An influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.

An influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.

A new analysis documents just how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure. “The patients who also had the flu were not only more likely to die in hospital, they had much higher rates of acute respiratory failure, whether or not it required mechanical ventilation.” Meanwhile, “their […]

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Heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer

Heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer

Research suggests “heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer than those who remain inactive.” Investigators found that “compared to patients who were inactive for the first 10 to 12 months after their heart attack, patients who were active during that whole time were 71 percent less likely to die during […]

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The risk of Heart disease and premature death may be higher

The risk of Heart disease and premature death may be higher

Research suggests “the risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood.” Investigators found that “young adults with two or more significant drops in income over a 15-year period had more than twice the risk of developing heart disease and nearly twice the […]

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Cancer death rate has now been falling for at least 25 years

Cancer death rate has now been falling for at least 25 years

Americans’ “cancer death rate has now been falling for at least 25 years, down 27 percent over that period,” driven by lower smoking rates and medical advances. However, “obesity-related cancer deaths are rising and prostate cancer deaths are no longer dropping.” According to the report, cancer deaths were greatest for men with lung, prostate or […]

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Workers who are Exposed to Pesticides

Workers who are Exposed to Pesticides

Research suggests “workers who are exposed to pesticides or metals on the job may be significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases.” Investigators looked at “data on occupational exposure to solvents, metals and pesticides for” more than 7,400 workers. The data indicated that “individuals who were exposed to pesticides were more than twice as likely […]

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