Waist size bigger heart attack risk in women, report says

Waist size bigger heart attack risk in women, report says

Image copyright Getty Images Women with bigger waists relative to their hips are at more risk of heart attacks than men of a similar "apple shape", research from the George Institute for Global Health says.The study showed waist-to-hip ratio to be a better heart attack predictor than general obesity - 18% stronger than body mass index in women and 6% …

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Why the Flu Makes You Feel So Miserable

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to come down with the flu, you can blame your own body for your fever, cough, muscle aches and head-to-toe distress, experts say.Most of influenza's misery is caused by the human body itself, or more precisely the immune system's response to the virus."Many of the …

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Rare disease sufferers in Luxembourg - Delano

Rare disease sufferers in Luxembourg - Delano

Up to 30,000 people living in Luxembourg have been diagnosed with a rare disease and the number is rising thanks to new diagnosis technologies and developments. To mark World Rare Disease Day on 28 February, Luxembourg’s health ministry called for solidarity for sufferers in Luxembourg, for whom diagnosis and treatment can be complex given the lack of specialists because of …

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The Furor Over the Peter Rabbit ‘Food Allergy Scene’

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  Photo: Peter Rabbit (James Corden) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT | Sony Pictures Beatrix Potter’s beloved vegetable-loving rabbit found new life in last weekend’s Peter Rabbit movie debut — and then the film’s studio, directors, and writers found themselves in hot water. Just 24 hours after the release of the animated children’s film, food allergy advocacy groups around the …

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In 'historic day,' Western Pennsylvanians buy medical marijuana for first time

In 'historic day,' Western Pennsylvanians buy medical marijuana for first time

Updated 16 hours ago Diana Briggs made the historic purchase Thursday morning, the first in Western Pennsylvania. She emerged from a Butler dispensary with $178 in medical marijuana products for her 17-year-old son, Ryan, who suffers from epilepsy. Briggs, 47, of Washington Township in Westmoreland County received a Pennsylvania medical marijuana caregiver card to administer a cannabis oil and capsule …

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Doctors Don't Need to Redocument Students' EHR Entries: CMS

Doctors Don't Need to Redocument Students' EHR Entries: CMS

Federal officials will let medical students' entries into electronic health records stand for parts of Medicare claims, eliminating a need for teaching physicians to redocument much of their work. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 2 made changes to rules for billing for evaluation and management services. Teaching physicians still must personally perform or reperform physical …

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McDonald's plays 'hide the cheeseburger' in new Happy Meal health push

McDonald's plays 'hide the cheeseburger' in new Happy Meal health push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp is removing cheeseburgers from U.S. Happy Meal menus and shrinking the french fry serving in one “Mighty Meal” as part of a new global plan to cut calories and make its food for children more healthy. The changes announced Thursday come as the world’s biggest fast-food chain for the first time established global limits …

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Organ donations rising across the UK

Organ donations rising across the UK

Image copyright NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPORT A record 170 organ donations took place across the UK in January, resulting in more than 400 life-saving transplants.The rise in numbers comes as the NHS is running a public consultation into whether England should follow Wales and introduce an opt-out donation scheme.The online consultation has so far had more than 11,000 responses; a …

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Oxford BioMedica wins second $100 million gene therapy contract

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Oxford BioMedica has won a second $100 million contract to supply gene therapy material, this time from Bioverativ, which agreed last month to be acquired by Sanofi for $11.6 billion. Oxford Bio said on Thursday it would receive $5 million upfront and would be eligible for various milestone payments, potentially worth in excess of $100 million, …

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Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

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By Carole Tanzer MillerHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net.In a small study, young adults who had one of two psychotherapies were better able to deal with the thinking, flexibility and social …

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Some Genes Remain Active After Death: Study

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Some genes keep working after a person dies, researchers say.They analyzed samples from a number of people within 24 hours after death and said their findings provide important data for other scientists and might lead to a new forensic tool for criminal investigations, BBC News reported. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.It's …

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To Test or Not to Test

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By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing.Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends them only for people who've had …

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Fight back against flu, experts say | Local

The prevalence of influenza, including the rising number of deaths, prompted local health officials Wednesday to again encourage people to get a flu shot. “We have already surpassed the total number of flu deaths we had last year and we are still experiencing widespread activity,” Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County health commissioner, said in a statement. Influenza cases themselves are …

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Americans report drop in quality of life for 21 U.S. states

Americans report drop in quality of life for 21 U.S. states

0 Americans report drop in quality of life for 21 U.S. states If you felt like you had a pretty crummy 2017, you are definitely not alone. People in nearly half the country said their quality of life declined last year, according to recent polling. >> Read more trending news In 21 states, residents saw well-being scores decline last year …

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China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported the first human case of the H7N4 strain of bird flu in a woman in an eastern coastal province, though she has since recovered. The winter is traditionally the high season for bird flu infections. In a statement late on Wednesday, the Hong Kong government’s Centre for Health Protection said it had informed of …

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Doctors find neurological damage to Americans who served in Cuba

Doctors find neurological damage to Americans who served in Cuba

Diplomats serving at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba “appeared to have sustained injury to widespread brain networks” there, according to physicians who evaluated them for the State Department. But the physicians could find no definitive cause for their ailments, they said in an article in Thursday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The article, written by …

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Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Image copyright Getty Images The life expectancy gap between England's richest and poorest neighbourhoods has widened since 2001, a report says. On average, a boy born in one of the most affluent areas will outlive one born in one of the poorest by 8.4 years.That was up from 7.2 years in 2001, the Longevity Science Panel (LSP) found. The government …

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Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

Image copyright wildpixel A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed".A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, but experts said a …

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Stunning new details in first medical report on US personnel in Cuba

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Tourists ride in classic American convertible cars past the United States embassy in Havana, Cuba, Jan. 12, 2017. more +. 0 Shares. Source link : http://abcnews.go.com/International/stunning-details-medical-report-us-personnel-cuba/story%3Fid%3D53095982 Author : Publish date : 15 February 2018 1:34 am Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

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