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Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Affect Learning, Memory

2017 07 May

Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors – such as high blood pressure, elevated serum LDL-cholesterol and smoking – in childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in middle age, according to a study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology. See Also : A New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: 28% of U.S. Adults are Tobacco Users

2017 31 Jan

In the U.S., 28 percent of adults 18 years of age or older were current users of at least one type of tobacco product in 2013 and 2014 and nearly 1 in 10 youths 12 to 17 years of age used a tobacco product in the previous 30 days, with cigarette use being most prevalent. The findings, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, will help inform... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Model Predicts Lung Cancer Risk in Light and Never Smokers

2016 07 Nov

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre have developed a personalized assessment tool, which can predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers.   While the majority of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers, as many as 20% of cases occur in non-smokers. Currently, however, there are no criteria... Read more

Cardiology Management

Social Inequality, Lifestyle and Heart Disease

2016 17 Oct

A study published in BMC Medicine suggests that women with lower levels of education and living in deprived areas are at higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.   A large body of research has established a strong association between health-related behaviours, such as smoking, and risk for CDH... Read more