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Poor diet and lifestyle choices increases early mortality risk by 250%
Medical professionals from the University of Zurich have compiled important public health results that can be used in counseling and primary care to slash the risk of early death.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk
Photos of morbidly obese people alongside a news story about the health threat from being overweight may cause moderately heavy people to think they're not at risk, a new study suggests.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
UAB prof, advocate for health of immigrants in state, named Brazil's honorary consul to Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Isabel Scarinci, a professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , has been named Brazil's honorary consul for the state of Alabama.
How To Stay Young: New Health Chart Predicts Which Older Adults Will Be Survivors
If you want to add years to your life, eat your fruits and veggies, stay active, limit your cocktails, and put down the cigarettes.
Miriam Hospital study examines effect of depressed mood on pulmonary rehab completion
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are also depressed have difficulty sticking to a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Illegal Alien with Tuberculosis Ignored by Feds
A source told Breitbart Texas that an illegal immigrant from Guatemala is currently being treated for active tuberculosis at the University Medical Center of El Paso.
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers
Although older children in a two-child home with an obese parent are more than twice as likely to be obese, having an obese older sibling may raise the risk more than fivefold for a younger child, whether the parents are obese or not, the researchers reported.
Obese Older Sibling More Likely To Influence A Child's Weight Than Obese Parent
When it comes to eating habits and physical activity, Children are influenced not just by parents but also their siblings.
This Is Lancashire
PHE reports rise in dengue fever
The number of travellers coming home to England with a nasty viral illness is on the rise, new figures show.
Science, Industry and Business
A healthy lifestyle adds years to life
E.g.: a 75-year-old man today who at the start of the study smoked, drank a lot and hardly ate any fruit has a 35 percent probability of surviving the next ten years.
Biomedical HIV prevention research and epidemic control in Thailand: two sides of the same coin
Frits van Griensven A B C E , Nittaya Phanuphak A and Kriengkrai Srithanaviboonchai D A Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center, 104 Rajadamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Finding real value in big data for public health
Media reports of public health breakthroughs made possible by big data have been largely oversold, according to a new study, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine .
Experts call for sugar tax, but doubt official support
Sugar tax is a good idea, but the government may be unwilling to implement it, according to expert panellists taking part in Food Manufacture's webinar on obesity.
Obesity, large waist size risk factors for COPD
Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , according to an article in CMAJ Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases.
Health Data Management
Researchers Suggest Fixes to Google Flu Trends Analytics
A new study concludes that 'revising the inner plumbing' of the Google Flu Trends disease surveillance system can improve the accuracy of forecasts for the severity of a flu season.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
As a global arterial pathologic process, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease affects all body systems.
What researchers are finding out about low-level exposure to arsenic
Federal standards allow public drinking water supplies to have arsenic levels of up to 10 parts per billion , but these standards do not apply to private well owners .
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Ministry of Public Health: migrant worker checkups completed within a month
The Ministry of Public Health is confident that the physical examination requirement for migrant workers will be completed within a month as scheduled.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Patent Issued for Methods and Systems for Generation of Personalized Health Plans
As of today, more than half of all Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases and more than 75% of health care spending is to treat chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease and stroke, cancer, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.
Novartis Announces Beginning of Shipment of Seasonal Influenza...
Novartis announced today that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the US market for the 2014-2015 season.