How many X chromosomes you have can affect your health.
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A one-size-fits-all approach may not be best for treating cardiovascular disease. Taking sex chromosomes into account could make for more effective and equitable care.
Contracting heart cells exert forces on their genetic material that affect how they develop.
Heart disease can change the genetic structure of heart cells. Understanding the role that mechanical forces play in these changes could lead to improvements in artificial tissue design.
Our health is affected by the combination of nutrients foods contain.
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We found a greater risk of heart disease with saturated fats from red meat and butter – but a lower risk with saturated fats from cheese, yoghurt and fish.
People who live in Blackpool and other coastal towns have poorer health than average, according to a new report.
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People living in English seaside towns often suffer from higher levels of heart disease and stroke.
A Salvation Army emergency vehicle is set up as a cooling station during a heatwave in Calgary, Alta. on June 30.
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Heat stroke is a danger in extreme temperatures, but a major risk factor for dying during a heat wave is cardiovascular disease and other pre-existing health conditions.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
This smart bed can monitor cardiac health without attaching electrodes to your skin.
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The technology used to assess cardiac health made great strides over the 20th century. But it is time to take that technology to the next level.
Unequal access to preventive resources such as healthy foods, a family doctor, health screening and health promotion programs put some groups at increased risk for chronic illness.
While the pandemic has focused the world’s attention on how to prevent infectious disease, many of the lessons learned from COVID-19 prevention can also be applied to chronic disease prevention.
Our research provides clear evidence pro-inflammatory diets are linked to poor health, including heart attacks, bowel cancer and depression.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
The consumption of a lot of soft drinks is linked to increased obesity.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health.
Cutting out dairy, eggs and meat is thought to prevent and reverse heart disease. But as our latest study shows, the evidence doesn’t back this claim up.
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.
Busy highways are large sources of air pollution.
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Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.
The new magnetic charging technology which is a feature of Apple’s iPhone 12 could wreak havoc with implantable cardiac devices. Here’s what we know.
Weight loss is often recommended to type 2 diabetes patients.
‘One-size-fits-all’ weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
Grip strength declines with many health conditions.
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Heart disease, cancer and diabetes all cause weaker hand grip strength.
‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body.
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The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.