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Having a dog may reduce risk of heart disease, death — study

Swedish researchers have found an association between dog ownership and the reduction of cardiovascular-related diseases among adults. According to a statement from the Uppsala University in Sweden regarding the study, single adults who owned dogs had a 33 percent lower risk of death. At the same time, these adults had an 11 percent lower chance of contracting a cardiovascular disease compared to singles with no dogs. The study has been published online on Nature's Scientific Reports journal under the title "Dog ownership and the risk of cardiovascular disease and death -- a nationwide cohort study". "A very interesting finding in our study was that dog ownership was especia...Keep on reading: Having a dog may reduce risk of heart disease, death — study.....»»

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‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

DETROIT (AP) --- A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. Father Solanus, as he was known, was beatified Saturday at a Mass attended by more than 60,000 people at a stadium in Detroit where he spent much of his ministry. Pope Francis said he met the requirements to earn the title of "blessed," especially after a woman from Panama was instantly cured of a chronic skin disease while she prayed at his tomb in 2012. The woman, Paula Medina Zarate, had a formal role at the Mass, placing a cross in front ...Keep on reading: ‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2017Related News

US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson s disease

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. Source link link: US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 17th, 2017Related News

Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals—with Probiotics

Your body is not simply a machine. This means that even when you eat lots of fuel like vitamins & minerals, it won’t always be enough for your good health. Rather, your body is a complex living, breathing thing—it is home to billions of microscopic “good” bacteria, that help you maintain vitality, ward off disease, and feel great every day......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 17th, 2017Related News

Bill Gates giving $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that he is investing $50 million to fund research into treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Gates, in an entry on his blog, said he was making the investment from his personal fortune and not with his charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "Of all the disorders that plague us late in life, one stands out as a particularly big threat to society: Alzheimer's disease," Gates said. "Scientists have yet to figure out what exactly causes Alzheimer's or how to stop the disease from destroying the brain," he said. "In the United States, it is the only cause of death in the top 10 without any meanin...Keep on reading: Bill Gates giving $50 million for Alzheimer’s research.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2017Related News

World Diabetes Day 2017: Facts, figures and what to know about prevention

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is held every year on Nov. 14 in an effort to raise awareness on the condition and help combat the increasing rates of diabetes across the world. For those who may still be unsure about the health risks posed by diabetes, here we round up some important facts and figures from theWorld Health Organisation(WHO), including how the disease can be prevented. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, orwhen the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by deficient insulin production and requires dail...Keep on reading: World Diabetes Day 2017: Facts, figures and what to know about prevention.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2017Related News

Cholesterol testing after heart attack and stroke can reduce risk of second attack

New research has suggested that measuring levels of "bad" cholesterol after a heart attack or stroke can significantly reduce the risk of suffering another attack. Carried out by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, the new research looked at more than 62,070 patients with an average age of 66 years old. Of those who met the criteria, 69.3 percent had coronary artery disease, 18.6 percent had cerebrovascular disease, and 12.1 percent had peripheral arterial disease when they came to hospital with their first heart attack or stroke. The researchers looked at patients who survived and followed them for three years or more or until ...Keep on reading: Cholesterol testing after heart attack and stroke can reduce risk of second attack.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2017Related News

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

WASHINGTON --- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The agency saidThursdayit intends to classify drugs that are chemically similar to fentanyl as illegal controlled substances, letting prosecutors avoid the hurdles they often face in bringing charges in such cases. The move aims to stop the flow of fentanyl variants into the U.S. as the opioid abuse crisis rages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the drug and its analogues killed more than 20,000 Americans last year, and the number is ...Keep on reading: DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2017Related News

Doctor: Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

BOSTON --- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher saidThursday. Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University's CTE Center, stressed she could not "connect the dots" between the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the behavior of the 27-year-old who hanged himself in April while serving life in prison for murder. But McKee said CTE had significantly impacted key parts of Hernandez's brain, including the hippocampus --- which is associated with memory -...Keep on reading: Doctor: Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2017Related News

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

LONDON --- Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Two years later, the doctors report the boy is doing so well that he doesn't need any medication, is back in school and even playing soccer. "We were forced to do something dramatic because this kid was dying," said Dr. Michele De Luca of the University of Modena in Italy, who got a call for help from the German doctors treating the boy. The boy, then 7, was hospitalized in June 2015 with blisters on his limbs, back and elsewhere. He quickly lost about 60 percent of the outer layer...Keep on reading: Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2017Related News

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama’s face, new study shows

LONDON --- A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study publishedWednesdayalso shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training. It had been known that sheep can recognize familiar faces of other sheep and of humans. The researchers say this study of the ability of sheep to recognize faces may be useful in research into Huntington's disease and other human brain disorders that affect mental processing. Lead scientist Professor Jenny Morton says sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities comparable to those of humans and monkeys. Among the fa...Keep on reading: Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama’s face, new study shows.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2017Related News

No limbs, no problem for Italy’s fencing firebrand

Paralympic fencer Beatrice Vio is a veritable sports icon in Italy, a model of courage whose battle against disease, infectious enthusiasm and prowess have won her legions of loyal fans. Now the 20-year old ace is in Rome, where on Wednesday she will defend her title as wheelchair fencing world champion after taking home gold in last year's Paralympics in Rio. "My motto is, 'life is too good'," Beatrice Vio said with a laugh in an interview with AFP, her cheerfulness belying years of physical and psychological anguish, beginning in 2008. "I was 11 years old when I got sick. I was struck down suddenly with meningitis C," said the blue-eyed blonde from northern Italy, who has ...Keep on reading: No limbs, no problem for Italy’s fencing firebrand.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 8th, 2017Related News

Worrying health trends persist in Asean region

Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi, the Minister of Health in a group photo. - PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI Cardiovascular disease remains among the leading causes of death in Brunei Da.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2017Related News

GMO banana developed in Australia to be tested in Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 Nov) – Australian researchers are planning to conduct field trials in Mindanao for a genetically engineered Cavendish banana that was developed to resist the highly destructive Fusarium wilt or Panama disease. Colin Melvin, commercial services director of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, said Mindanao, including […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2017Related News

Metabolic factors link NAFLD with carotid atherosclerosis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with a significant increase in the risk of carotid atherosclerosis that appears to be mediated by metabolic fa.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2017Related News

Maximo Dalog Sr. Foundation launched

SAGADA, Mountain Province — The Maximo Dalog Sr. Foundation was launched October 1st at the late congressman’s residence at Napu, Bila, Bauko. This is continuing the advocacy of Dalog Sr. in providing assistance to patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. It makes educational assistance to poor and deserving students of equal importance too......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 8th, 2017Related News

Severe joint pain in arthritis: Number affected still rising

The prevalence of severe joint pain among adults with diagnosed arthritis continues to increase, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2017Related News

Duterte's 'drug war' is fueling the spread of disease - Washington Post

Duterte's 'drug war' is fueling the spread of disease - Washington Post.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2017Related News

Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps

Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesSep 30th, 2017Related News

Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps

Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 30th, 2017Related News