Health cardiovascular disease heart health Loneliness Social isolation can be a killer, and not just figuratively. Loneliness may actually cause premature death by damaging the heart, according to a new study. The research suggested that feeling loneliness may double a person’s risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. “Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone,” said Anne Vinggaard Christensen, study author and a Ph.D. student at The Heart Centre at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, said in a statement. “Previous research has shown that loneliness and social isolation are linked with coronary heart disease and stroke, but this has not been investigated in patients with different types of cardiovascular disease." Adam Lister/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't Know … [Read more...] about Loneliness Can Damage Your Heart, Cause Premature Death from Cardiovascular Disease, New Research Suggests
Only 43.1 percent of high blood pressure patients were diagnosed. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Early diagnosis, treatment and management of non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes at communal medical stations were updated at a training course workshop for lecturers major in the field held in Hanoi on June 11. The event, the second of its kind organised by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), aimed to strengthen health care at the grassroots level, and reduce workload at central hospitals. According to Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan, statistics in 2015 showed that in Vietnam, only 43.1 percent of high blood pressure patients were diagnosed and 13.6 percent were treated in medical stations. Meanwhile, 31.1 percent of diabetes patients and 28.9 percent were diagnosed and treated, respectively. The Health Ministry issued Decision No.2559/QD-BYT dated April 20, 2018 on the management of hypertension and diabetes … [Read more...] about Vietnam improves capacity in non-communicable disease treatment
A recent study conducted by researchers at the Florida International University has found that dogs are capable of detecting laurel wilt, a vascular disease caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola that affects and kills more than 300 million avocado trees in US. It should be noted that Raffaelea lauricola is a dreaded pathogen which is untreatable and it also spreads quickly to other surrounding trees. However, early detection of the disease could help experts to prevent the widespread of the pathogen. The research paper named 'An Evaluation of Scent-discriminating Canines for Rapid Response to Agricultural Diseases' published in the latest edition of HortTechnology, has revealed that dogs can sniff out the disease in a very early stage, much before the symptoms of the disease becomes visible. The study report also showed that dogs can sniff out laurel wilt even in extremely harsh environments like intense heat and humidity. During the research, 229 trials were performed, and only 12 … [Read more...] about Your dog can detect cancer as well as disease responsible for millions of avocado trees in US
A DEADLY flesh-eating disease that has killed more than 130 pets in Britain is causing dog owners increasing concern for their pets. With four new cases being reported so far in June, let's take a closer look at Alabama Rot - sometimes referred to as the "black death" disease - which is feared to be gaining ground in the UK. What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot, or cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), has only recently been recognised in dogs in Britain after first being identified in the US in the 1980s. The disease kills 80 per cent of the animals affected. It causes lesions on the skin and occasionally in the mouth, which can look like bites, sores, wounds or stings, and some dogs go on to develop life-threatening kidney failure. Alabama Rot causes tiny blood clots to form in the blood vessels which blocks them and can ultimately lead to damage of the affected tissue. This causes ulceration in the skin but in the kidney it … [Read more...] about What is Alabama Rot, what are the symptoms and causes and how can I protect my dog against the disease?
A FORMER martial arts champion has been left blind after getting Lyme disease from a tick bite. Stephen Bullough, 51, is bedridden two years after the bite while camping. And the dad of two has slammed the NHS for refusing him treatment. Stephen, of Wigan, said: “It’s soul-destroying — everything has been taken away from me.” The British and world karate and kick-boxing champ spotted a rash on his arm in 2016. GPs failed to identify the bacterial infection disease and Stephen ended up in a wheelchair after collapsing before his stepdaughter’s wedding. most read in uk newsTAKE HEIR-M Prince George plays with a toy gun as mum Kate keeps a tight grip on Charlotte TOUGH LOVE Mum makes naughty kids sit in silence at Tesco and is praised - but would you? BLOODBATH CONTINUES Teen critical & 2 others knifed in 2 hours' violence in Lawless London DROUGHT WARNING Fears of UK DROUGHT as reservoirs dry up amid 3-month heatwave and 33C heat HARROWING DISCOVERY Body … [Read more...] about Former martial arts champion left blind and bedridden after getting Lyme disease from a tick bite