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Cardiology Management

Study: Higher CVD Risk in Women with Spontaneous Preterm Delivery History

2015 10 Feb

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.(1,2) The strength of the association was described by the investigators as "robust", and, as an independent risk factor... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Alzheimer Report: Diabetes, Hypertension, Smoking Raise Risks

2014 19 Sep

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’, released today, calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs).Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) commissioned a team of researchers,... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC 2014: Childhood Obesity and Hypertension

2014 03 Sep

According to a new study from Germany discussed in a Moderated Poster session at the ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, obese youngsters as defined by adiposity have nearly a six-fold greater risk of hypertension as compared to those of normal weight.  The new study used body fat distribution to assess the impact of childhood body weight. 22,051 children... Read more

IMAGING Management

Patient Risk Profiles Improve Mammogramme Readings

2014 19 Jun

Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas (UTD) have found that breast cancer diagnoses can be improved when radiologists consider a patient’s statistically-weighted risk profile while examining her mammogramme. The new approach should result in a reduction of missed diagnoses and false positives. The study was presented this week at the Advances... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women’s Heart Disease Strongly Linked to Physical Inactivity Past Age 30

2014 15 May

Women looking to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease have heard it before: maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure in check and quit smoking cigarettes. A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that while smoking most strongly influenced disease development up to age 30, the most significant risk for women... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Blood Glucose Measure No Predictor of CVD Risk

2014 26 Mar

According to a new study published in the March 26 issue of JAMA, which analysed close to 295,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease (CVD), the prediction of CVD risk is hardly enhanced when information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA 1c ), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, is added to conventional CVD risk... Read more


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