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Coronary artery calcium linked to cancer, kidney disease, pneumonia

Patients whose coronary artery calcium scores exceeded 400 were significantly more likely to develop cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic k.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2017Related News

I’m not dying just yet

Barring an unforeseen fatal accident, there are no indications that I am dying or suffering from a terminal disease......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2017Related News

Merck halts trial of once promising Alzheimer s drug

Merck halts trial of once promising Alzheimer s drug.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2017Related News

Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer   LONDON (AP) — The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia. Fourteen former players were part of the research that began around 40 years ago and six brains, which underwent post-mortem examinations, had signs of Alzheimer's disease. Four brains were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) pathology, a possible consequence of repeated impacts to the brain, including heading the ball. A previous study of 268 brains from the general population in Britain found a far lower CTE detection rate of 12 percent. The small sample size of former footballers prevented researchers from University College London and Britain's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from drawing any conclusions about the dangers posed by playing soccer as they released their research. But researchers hope the findings provide the impetus for more substantial studies in conjunction with soccer authorities. The researchers require current or retired players to be willing to take part of investigations that could take decades to produce conclusions. 'Our findings show there is a potential link between repetitive head impacts from playing football and the later development of CTE,' lead author Dr. Helen Ling of the UCL Institute of Neurology told The Associated Press. 'This will support the need for larger scale studies of a larger number of footballers who need to be followed long term, looking at various aspects in terms of their mental functions, imaging of the brain and also markers that might identify neurological damage.' England's Football Association said it is committed to 'independent, robust and thorough' research, which it is jointly funding with the players' union. The Alzheimer's Society maintained that the latest 'results do not provide proof that heading a football, or sustaining a head injury by any other means during the sport, is linked to developing dementia.' 'Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dementia and it's important to ensure that people playing any kind of sport are able to do so safely,' Dr. James Pickett, research head at the Alzheimer's Society, said. Concerns have grown in Britain about the impact of head injuries after campaigning by the family of former England striker Jeff Astle, whose death at age 59 in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls. Astle's daughter, Dawn, is urging 'current footballers or families of footballers to pledge the brain' for medical research. 'If we hadn't donated dad's brain, we wouldn't know what we know now — we wouldn't know what had killed him,' Dawn Astle said. 'It's too late for dad. The research is so important for current players and for future players. That's why we need it. 'I think that's what is so very frustrating — the fact that it's nearly 15 years since my dad died. And the fact that nothing from any footballing authorities has been done. It is really indefensible and disgraceful.' At least four members of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad have developed dementia or memory loss. In the United States, there has been a $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former American football players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The British soccer research was instigated by consultant psychiatrist Dr. Don Williams, who started to monitor former players who were diagnosed with dementia from 1980. From Swansea in south Wales, Williams monitored the retired players and collected data on their playing and concussion history. 'In 1980 the son of a man with advanced dementia asked me if his father's condition had been caused by heading the ball for many years as a powerful center half,' Williams said. 'As the brain is a very fragile organ, well protected within the skull, this was a constructive suggestion. As a result I looked out for men with dementia and a significant history of playing soccer, followed them up and where possible arranged for post-mortem studies to be carried out. 'The results suggest that heading the ball over many years, a form of repetitive sub-concussive head injury, can result in the development of CTE and dementia. Thus the original suggestion has been shown to be of merit and worthy of further investigation.' ___ Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2017Related News

PH launches new campaign against HIV

Amid the alarming rise of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among the youth, the government has launched a new campaign to promote public awareness about the disease and prevent its spread in the country......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Hot Stuff: Lisa Macuja-Elizalde Introduces Ballet For Fitness As A Workout Against Alzheimer's

Did you know that ballet as a workout is also freeing for the mind and soul?.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleFeb 10th, 2017Related News

More dengue deaths recorded in 2016

MANILA, Philippines - Despite intensified efforts to control the spread of dengue, the government recorded more deaths caused by the mosquito-borne disease i.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2017Related News

GenSan folk warned of rise in dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 February) &'8212; Health authorities here alerted residents anew over the increasing cases of the deadly dengue fever that already resulted to two confirmed deaths this year. Dr. Washington Loreno, City Health Office (CHO) chief, said people should remain cautious and vigilant as the disease incidence in the city has continued to [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2017Related News

