Assessing whether you are in poor, moderate or ideal cardiovascular health takes just seconds, thanks to a new American Heart Association measure of health factors and behaviors.
Two major studies have shown that moderate drinking is good for the heart, but excessive drinking is bad for your health in general. According to Dr. Kenneth J. Mukamal, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School this study does not mean that drinking guidelines have changed.
A new study has found that gum disease can raise the risk of cancer in men.
Studies have found that injections of the male hormone testosterone increase blood pumping ability and heart muscle strength in men.
People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to go blind, than someone without the disease. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study found that people with type 2 who maintained "tight" blood pressure control—averaging 144/82—reduced their risk of vision loss by 47% and cut their risk for progression of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in adults, by 34%.
According to the International Obesity Task Force estimates in 2002 60% of diabetes cases were due to weight gain, and in western nations the percentage climbs into the 90% range. See why losing belly fat can reduce your risk here.
What is an episiotomy? This use to be a common word during childbirth, but not so much anymore. Today is it risky to have an episiotomy?
Getting your annual Mammogram in conjunction with an MRI can be a cost-effective way of improving life expectancy in women at high risk for breast cancer. A team of radiologists at General Hospital in Boston, Ma. conducted a study to determine the costs and benefits of mammography. Read their findings here.
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What exactly is fitness? Fitness means being able to perform physical activity. It also means improving you energy, strength and health.
Lesley Cottrell, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at West Virginia University conducted a study and found that your child's physical fitness is associated with their academics.
According to Health.Com two studies have indicated that drinking a little more coffee and running an extra mile can reduce a man's risk of prostate cancer.