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Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
CDC program provides natural self-management techniques for people living with arthritis

CDC program provides natural self-management techniques for people living with arthritis

In the United States, March is Women's History Month. While it is a time to reflect on the contributions women have made to the fields of politics, art, science, medicine and elsewhere, it is also a time to pay attention to the issues that women today are facing in their daily lives. [More]
Study explores effect of child obesity intervention programs on blood pressure

Study explores effect of child obesity intervention programs on blood pressure

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible negative consequences. [More]
Findings underscore importance of universal pediatric cholesterol screening

Findings underscore importance of universal pediatric cholesterol screening

Roughly one out of three kids screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 has borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
High-quality early childhood development programs can help prevent onset of adult chronic disease

High-quality early childhood development programs can help prevent onset of adult chronic disease

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, University College London and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. [More]

New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. [More]

Australia's Generation X may overtake Baby Boomers for poor health, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have confirmed that if current trends continue, Australia's Generation X will overtake Baby Boomers for poor health, including rates of obesity and diabetes, which could have huge implications for healthcare and the workforce. [More]

Sugary drinks: The worst offenders in fight against youth obesity

New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption. [More]
Miriam Hospital ICU attains silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence

Miriam Hospital ICU attains silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence

The Intensive Care Unit at The Miriam Hospital has attained a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The three-year award recognizes the hospital for its exceptional patient care and improved patient outcomes, and practices that follow the AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards. [More]
Simple blood test can predict obesity levels in children

Simple blood test can predict obesity levels in children

Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. [More]
New mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels with more than 90% accuracy

New mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels with more than 90% accuracy

A mathematical model created by Penn State researchers can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of imminent changes in their levels -- plenty of time to take preventative action. [More]
Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery. [More]
Research roundup: New medical coding system; choosing a hospice; revamping Medicare

Research roundup: New medical coding system; choosing a hospice; revamping Medicare

On October 1, 2014, all health plans, health data clearinghouses, and health care providers that transmit health information electronically must use a new, significantly broader, coding system, called ICD-10, for diagnoses and inpatient procedures. [More]
Exercise reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age

Exercise reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age

Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and any weight, and also unaffected by geographical location, according to research presented to the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9). Compared with the least active women, those with the highest level of physical activity reduced their risk of breast cancer by 12%, researchers say. [More]

Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. [More]
Occasional drinking and physically activity linked with reduced risk of developing visual impairment

Occasional drinking and physically activity linked with reduced risk of developing visual impairment

A physically active lifestyle and occasional drinking are associated with a reduced risk of developing visual impairment, according to a study published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]

Higher genetic risk of obesity may amplify effects of fried food consumption on body weight

People with a genetic predisposition to obesity are at a higher risk of obesity and related chronic diseases from eating fried foods than those with a lower genetic risk, according to a new study from researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. [More]

Research may help develop senior-friendly exercise recommendations for improved physical function

Keeping strong and physically fit is crucial to maintaining independence among the elderly. Exercise has repeatedly been shown to reduce or slow age-related declines in physical function and is a widely recommended for seniors, but the way that older people respond to exercise varies widely. [More]

Order of combined cardio- and resistance training does not affect long-term adaptations

Although the remarkable benefits of combined training have been clarified by numerous investigations, fitness enthusiasts struggle with the same question: Does the order of cardio- and resistance training influence the effectiveness of a training program? [More]

BDC to receive $2.1M grant to assist teens living with Type 1 diabetes

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) will receive a $2.1 million grant to help teach adolescents with Type 1 diabetes how to manage their disease and improve their health outcomes and quality of life. [More]