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Study finds how polluting nanoparticles get into blood and damage hearts

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 | No Comments
Inhaled nanoparticles like those pumped out in vehicle exhausts can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream where they can raise the risk of heart attack and...

Pregnant women need routine blood pressure checks

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women should get their blood pressure checked at each prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, a potentially fatal complication that can damage the kidneys, liver, eyes...

Hot flashes at younger ages may signal higher heart risk later

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 | No Comments
Women who start having hot flashes in their 40s and early 50s had signs of poorer blood vessel health in a recent study and may be at a higher risk...

Regular exercise may improve odds of surviving a heart attack

Posted on: April 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
  (Reuters Health) – Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may not prevent all heart attacks, but it could make the difference in who survives one, Danish...

On your bike: Cycling to work linked with large health benefits

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 | No Comments
People who cycle to work have a substantially lower risk of developing cancer or heart disease or dying prematurely, and governments should do all they can to encourage more active...

Fine particles in traffic pollution tied to lower ‘good’ cholesterol

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower...

Parental smoking linked to genetic changes in kids with cancer

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) — Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in their kids that are associated with the most common type of childhood cancer, a recent study suggests. Some...

Yo-yo dieting hikes death, heart risks in overweight heart disease patients

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) —  For overweight people with heart disease, trying and failing to lose weight may be more dangerous than not losing weight at all. A new retrospective study has...

The cost of cancer: new drugs show success at a steep price

Posted on: April 4th, 2017 | No Comments
Newer cancer drugs that enlist the body’s immune system are improving the odds of survival, but competition between them is not reining in prices that can now top $250,000 a...

Japan donates P826-M to DOH for expansion of drug rehab program

Posted on: April 4th, 2017 | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) received millions of pesos worth of funding for the expansion of its rehabilitation program for drug dependents. “This assistance from Japan is actually worth about...