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Cardiology Management

Higher BMI Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Death

2016 02 Aug

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, twin siblings with a higher BMI do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality. However, a higher BMI is associated with an increase in risk of type 2 diabetes. Peter Nordström, researcher at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation at Umeå University explains that... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Study Finds Increasing BMI Linked to Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

2016 07 Jun

Fatty acids in the breast may be useful indicators of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The results may help researchers determine the underlying mechanisms behind breast cancer development in some patients. The role of fat in breast cancer development and growth has been studied extensively... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Risk Profiles Vary by Profession

2016 01 Mar

New research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 meeting shows that workers age 45 years or older in sales, office-support or service occupations have more risk factors for heart disease and stroke as compared to workers in management or professional jobs. The research found wide variation in the cardiovascular... Read more

IT Management

Disposable Tocodynamometer Measures Uterine Contractions

2014 01 Nov

Clinical Innovations' (Salt Lake City, UT, USA) Koala® Toco, the first and only tocodynamometer to use air-charged technology to accurately measure uterine contractions, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The tocodynamometer has no electronic components, making it lightweight and more comfortable for the patient.Placed externally... Read more

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