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Bad News for Short People

...reports that People of shorter stature face higher mortality rates than taller people from most causes except c...ve Pulmonary Disease mortality, a 12% reduction in mortality from violence and accidents, the report indicates. For women, the reduction per 5-cm height increase...

Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

...E. Grobbee has revealed that there is an increased mortality due to stoke and MI [Myocardial Infarction] after a major game. As compared to the number of death 5 days before and after the event, the number of deaths among men on the day of the event was documented as being higher by 50% more than the normal s...

Asthma! A new warning for heart disease

...earlier studies had shown increased cardiovascular mortality among patients with asthma, the new study reveals ...earlier studies had shown increased cardiovascular mortality among patients with asthma, the new study reveals that the connection - and the risks - appear to be...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

...estionably one of the major cause of morbidity and mortality in this planet. The scientists of the globe are working on preventing the same as by any means, prevention is better than cure. As a result of their hard work they have come out with number of ways to identify and stop the progression when the diseas...

How much can exercise improve health?

...p to burn 1,000 calories a week, reduces all-cause mortality by 20 to 30 percent. After making a thorough analysis of the benefits of exercise on specific diseases, the evidence we have for physical activity and cardiovascular disease is probably the strongest of any evidence. Lee said that the bene...

Young womens woes

...n sex and age has an important effect on long-term mortality rate after myocardial infarction (heart attack)", the authors said. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers. The early warning signs of heart attack can vary greatly, experts say. While these include such classic symptoms as chest p...

Young women's woes

...n sex and age has an important effect on long-term mortality rate after myocardial infarction (heart attack)", the authors said. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers. The early warning signs of heart attack can vary greatly, experts say. While these include such classic symptoms as chest p...

Depression and heart failure

... depression. Patients who were not depressed had a mortality rate of 5.7%at three months and 13.7% at one year. For the depressed patients, the rates were 13% and 26.1%. Depression also increased the risk of being re-admitted to hospital. While 36.5% of non-depressed patients were re-admitted within three mo...

Surviving surgery

...rotid endarterectomy, for instance, has the lowest mortality of 1.3 per cent. This operation clears blockages in the artery serving the brain, which would otherwise raise the risk of stroke. But various kinds of cancer surgery, such as removal of the lung or oesophagus, are linked with 8.6 per cent to 13.7 pe...

Quitting smoking stops lung decline

...termittent) quitters had significantly lower total mortality than continuous smokers." According to Dr.Pelkon,...that the beneficial effect of smoking cessation on mortality may partly be mediated through a reduced decline in pulmonary (lung) function....

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

...ssumptions, the estimated reductions in annual CHD mortality rates were 1% to 3%," the researchers report. In addition to consuming fortified grains, if all patients with CHD received 1 mg of folic acid plus 0.5 mg of cyanocobalamin per day, the model projected that there would be approximately 310,000 fewer ...

The effect of heart rate in middle aged men

...y and hence the researches over the same.Number of mortality and morbidity indicators preclude the existance of...tor of cardiovascular mortality, noncardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality in middle-aged men.// In their study , data were collected from 2533 men wh...

Contraceptives have dual effects

.... Researchers believe that over the last 20 years, mortality rates for bowel cancer have dropped more in women than in men because of hormones found in the Pill. Researchers believe the protective benefits of the Pill are due to the way oestrogen - a female sex hormone - works in the body.// When oestrogen in ...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...those with lower levels. And while surgery reduced mortality by about 5% in the patients with high IL-6 levels, it had no effect on mortality among those with lower levels of the protein. In the second study, researchers report that another...

More about HIV

...spite new and more powerful drugs and a decline in mortality rates due to increased life span, it's more critical than ever for patients to use all the means they can to help alleviate the stress associated with HIV and its treatment. One team of researchers believes they may have discovered one of the ways i...

Protein signals need for heart surgery

...th elevated levels of the protein troponin reduced mortality rates by an estimated 40 percent. // "Any sign o...upply of oxygen to the heart. The study found that mortality rates were also reduced among patients with only slightly elevated levels of troponin who were treat...

Depression a possible danger in elderly

...had been longer, they might even have found higher mortality among// the depressed patients. The effect may be direct - impaired immunity may result from depression, for instance. Or it may be an indirect behavioural effect, with depressed patients being less motivated to take medication or otherwise follow ...

Night borns' risk

... and 1995, there was a 60% increase in the risk of mortality related to asphyxia in preterm infants born at night, compared to preterm infants born during the day. The Hong Kong study, based on data from the Swedish birth register, analysed more than two million births from 1973-95. The first risk period sta...

Lower surgical volume linked to higher death rate

... operations on children less than a year old had a mortality rate 25 per cent lower than a hospital carrying out 40 such operations. But this alone, does not explain the high death rates, which was a low-volume centre. Less than a fifth of the excess deaths at the Bristol Royal hospital during the early 1990s...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

...ss has decreased life expectancy, increased infant mortality and orphaned millions of children, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than 28 million HIV sufferers. Ninety five percent of new infections are in the world's poorest countries where life prolonging drugs are not available to most suffer...

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