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  • People with persistent insomnia more likely to die
    Chronic insomnia increases risk of death
    People who have chronic insomnia are at a greater risk of dying, according to a new study that took place over 20 years.At the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, researchers followed 1,409 adults with various levels of...
  • Boost your health and longevity with a Finnish Sauna
    Boost your health and longevity with a Finnish Sauna
    The Finnish sauna is a significant component of Finnish culture. Partaking of a regular sauna session is increasing in popularity is increasing in other areas of Europe as well as the United States. The sauna is a place to relax with friends and...
  • Couple jogging
    Jogging one to two hours a week could mean a longer life
    Jogging at a light or moderate pace a few hours a week can extend your life span according to the Copenhagen City Heart Study.In this new study Dr. Peter Schnohr, MD, DMSc, of Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, and colleagues examined the...
  • X-Ray Lungs
    Lung cancer rates predicted to surpass breast cancer among European women
    Estimates of cancer mortality statistics for the current year, extrapolated from available data from a few years earlier, have long been available for the United States, and have been recently published for the European Union, based on the World...
  • Woman working late in office
    Night shift work detrimental to your health
    Rotating night shifts linked disease outcomesThe term "rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule according to the Canadian Center for Occupational...
  • Young at heart
    Older people may live longer if they feel younger
    As people age they are generally searching more aggressively than ever for ways to extend their lives even more. A good natural way to live longer is to work on feeling younger. The JAMA Network Journals reported on Dec. 15, 2014 that feeling...
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    Colonoscopy club
    Have you had a colonoscopy? Is it something you cringe about when you think of all that it involves? Coming from someone who has coped through several, the worst of the process is the prep you must suffer throughout the day before the procedure....
  • Mortality comparison of coronary artery bypass vs. angioplasty
    Mortality comparison of coronary artery bypass vs. angioplasty
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the county. Basically, two methods are available to open blocked coronary arteries, a coronary artery...
  • UCLA study leads way to increased bladder cancer survival
    UCLA study leads way to increased bladder cancer survival
    Every year, nearly 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer and more than 15,500 will die from the malignancy. A new study by UCLA and USC has found that a crucial factor for increasing survival is the quality of the initial biopsy. They...
  • Data brief from National Center for health statistics under CDC
    Life expectancy reaches ‘record high’
    In 2011, life expectancy had remained the same as it was in 2010 (78.7 years). Has much changed since then? What about the leading causes of death? Have they changed?According to a data brief from the National Center for health statistics (NCHS),...
  • Stress
    Even a little too much stress can be harmful
    There is always a concern that too much stress could lead to illness and premature death. Oregon State University reported on Sept. 10, 2014 that men’s health may be harmed by even small stressors. New research shows that older men who lead...
  • breastfeeding week
    World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7
    This week is world Breastfeeding Week across the globe. It is sponsored and promoted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The 2014 theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of...
  • Old,Cold,and Lonely
    Cardiovascular mortality due to hot and cold temperatures
    Temperatures influence heart mortality including heart failureStudies have frequently shown that extremely hot weather causes mortality levels to rise. As an example; the heat wave in the summer of 2003 in Western Europe had resulted in 22,000...
  • Obesity and fishbone.
    Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Mortality due to a wide range of causes especially heart disease, cancer and diabetesObesity (BMI of 30 kg/m or over) increases the risk for numerous adverse health outcomes, including most major chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus,...
  • Drunk man slumped on bar asleep
    Excessive alcohol consumption linked to death among working adults
    Nearly 1 in 10 deaths and over 1 in 10 years due to alcoholExcessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of premature mortality in the United States. Worldwide, 3.3 million people die every year due to harmful use of alcohol,2 this represent 5...
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