Medicine

Highly active jobs might increase heart disease risk in women with high blood pressure

Highly active jobs might increase heart disease risk in women with high blood pressure

Hypertensive women with highly active jobs have a nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease than women with normal blood pressure and...
Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also...
Study of 1.2 million adolescents shows fitness linked to lower risk of early heart failure

Study of 1.2 million adolescents shows fitness linked to lower risk of early heart...

A study of 1.2 million adolescents has found that fitness is associated with a lower risk of heart failure before age 50. The study published...
This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to recent research. A low-cost app has been developed that uses the phone’s...
Bowel cancer meds could help combat early-onset Parkinson's disease

Bowel cancer meds could help combat early-onset Parkinson’s disease

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to...
Diabetes, hypertension during pregnancy can be early warning

Diabetes, hypertension during pregnancy can be early warning

Most women who develop high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy see their blood pressure and blood sugar levels return to normal a short...
Playing American football may be a risk factor for hypertension

Playing American football may be a risk factor for hypertension

A recent study published in the "Hypotheses" section of The FASEB Journal suggests that the playing American football takes on players' bodies extends beyond...
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Diabetes drug shows promise for treating, detecting Alzheimer’s

As the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rapidly increases, new treatments as well as blood tests that are simple and can be...
Natural symptoms may be mistaken for tamoxifen side-effects in breast cancer prevention

Natural symptoms may be mistaken for tamoxifen side-effects in breast cancer prevention

Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new...
It is safe to take erectile dysfunction meds after heart attack

It is safe to take erectile dysfunction meds after heart attack

Men who filled prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs in the years following a heart attack had a substantially lower risk for heart failure, according...