Heart :: Aging heart changes shape, shrinks and loses pumping function too

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evidence to explain why the supposedly natural act of aging is by itself a very potent risk factor for life-threatening heart failure.

Cholesterol :: MIT links gene to cholesterol

MIT researchers have discovered a link between a gene believed to promote long lifespan and a pathway that flushes cholesterol from the body. The finding could help researchers create drugs that lower the risk of diseases associated with high cholesterol, including atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Breast Cancer :: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2007, US

A Proclamation by George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America. He called upon Government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States to continue Nation’s strong commitment to preventing, treating, and ultimately curing breast cancer.

Heart Disease :: 40000 Nepalese suffering from heart diseases, Nepal

Over 40000 people of Nepal are suffering from heart diseases, according to a latest report published by the Nepal Heart Foundation (NHF). Heart diseases account for 25 per cent of the total deaths in the country, the report said.

Smoking :: Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

Starting to diet seems to double the odds a teenage girl will begin smoking, a University of Florida study has found. UF researchers, who analyzed the dieting and smoking practices of 8,000 adolescents, did not find the same link in boys, who were also less likely than girls to diet, according to findings released Friday in the American Journal of Health Promotion.