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A study from the University of Granada has identified a new exercise-based test that can assess a child’s risk of developing a cardiovascular disease or myocardial infarction in their lifetime.

Researchers from Hallym University's College of Medicine in Seoul Korea found in a new study that women who breastfeed longer during their lifetimes may be able to lower their risk of metabolic syndrome and other disorders.

A case-crossover study in Canada found that 7.87 in. (20 cm) of snowfall was associated with a 16 percent higher risk of hospital admission and a 34 percent higher risk of death due to MI the following day among men compared to snowless days.

After one year, adults with high cardiovascular risk who adhere to a Mediterranean diet had improvements in several high-density lipoprotein (HDL) functions, according to a randomized trial.

Women who had a preterm delivery during their first pregnancy had a 54 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with women who had a term delivery in their first pregnancy, according to an analysis of a longitudinal study.

 

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Running test can predict children’s risk of cardiovascular diseases

A study from the University of Granada has identified a new exercise-based test that can assess a child’s risk of developing a cardiovascular disease or myocardial infarction in their lifetime.

Researchers find breastfeeding can reduce women’s risk of metabolic syndrome

Researchers from Hallym University's College of Medicine in Seoul Korea found in a new study that women who breastfeed longer during their lifetimes may be able to lower their risk of metabolic syndrome and other disorders.

Tool may help identify patients with stable chest pain at minimal risk of clinical events

Researchers have developed a decision support tool to identify patients with chest pain who have minimal risk of having abnormal coronary arteries and long-term clinical events.

Physical activity may decrease risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

A pooled analysis found that adults known as “weekend warriors” who perform all of their exercise during one or two days of the week had a reduction in the risk of all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality. The results were similar even if participants had not previously adhered to physical activity guidelines.

Researchers find new treatment to reverse COPD, other lung diseases

In a study conducted on mice, researchers found a receptor that could reverse inflammatory responses and combat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.

Snow days may increase hospital admissions, death due to MI

A case-crossover study in Canada found that 7.87 in. (20 cm) of snowfall was associated with a 16 percent higher risk of hospital admission and a 34 percent higher risk of death due to MI the following day among men compared to snowless days.

Mediterranean diet may improve HDL function

After one year, adults with high cardiovascular risk who adhere to a Mediterranean diet had improvements in several high-density lipoprotein (HDL) functions, according to a randomized trial.

Preterm delivery may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Women who had a preterm delivery during their first pregnancy had a 54 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with women who had a term delivery in their first pregnancy, according to an analysis of a longitudinal study.

Study links Chinese air pollution to respiratory, cardiovascular deaths

As air pollution in China steadily increases, so do the number of deaths related to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to a new study from health officials in the region.

Recreational athletes have increased heart rate, blood pressure following concussions

Recreational athletes who sustained a concussion had significant increases in heart rate and resting systolic blood pressure within 48 hours of the injury, according to a small study of college students. By day three, though, their heart rate and blood pressure returned to normal.

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