At menopause, women lose hormone protection against heart (cardiovascular) and kidney (renal) diseases, and are likely to become obese. A research team has tested the idea that estrogen deficiency in aged females may trigger the development of high blood pressure and obesity.
While cardiovascular disease occurs in both men and women, it does not affect them in the same way. Risk factors and protective factors for heart diseases are likewise unequal.
At menopause, women lose hormone protection against heart (cardiovascular) and kidney (renal) diseases, and are likely to become obese. A research team has tested the idea that estrogen deficiency in aged females may trigger the development of high blood pressure and obesity. The results of their study, using an animal model, suggest that estrogen depletion can have these effects.
Despite the popular notion that antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, offer health-promoting benefits by protecting against damaging free radicals, a new study in the Aug. 10 issue of the journal Cell reveals that, in fact, balance is the key. The researchers show in mice that an overload of natural antioxidants can actually lead the heart to failure.
Three additional counties have reported positive West Nile virus mosquito batches to the Illinois Department of Public Health this week bringing the total number of counties reporting West Nile virus to seven.
A targeted recruitment effort by the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) attracted 10 additional paramedics to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Health Minister George Abbott announced while visiting Queen Charlotte Islands General Hospital.
A new targeted drug delivery method uses ultrasound to image tumors, while also releasing the drug from ?nanobubbles? into the tumor.
Levels of toxic chemicals in Great Lakes fish are alarmingly high, and becoming more serious over time, a report released today by Environmental Defence shows.
Research in mice suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil and certain types of fish could potentially improve the prognosis of men who are genetically prone to develop prostate cancer.
A preliminary study suggests that a blood clot-dissolving medication that is administered to some patients following a stroke or heart attack may help to reduce the risk of amputation following severe frostbite, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.