guidelines had a lower risk of death from cancer, ... Read more...

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Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if ... Read more...

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Alcohol intake after breast cancer diagnosis may increase recurrence risk


September 16th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Consumption of alcohol following diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may increase risk of recurrence of cancer but not total mortality risk, according to a new study.For the study, ... Read more...

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Following a healthy lifestyle really can delay death


September 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Following a healthy lifestyle pattern - being normal weight, participating in regular physical activity, limiting exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and consuming higher amounts of fruits and vegetables ... Read more...

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Five out of six new drugs don’t work


August 18th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Five out of six approved prescription drugs seldom benefit patients, says a critic of the pharmacy industry. Chloresterol-lowering statins were a conspicuous example of the drugs industry over-hyping ... Read more...

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New study raises questions over broader use of statins


June 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): There is no evidence that using cholesterol-lowering statins can reduce the risk of death in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but without any prior history ... Read more...

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Study links impotence to heart risk


May 20th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): International experts have urged all men experiencing impotence to undergo thorough medical assessments, after it was shown that a significant proportion of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) exhibit ... Read more...

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Cholesterol fighting drug slashes cataract risk in men


February 10th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Statins, a class of drugs used to cut down cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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Handgrip strength in the oldest old related to poor survival


February 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has found that handgrip strength in the oldest old is associated with poor survival.The findings of the study, which has appeared in CMAJ (Canadian Medical ... Read more...

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15mins of exercise a day can cut death rate in prostate cancer patients


December 8th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Fifteen minutes of exercise everyday can decrease overall mortality rates in patients with prostate cancer, says a new study.The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs could elevate risk of heart failure and death


December 4th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Sulphonylureas, a type of drug widely used to treat type 2 diabetes, has a greater risk of causing heart failure and death as compared to metformin, another popular ... Read more...

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Heart patients receiving folic acid treatment ‘at increased cancer, death risk’


November 18th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Heart disease patients who are receiving folic acid and vitamin B12 treatment might be at an increased risk of cancer and death from any cause, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Non-correctable vision problems mean increased death risk


October 13th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Vision problems that cannot be corrected are linked to heightened risk of death among people between the ages of 49 and 74 years. These findings are based on data ... Read more...

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Exercise counselling, fitness centre training improve muscular strength in type 2 diabetics


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A combination of exercise counselling by physical therapists and fitness centre training can prove very helpful in improving muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 ... Read more...

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Waist-hip ratio better indicator of obesity than BMI readings for older adults


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): New research by UCLA endocrinologists and geriatricians suggests that waist-hip ratio is a better indicator of obesity than Body mass index (BMI) readings for older adults.The researchers ... Read more...

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New tool may help predict mortality risk in COPD patients


August 29th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new tool that would help predict a patient's risk of dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).What's more, it would also help determine the ... Read more...

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Optimistic women live longer, healthier


August 11th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Being an optimist really is good for your health, especially if you're a woman, says a new research.The research, reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, ... Read more...

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Restricted antipsychotic drug use may have caused extra deaths among schizophrenics


July 13th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Thousands of extra deaths among schizophrenia patients worldwide may have resulted because of the restrictions imposed by authorities on the use of antipsychotic drug clozapine over safety concerns, ... Read more...

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Higher fitness levels related to lower risk of death, cardiovascular disease


May 20th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Individuals with increased levels of cardiorespiratory fitness have a lower risk of all-cause death and coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, says a new study.This is in comparison ... Read more...

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Anti-flu shot does not reduce death risk


August 30th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu vaccine does confer protection against specific strains of influenza, but its overall benefit seems to have been exaggerated by observational studies, especially in case of the elderly."Over ... Read more...

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Highly active antiretroviral therapy offers similar benefit to HIV-infected injection drug users


August 4th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): New research from the University of British Columbia and St. Paul''s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, suggests that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can be as beneficial for HIV-infected ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea run higher death risk


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) People with severe sleep apnea face a much higher risk of mortality than 'normal' people, which increases when the condition is untreated. Results show that people who have ... Read more...

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Low testosterone might kill early, warns study


June 18th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in men might kill them early, regardless of age, according to a new study. The new study supplements evidence linking deficiency of this sex hormone ... Read more...

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Hand bone mineral density may predict mortality in rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 13th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Assessing hand bone mineral density may help predict mortality and long-term prognosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says a new study.The study led by Dr Christina ... Read more...

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Women who quit smoking cut death risks in 5 years


May 7th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Women who quit smoking cut their risks of death from heart disease significantly within five years and have a 20 percent lower chance of dying from smoking-related ... Read more...

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Cubas Special Period may explain obesity reduction and its possible consequences


April 14th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A special report on the health conditions in Cuba during the "Special Period"the period of economic and social hardship that the country experienced after the collapse of ... Read more...

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Staying active, drinking moderately may be the key to longevity


January 9th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 9(ANI): Danish researchers have revealed that staying active, and drinking moderately can lower the risk of death from heart disease and other causes.The study led by Professor Morten Gronbaek, Director ... Read more...

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Carrying a little extra flab might help people livelonger


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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