Navigation Links
New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack

A new study done in the United States suggests that the odds of firefighters dying from coronary heart disease within 24 hours of fighting a fire, //are 10 to 100 times higher than during non-emergency duties such as rescuing a cat from a tree.

Stefanos Kales of Harvard Medical School and colleagues say episodic physical and psychological stress, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals in smoke, and lack of physical fitness appeared responsible for it.

Even though fire suppression represents only about one to five percent of fire fighters' professional time, the stress, smoke and sheer physical effort of battling a blaze accounted for 32 percent of deaths from coronary heart disease, the investigators found.

The findings, reported in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, emerged from a review of summaries provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the deaths of all on-duty firefighters between 1994 and 2004, except for those associated with 9/11 terror attacks.

Fire departments should provide pre-placement and annual medical examinations for all firefighters, the researchers advised. Firefighters who enter the workforce are particularly healthy, but they do not necessarily stay so over time.

They are not immune to the hazards of overeating and inadequate exercise, said Linda Rosenstock and Jorn Olsen of the UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles in an accompanying editorial.

Wellness and fitness programmes are needed to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, and all firefighters should have annual physical performance evaluations.

Although moderate exercise may mitigate the trigger effects of extreme exertion, they wrote, decreasing the risk involves the usual primary and secondary prevention measures, such as a heart-healthy diet, no tobacco or excess alcohol, regular exercise, and modifying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

So urce-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
2. Study on obesity and heart failure
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
5. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
6. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
7. Study supports vegetable diet
8. Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy
9. Its Never Too Late to Stop Smoking,Study Finds
10. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
11. Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Sculptra can be used in several ways to restore a more youthful appearance to ... doctors , now offer Sculptra, along with a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... ODU, a worldwide leader in designing ... advanced highly customizable contact technology solutions. , ODU Single Contact Technology portfolio includes: ... for a wide range of applications that require customization from industries like emobility, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... AlignLife clinics nationwide are giving back to their communities by ... receive bountiful gifts wrapped tightly under a Christmas Tree. AlignLife hopes to spread ... world. , In exchange for generous donations, customers will receive a gift in return. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John ... by donating a portion of proceeds to two local organizations: North Chicago Animal Control ... & Friends is a team of authorized and trained volunteers who support rescued ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "ProBrand Flip allows FCPX editors to create unique logo reveals ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProBrand Flip includes 30 flip book reveal animations. Easily ... from a variety of flip book animations. In Addition, users can modify each preset ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today announced that ... for Success Healthcare Conference on December 14, 2016 at 9:20 a.m. ... City . In addition, the company will host ... th Annual Boston Healthcare Conference taking place on December 13, ... ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Mass. , Dec. 6, 2016  Alopexx Oncology, ... DI-Leu16-IL2, a recombinant antibody fusion protein (immunocytokine) composed of ... recognizes the same target on B cells as Rituxan ... cytokine components but is also involved in tumor targeting, ... anti-cancer vaccine effect. The results of the study (abstract ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Diabetes & Obesity ... diabetes and obesity disease cluster is currently dominated by ... type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the majority of ... of products, is attributable to these indications. While products ... market presence, there are a large number of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: