Month: October 2021

Cardiovascular disease: Environmental risk factors

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A new review outlines the importance of environmental factors on heart health. Christoph Lodewick/Stocksy
  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death around the world.
  • The mitigation of CVDs has typically focused on making individual lifestyle changes.
  • However, some environmental factors — such as pollution and climate change — also significantly contribute to a person’s risk of developing CVDs.
  • Experts argue that gaining a better understanding of this link is crucial to reducing the burden of CVDs.

In a new review, researchers make clear the effects of the environment on people’s risk of developing CVDs.


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3 Nutrition Tips A PCOS-Dietitian Recommends To Her Clients

Whether it’s your hunger, your emotions, or your hormones (hello, luteal phase), cravings are generally the body’s way of communicating those needs to you. So, Ramallo says to honor those cravings when they hit.

“If you want dessert, have it without shame and guilt,” she says. “Of course, sugar can make PCOS worse, but there are methods to lower the blood sugar spike.” Here’s what she recommends if you’re craving something sweet: 

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US public health in crisis as Covid prompts curbs on officials’ powers | US healthcare

More than half of US states have introduced new laws to restrict public health actions, including policies requiring quarantine or isolation and mandating vaccines or masks. Between the new laws and the massive workforce departures during the pandemic, public health in America is now in crisis, experts say.

The new restrictions and shortages not only affect responses to the coronavirus but also make it harder to contain outbreaks of the flu, measles and other health crises, and they put the US in a weaker position to combat future pandemics.

“We’re very, very concerned about the rolling back of public health

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Polyphenol-rich diet improves the intestinal permeability in older adults

The increase of intestinal permeability is associated with factors such as aging, food allergies and intolerances and unhealthy diets. This alteration causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier that triggers the transit of potentially-toxic substances for the blood, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer’s.

A polyphenol-rich diet improves the intestinal permeability in old people, according to an article published in the journal Clinical Nutrition. The study is led by Cristina Andrés-Lacueva, professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences and head of the Research Group of

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What causes disease outbreaks?

Newswise — Since 1974, contaminated water has been the most common driver of large-scale zoonotic infectious disease outbreaks, according to new research from the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) at the University of Georgia. The next two greatest drivers are unusual weather patterns and changes in the abundance of disease vectors such as mosquitos and ticks.

Zoonotic diseases occur when pathogens are transmitted from animals to humans—prominent recent outbreaks include Ebola hemorrhagic fever and COVID-19. However, most zoonotic disease outbreaks involve fewer than 100 cases and are quickly brought under control. So what factors drive large-scale outbreaks?

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Farm house burned in PVFD training exercise Saturday

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Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

If you’re thinking about using yoga for back pain, we’ve got all the information you need. In this article, physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience, Mark Brownless tells Live Science whether back pain is actually muscular and whether yoga is really a good idea if you’re experiencing issues with your back. 

So, whether you’ve been looking for a good quality yoga mat that you can use at home or in the office, or you aren’t sure if yoga is the right thing to do, this article should tell you what you need to know.

Please note, this is not

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