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Yesterday | EurekAlert!

Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine

Yesterday |

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Smoking, Health

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Alabama Live

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.


Related Topix: Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Medicine, University of Alabama

Medical Daily

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.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health


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.


Related Topix: Copd, Medicine, Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Depression, Providence, RI

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.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Medicine, Immigration Reform, Infectious Diseases, Chickenpox, Health


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.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Duke University, Medicine, Nutrition

Medical Daily

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.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Massachusetts General Hospital

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Smoking

CSIRO Publishing

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.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Thailand, Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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 .


Related Topix: Medicine, Harvard University, Influenza, Health

Food Industry

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.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food


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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Applied Radiology


As a global arterial pathologic process, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease affects all body systems.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Michigan Radio

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 .


Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Pattaya Mail

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Health

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Hispanic Business

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.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food