Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters

Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013. Of 2,818 Indiana firefighters who died between 1985 and 2013, 30.4 percent died from malignant cancers. The study found the firefighters experienced […]

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Depressed people at higher risk of strokes and premature death

Depressed people are at higher risk of fatal strokes and premature death caused by irregular heartbeats Patients taking antidepressants had a 3.18-fold higher risk of atrial fibrillation However, they had an even higher risk in the weeks before taking medication  Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark studied 785,254 participants  Atrial fibrillation, or arrhythmia, is the UK’s most common heart rhythm […]

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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage and cancer

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’ World Cancer Research Fund analysed 80 studies of more than 200,000 people Experts say screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity And the number of children becoming short-sighted has doubled in 50 years  Spending too much time […]

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Removal of the Appendix reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 20%

According to new research, after the removal of the Appendix, almost 20% reduced chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. To such conclusion scientists have come, having analysed the data of 1.6 million. The results of their study were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Parkinson’s disease is a common disorder. And therefore, most likely, she may have a few points […]

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Scientists said, why run the risk of dying people with excess and lack of weight

Excessively high and excessively low levels of body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of death from almost all major causes, with the exception of road accidents. A study published October 31 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by researchers from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene and […]

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Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Cardiology. Moman A. Mohammad, M.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used daily weather data from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Swedish nationwide coronary care unit registry to […]

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Psoriasis linked to increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Psoriasis appears to be significantly associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Dermatology. Yun Fu, M.D., from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues assessed case-control, cross-sectional, or cohort studies that examined either the odds or risk for IBD in patients with psoriasis. Based on five case-control or cross-sectional studies […]

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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 — The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer compared with angiotensin receptor blockers, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the BMJ. Blánaid M. Hicks, Ph.D., from Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a population-based cohort study involving 992,061 patients newly treated with […]

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