Sikat na rugby player na si Joost, pumanaw na

SUMAKABILANG-BUHAY na ang sikat na rugby player ng South Africa na si Joost van der Westhuizen sa edad 45. Kinumpirma ng 1995 Rugby World Cup winner's foundation ang pagpanaw nito dahil sa pakikipaglaban sa motor neurone disease. Mula pa noong 2011 ay nakikipaglaban na ito sa naturang sakit. Itinuturing si Joost na greatest player ng [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2017Related News

Coney at apong si Nayomi nagbonding sa “My Dear Heart” rating lampas 30% na

Kahit hindi pa nagigising at nanatiling comatose si Heart (Nayomi Ramos) dahil sa congenital heart disease na labis mang nalulungkot dahil sobrang miss na ang kaniyang mga magulang na sina Jude (Zanjoe Marudo) at Clara (Bela Padilla) ay masaya na rin dahil madalas na nakikita, nakakausap at nakaka-bonding ng kaluluwa niya si Dra. Margaret Divinagracia ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesFeb 6th, 2017Related News

Venus' run to a Grand Slam final is victory in itself

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — More than seven years after her last Grand Slam title match, Venus Williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside Rod Laver Arena to face her sister, Serena, for the Australian Open championship. She embraced the occasion instead. It was Venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser at the start of Saturday's match — not her sister, the 22-time major winner, who double-faulted three times in a single game to drop serve. And when Serena eventually settled down and overpowered Venus to win her seventh title in Australia and set an Open-era record with her 23rd Grand Sam title, Venus was gracious in defeat, as she's had to be on so many occasions against her sister. For her, just getting to this stage again — playing at the end of a Grand Slam, in a packed arena with a title on the line, was a victory in itself. 'I felt ready. I mean, I haven't played in a final for a number of years, but I don't think it's something you forget,' she said. 'I mean, I played a good amount of them, so experience was right there for me.' When Venus revealed in 2011 that she'd been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease, few expected she'd return to the same dominating presence that saw her win seven Grand Slam titles, including five at her favorite tournament, Wimbledon. Her ranking fell outside the top 100 as she coped with her illness and injuries, and from 2011 to 2014, she only advanced past the third round at a major once. Venus kept going, though, even as the early-round losses continued to mount and questions about retirement came up time and again. Those questions are still asked, but she's become used to brushing them aside. And her recent career renaissance — she'll rise to No. 11 in the rankings next week — suggests she'll continue to be a force in the sport for however long she wants to play. 'I feel motivated to continue, to continue to go out there and hit the ball the way I know I can,' she said. 'There's only things I can improve on, to be honest, and to build on.' Serena is making history, but Venus is setting her own marks these days, too. Her gap of 14 years in between appearances in the Australian Open final (2003-2017) smashed the previous record of seven years. Her 7 ½-year break in between Grand Slam finals (Wimbledon '09-Australian '17) also broke the previous record by six months. At 36, she's the oldest finalist in Australia in the Open era. And if anyone doubts her passion, her unbridled joy after defeating CoCo Vandeweghe in the semifinals said it all. 'I tried to contain myself. It was so hard. That was me containing myself,' she said with a wide smile. 'You have to enjoy your moment when you get it.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 28th, 2017Related News

New Alzheimer s drug compound worth investigating

New Alzheimer s drug compound worth investigating.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2017Related News

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2017Related News

Acid suppression cuts cancer risk in Barrett’s esophagus

In patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE), acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine2-receptor antagonists (H2RA) reduced the risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), according to findings presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2017Related News

Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer br /> MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Deep into stoppage time with Manchester United facing defeat, Wayne Rooney bent a free kick high over the defense and into the Stoke goal. A point was salvaged for United but the moment carried a far greater significance. It was Rooney's 250th goal for United — a record breaker. Rooney's long wait to overhaul Bobby Charlton as the club's all-time leading scorer ended in front of the 79-year-old former United great on Saturday at Stoke. 'It's a proud moment for me and a huge honor to get that record, just a bit dampened by the result,' said the 31-year-old Rooney, whose side remains sixth in the Premier League after the 1-1 draw. 'It's about a career and I still feel there's a lot more to come, but overall it's a really proud moment for me.' Inevitably the moment was tinged with disappointment for Charlton but not for long. Soon after the game, Charlton clambered down from his seat at Stoke into the United dressing room to congratulate Rooney. Rooney took 546 games to reach the milestone, while Charlton netted 249 goals over 758 matches across the 1950s, 60s and 70s. 'I have become used to the honor of being the club's all-time top goal scorer ... but it has been fairly obvious for a while now that Wayne Rooney was going to be the one likeliest to break my record,' Charlton said. 'And now that day has come, I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record. However, I can honestly say that I'm delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books.' Breaking records is one thing, now Rooney's priority will be hauling United up the standings. The failure to beat Stoke was even more costly as three of the five teams above them in action today all dropped points: Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City. ___ MAN CITY 2, TOTTENHAM 2 After uncharacteristic blunders by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gifted City two goals at the start of the second half, Tottenham rediscovered the attacking threat missing in the first period. Lloris resembled City counterpart Claudio Bravo, who for once wasn't the goalkeeper committing the mistakes. Lloris raced off his line when Kevin De Bruyne ball sent a ball high over the Tottenham defense and went for a diving header to clear, rather than trying to make a save. The header went straight to Leroy Sane, who then had clear sight of goal to put City in front. If that looked bad for Lloris, the next goal was even more mortifying for the captain. Lloris dived to gather Raheem Sterling's cross but he allowed the ball to slip through his fingers and De Bruyne was there to capitalize with a simple finish. City's two-goal cushion only lasted until the 58th minute when Kyle Walker whipped in a cross from the right and Dele Alli headed in his 11th goal of the season. City manager Pep Guardiola was left infuriated with the referee for not awarding a penalty when Sterling was pushed by defender Kyle Walker as he shot. Then Tottenham went up the other end to equalizer, with Son Heung-min set up by Harry Kane to clinch the point that moved the north London club a point ahead of third-place Liverpool. ___ LIVERPOOL 2, SWANSEA 3 Swansea climbed off the bottom and out of the relegation zone with a thrilling first Premier League win at Anfield. Swansea forward Fernando Llorente saw his double canceled out by Roberto Firmino's pair of goals but Gylfi Sigurdsson produced a winner for Paul Clement's side. ___ CRYSTAL PALACE 0, EVERTON 1 Sam Allardyce is still waiting for his first league win since replacing Alan Pardew as Palace manager last month, with his side mired in a relegation dogfight. Seamus Coleman scored in the 87th minute to strengthen Everton's grip on seventh place as it chases Europa League qualification. ___ MIDDLESBROUGH 1, WEST HAM 3 With Dimitri Payet seeking a move from West Ham, the east London club had to cope without its star midfielder for a second successive match. Just like last weekend, West Ham again emerged victorious. Andy Carroll made it five goals in 10 league games with a double between Cristian Stuani's strike for Middlesbrough. Jonathan Calleri, who replaced Carroll midway through the second half, added a late third. ___ WEST BROM 2, SUNDERLAND 0 Sunderland sunk to the bottom of the standings after Darren Fletcher and Chris Brunt scored for West Brom. 'We are doing everything we can to stop it from happening but it's a disease we've got at the moment,' Sunderland manager David Moyes said. ___ BOURNEMOUTH 2, WATFORD 2 Bournemouth twice came from behind to snatch a point. Joshua King canceled out Christian Kabasele's header and, after Troy Deeney nodded Watford back in front, Benik Afobe produced the second equalizer in the 82nd minute. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 22nd, 2017Related News

The beginning of Jesus’ Galilean ministry

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled: Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen. From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him. He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Miner with work-related disease gets additional benefits

MANILA, Philippines - The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has granted additional benefits to a retired miner who acquired a disease due to his work......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Minamata Disease

Ecowaste Coalition activists join Minamata disease sufferer Hideo Okama on Wednesday in seeking justice for mercury pollution victims during a seminar to mark the 60th year since the official recognition of the disease, a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Lino Santos.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

Senators urge Duterte: Shut up on martial law

MANILA, Philippines - It’s a cure worse than the disease, and if he doesn’t mean it, he should stop talking about it......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2017Related News

Study shows how stress may harm your heart

Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2017Related News