Why You’re An STD Risk [Infographic]

If any of these risk factors apply to you, please recognize the importance of health and STD testing and be responsible! In this infographic you will find: * the top risk factors for acquiring … [Read more...]

INTERSTROKE study identifies 10 stroke risk factors that we can do something about

The majority of studies on stroke have been conducted in westernized or developed countries. Yet, recent surveys show that the disease burden of stroke is concentrate in low- and middle income … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding prevents metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is condition characterized by the presence of multiple risk factors in 1 patient, making that patient highly predisposed to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Metabolic risk … [Read more...]

Diabetes updates: what ups or lowers your risk

Today, I am bring some diabetes updates on what increases or decreases our chances to develop diabetes. Heading off diabetes Researcher David Nathan of Massachusetts General Hospital Believes … [Read more...]

October 29 is World Stroke Day

“Stroke, what can I do?“ is this year’s World Stroke Day theme. Started in Capetown in October 2006, WSD has become a global initiative. This year, World Stroke day falls on October 29. According … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson’s death: Why it couldn’t have been a heart attack

When Michael Jackson suffered from cardiac arrest on June 25 this year, there were speculations that led to erroneous reports that Jackson suffered from a heart attack. It wasn’t clear whether the … [Read more...]

Live long or die young: it’s all about cardiovascular risk factors

Many people would give anything to live longer. However, what many of us are not aware of is that certain lifestyle factors can actually either add to or shave 10 years off our lifespan. Ten years – … [Read more...]

Resource post for May: Stroke awareness revisited

May is American Stroke Month It is the month when we should examine what we know about stroke, its symptoms, the risk factors, how it can be managed, and how it can be prevented. At the forefront … [Read more...]

Stroke begins at 44 and beyond

The 40s. It's when life is really supposed to start. It's also when people get into the so-called midlife crisis. A recent Finnish study also suggests that the 40s is the age when we have to take … [Read more...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is the month to step up on awareness of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer mortality in the US, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Approximately … [Read more...]

Risk factors for hypertension: men vs women

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and MayoClinic list the following as the most common risk factors for hypertension: Older age Race or ethnicity Overweight or … [Read more...]

Remembering Tim Russert

Instead of featuring a heart(y) celebrity this month, I would like to pay my respects to Tim Russert of NBC. I was travelling around Western Europe when I heard of his unexpected death. Even here in … [Read more...]

Does your bank account predict your risk for early stroke?

 Who said that life is always fair? The more you have, the less likely you are to die young. This is because those who have more money are less likely to suffer from stroke at an early age, according … [Read more...]

Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is considered a glandular organ. It is about 7 inches by 1.5 inches in size. It lies under the stomach and at the beginning of the small intestine, and functions as an exocrine organ by … [Read more...]

Liver Cancer Facts

The liver is the largest internal human organ. If the liver completely shut down, we would die within 24 hours. This is because the liver has so many vital functions in human life. Functions of the … [Read more...]

The Big FIVE-O

Time to start screening for colon/colorectal cancer. NOW! The Facts: March is National Colon/Colorectal Awareness Month. The lifetime risk for being diagnosed with colorectal cancer is 1 in … [Read more...]

Who is Prostate Cancer?

He can be any man. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after lung cancer, affecting one in six men in the U.S. He is rarely under the age of 40, usually over 50 and in fact two-thirds … [Read more...]

Genetic Risk Factors for Diabetes

The causes of diabetes are complex and only partly understood. Complicating the picture even further is the fact that there are multiple types, each with its own risk factors. Type 1 and Type 2 … [Read more...]

DNA Clue to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Discovered

A genetic link to rheumatoid arthritis has been uncovered by University of Manchester researchers led by Prof Jane Worthington and her team at the Arthritis Research Campaign's Epidemiology Unit. A … [Read more...]

6 Risk Factors for Multiple Sclerosis

By Robert Groth There are several recognized risk factors in Multiple Sclerosis, although there is not a definite known cause. These risk factors do not guarantee that you will be diagnosed with the … [Read more...]

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