mortality risk

Living alone spells higher mortality risk for heart patients


June 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Living alone could hasten one's death, especially among those who have suffered heart attack and stroke, says a new study. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise best medicine for chronic disease


November 11th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Fitness is the best medicine to prevent and manage chronic disease, a leading cause of deaths worldwide."Obesity is just a symptom of an underlying disease-sedentary lifestyle. ... Read more...

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Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN chief calls for disaster preparedness


May 11th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) No country was immune to disasters, and better preparedness could be damage-proofing as well as life-saving during disasters, Xinhua quoted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inhaled corticosteroid therapy helps reduce pneumonia mortality


April 16th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An analysis has indicated that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality when compared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

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Jobless men ‘at greater risk of dying prematurely’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that unemployment increases the risk of premature mortality by 63 per cent.McGill Sociology Professor Eran Shor, working in collaboration with researchers from Stony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soy beats milk in cholesterol lowering: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that soy protein lowers total cholesterol and non-HDL (non-high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol significantly more than milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels."Non-HDL cholesterol has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early summer heat waves are deadliest


December 1st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have pointed out that the risk of dying from a heat waves is highest when they occur early in the summer and are hotter and longer than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

People with lots of friends live 3.7yrs longer than those who are isolated


September 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Sept 14 (ANI): Want a longer, healthier life? Well, the best medicine is the support of family and friends.That's the conclusion of a new U.S. study, which found that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress ups ‘risk of death five-fold’


September 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol strongly predict cardiovascular death among both persons with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.In stressful situations, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taking medication for insomnia or anxiety ‘ups mortality risk by 36pc’


September 10th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that using medications to treat insomnia and anxiety increases mortality risk by 36 percent.Genevieve Belleville, a professor at Universite Laval's School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insomniac men at four-time higher death risk than normal counterparts


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Men who are chronic insomniacs or sleep for short durations are at an increased risk of death, says a new study."We believe that cumulatively these findings will increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moderate Drinkers Live Longer, Study Reveals


August 31st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If a drink or two in the evening is something of a normal routine for you, then chances are high that you would outlive your friends ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A peg or two is good for you (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Downing a peg or two a day could be good for you and give you a longer life than teetotalers, new research in the United States has found. Researchers ... Read more...

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Peg or two can help you hang on there for more years


August 31st, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Downing a peg or two could be good for you and give you a longer life than teetotalers. Researchers have found that good health among older people was linked ... Read more...

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Colder weather ‘increases heart attack risk’


August 11th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): UK researchers have found that a drop in the average temperature outside is linked to a higher risk of people having heart attacks.They found that each 1 degree ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Diabetic patients with kidney failure need individualized care’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to new research.The findings, appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood cancer survivors ‘face higher death risk’


July 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study has found that childhood cancer survivors have an increased risk of death from second primary cancers and cardiac and cerebrovascular causes more than 25 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression treatment not effective in older men


June 28th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Anti-depressant treatments for older people fail to work fully, and leave sufferers to battle a condition known to " shorten people's lives", according to an Australian study.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 in 5 deaths in Bangladesh linked to arsenic in drinking water


June 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, suggests a new study conducted on Bangladeshis.Arsenic is ... Read more...

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Exposure to arsenic in drinking water has fatal consequences


June 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, say researchers.Arsenic is known to be a potent ... Read more...

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Chronic insomnia linked to increased risk of death


June 7th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Individuals with chronic insomnia have an elevated risk of death, says a new research. "The most surprising result was the increased high risk for mortality among individuals with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

More women falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis


May 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) More and more women are falling prey to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), currently afflicting between one and two million Americans, says a new study. RA is a chronic inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kidney function, damage markers could help predict mortality risk


May 18th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that common tests of kidney function and damage can predict the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and all causes.This analysis of 21 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dating younger men reduces life of women


May 14th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Dating younger man can reduce a woman's life expectancy says a research. The findings of the research show that having a partner seven years younger increases a woman's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Consider age when looking for a life partner


May 13th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Believe it or not - the age gap between you and your spouse can actually hint at how long you would live! While it had long been assumed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marriage raises life expectancy in men


May 13th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Marriage can be a good thing for men - at least for those who want to live a long life.Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marrying a younger man increases a woman’s mortality rate


May 13th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): The greater the age difference from the husband, the lower the wife's life expectancy is.And this is the case irrespective of whether the woman is younger or older ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Diet high in B-vitamins lowers heart risk


April 19th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Eating more foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 lowers the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart ... Read more...

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Diet high in B-vitamins ‘lowers heart risk’


April 16th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 can cut the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart failure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being fat can help you live longer in old age


February 15th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Contrary to popular belief, the key to a long life may be to put on a few pounds, says a new study.According to the new research, the death ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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