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Lifestyle impacts likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors

Lifestyle impacts likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors

A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle. The results appear in the current issue of the journal Cancer. [More]
Study: Slow walking, memory complaints may predict future dementia

Study: Slow walking, memory complaints may predict future dementia

A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. [More]
Clinic-based audio project gives HIV patients a chance to share experiences with diagnosis

Clinic-based audio project gives HIV patients a chance to share experiences with diagnosis

The voice on the recording was low and calm as the speaker recounted the telephone call that brought the news he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS: "My heart just stopped for a little bit and next thing you know I was on the floor flat on my face boohooing, crying like a baby." [More]
Mount Sinai awarded AHA grant to prevent heart disease among NYC children and parents

Mount Sinai awarded AHA grant to prevent heart disease among NYC children and parents

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded a $3.8 million grant by the American Heart Association to promote cardiovascular health among high-risk New York City children, and their parents, living in Harlem and the Bronx. With assistance from the NYC Administration for Children's Services, the research team's mission is to reduce each child's future risk of obesity, heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. [More]
Healthy lifestyle helps hard-to-treat hypertensive patients

Healthy lifestyle helps hard-to-treat hypertensive patients

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent cardiovascular events even among patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension, say researchers. [More]
New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at AAIC- 2014

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at AAIC- 2014

Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference- 2014 (AAIC- 2014) in Copenhagen. [More]
NLC awards grants to eight cities to help enroll children, families in Medicaid and CHIP

NLC awards grants to eight cities to help enroll children, families in Medicaid and CHIP

To help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, the National League of Cities today awarded grants and technical assistance to eight cities. [More]
National prevention strategy for a healthy lifestyle

National prevention strategy for a healthy lifestyle

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disorders - the incidence of these non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is constantly rising in industrialised countries. [More]

CNO receives award for Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles from National Business Group on Health

CNO Financial Group, Inc. was recently honored with an award for Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® from the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers. [More]
Study documents impact of behavioural factors on life expectancy

Study documents impact of behavioural factors on life expectancy

Live longer thanks to fruit, an active lifestyle, limited alcohol and no cigarettes. This is the conclusion of a study by public health physicians at the University of Zurich who documented for the first time the impact of behavioural factors on life expectancy in numbers. The results are to be taken over into prevention and health counselling in primary care. [More]
Health researchers suggest new BMI thresholds for ethnic communities

Health researchers suggest new BMI thresholds for ethnic communities

Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities. [More]
LifeBridge Health's Neil Meltzer wins AHA Gold Heart Award

LifeBridge Health's Neil Meltzer wins AHA Gold Heart Award

The Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association's highest national recognition for volunteerism, was presented to Neil Meltzer, M.P.H., president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, for his two decades of exceptional leadership and advocacy at the annual Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas, Texas. [More]
Adults in their 30s and 40s can slash heart disease risk, study finds

Adults in their 30s and 40s can slash heart disease risk, study finds

The heart is more forgiving than you may think -- especially to adults who try to take charge of their health, a new Northwestern Medicine- study has found. [More]
NTRR’s subsidiary Diamond Anvil Designs to release cutting-edge vaporizer pen next month

NTRR’s subsidiary Diamond Anvil Designs to release cutting-edge vaporizer pen next month

Neutra Corp., a provider of all-natural wellness solutions, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Anvil Designs, is preparing to release its cutting-edge new vaporizer pen next month. [More]
Common mutation in gene with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in children

Common mutation in gene with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in children

A study carried out at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland shows that a common mutation in the PNPLA3 gene combined with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in children. [More]
Tanner Labs announces launch of new corporate wellness platform

Tanner Labs announces launch of new corporate wellness platform

Tanner Labs, the nimble new research and development arm of O.C. Tanner, is proud to announce Welbe™, a new corporate wellness platform designed to advance the health and financial well-being of people and the companies they work for. [More]
Lifestyle changes, natural supplements can help women fight weight gain during menopause

Lifestyle changes, natural supplements can help women fight weight gain during menopause

Menopause, which tends to occur in midlife, is often known for causing weight gain. Menopausal weight gain is frequently caused by the hormonal changes that occur as the ovaries slow their production of estrogen and progesterone. [More]
Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

For many men being a father is about staying strong as they protect and care for their family. Some men see going to the doctor as a weakness or nuisance, but protecting your health is one of the best things a father can do for his family. [More]
UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS join forces to motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles

UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS join forces to motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles

UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with IRONKIDS® for the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Kansas Fun Run to inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles. [More]
Neutra prepares new technology to make cannabis reliable cash crop in desert

Neutra prepares new technology to make cannabis reliable cash crop in desert

Neutra Corp. is preparing new technology for the marketplace designed to help make cannabis a reliable cash crop—even in the desert. [More]