- Get Cardiac CT Scans, Get Cancer?
An analysis based on computerized simulation models suggests that the lifetime risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coronary angiography varies widely, with the risk greater for women and younger patients, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2007 - 5:22pm
- SIDS When Seated
Very young babies are vulnerable to sudden death, when seated, warns a study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Babies less than a month old are most at risk, the research indicates. The researchers base their findings on an ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2007 - 7:05pm
- Lower Heart Disease Deaths In The UK A 'Disquieting' Trend, They Say
It's not often that people are concerned there aren't enough deaths, but it's happening in the UK. Thanks to lifestyle changes and effective treatments, deaths from coronary heart disease have been steadily falling since the late 1960s, say ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2007 - 7:37pm
- Soft Drinks Linked To Increase In Heart Disease
Drinking more than one soft drink daily — whether it’s regular or diet — may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease. “We were struck by the fact that it didn’t matter whether it was a diet or regular soda that participants con ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2007 - 5:12pm
- Should Trans Fats Be Banned?
Limiting and labeling trans fats in food is not enough, according to Walter Willett, an epidemiologist and nutrition professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, who argues to food manufacturers that they should be banned altogether. Willett was among ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 10:49am
- Bad News For Cows- Goat's Milk Is Better For You
Cows are having a difficult month. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2007 - 4:09pm
- Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution Increase Early Death Risk, Says Study
Even comparatively low levels of air pollution boost the chances of an early death, suggests new research. The researchers base their findings on long term monitoring of air quality in different electoral wards around Britain during different time periods, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 9:36am
- Proprotein Convertases Research Could Lead To 'Good Cholesterol' Boosters
Researchers have identified a new player in the control of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) (the “good” cholesterol) that circulates in the bloodstream and reduces heart attack risk. In the current study, the researchers found that treatments t ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 11:48pm
- Study: ERR Alpha Is Why Some With High Blood Pressure Do Not Have Heart Failure
Many people with long-standing high blood pressure develop heart failure. But some don't. Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions are trying to figure out what could explain ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 1:08am
- Why Is Heart Disease Prevalent In Diabetics? Maybe Abnormal Fat Metabolism
Heart disease hits people with diabetes twice as often as people without diabetes. In those with diabetes, cardiovascular complications occur at an earlier age and often result in premature death, making heart disease the major killer of diabetic people. B ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 4:49pm