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  • Secondhand smoke tied to heart failure

    Secondhand smoke tied to heart failure

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    If you have chronic heart failure, being around a smoker may be bad for your physical and mental well-being, a new study suggests.Researchers found that of 205 non-smokers with heart failure, those who regularly breathed in secondhand smoke reported more problems in their day-to-day…

  • Low vitamin D linked to heart disease, death

    Low vitamin D linked to heart disease, death

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    In people with low blood levels of vitamin D, boosting them with supplements more than halved a person's risk of dying from any cause compared to someone who remained deficient, in a large new study.Analyzing data on more than 10,000 patients, University of Kansasresearchers…

  • Scanners could reduce number of autopsies

    Scanners could reduce number of autopsies

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    Hi-tech medical scanners could be used to probe causes of death, reducing the need for invasive autopsies that can upset bereaved families, a study published in The Lancet on Tuesday says.In Britain, post-mortems are ordered in about a fifth of deaths, notably where crime…

  • Overweight people eat fewer meals than others

    Overweight people eat fewer meals than others

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    Normal weight adults, including those who had lost a lot of weight and kept it off, ate more often than overweight people in a new study looking at factors that may help in preventing weight gain.Researchers following about 250 people for a year found…

  • Life-saving prescriptions lagging in heart patients

    Life-saving prescriptions lagging in heart patients

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    More than one in five people with heart disease aren't getting life-saving statin drugs despite guidelines saying they should, a new study shows.Researchers looked at nearly 39,000 people who had experienced a heart attack or undergone heart surgery, and found about 8,600 people weren't…

  • Diabetes, a global concern: Gilani

    Diabetes, a global concern: Gilani

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    Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that World Diabetes Day 2011 being observed on November 14 around the world draws our attention to the lethality of disease and underscores the need of preventive measures at individual and collective levels.The purpose of observing…

  • Brain analysis can help predict psychosis: study

    Brain analysis can help predict psychosis: study

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    Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how serious or long term a psychotic patient's illness may become and help doctors make more accurate decisions about how best to treat them, researchers said on Monday.In a study in the journal Psychological Medicine, scientists…

  • Stressful job can increase risk of asthma

    Stressful job can increase risk of asthma

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    Being part of a stressful job can increase a person’s risk of developing asthma by 40 percent, reveals a new study.The research led by Heidelberg University in Germany tracked 5,000 men and women aged between 40 and 65 over eight years. They found that…

  • Air pollution tied to lung cancer in non-smokers

    Air pollution tied to lung cancer in non-smokers

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    People who have never smoked, but who live in areas with higher air pollution levels, are roughly 20 percent more likely to die from lung cancer than people who live with cleaner air, researchers conclude in a new study."It's another argument for why the…

  • Alcohol linked to better survival after heart attack

    Alcohol linked to better survival after heart attack

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    Women who drank anywhere from a few alcoholic drinks a month to more than three a week in the year leading up to a heart attack ended up living longer than women who never drank alcohol, according to a US study.The findings, which focused…

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