Watch out: Cold weather can kill you

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In yet another of the huge number or interesting studies presented recently at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, in Barcelona, Spain, researchers from Sweden looked at a huge number of heart attacks in that country’s fabulous central health register and concluded that the colder it gets, the higher the number of […]

Watch Out: When taking new drugs

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According to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine , when the US FDA approves a new drug, it requires the manufacturer of that product to do post-marketing surveillance about safety in the general population mostly because pre-marketing studies often restrict entry to many groups of people who will ultimately get those […]

Watch Out: Tall men have higher risks of clotting

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According to a study that tracked more than 2.6 million people from Sweden and which was published Sept. 5 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, tall men are significantly more likely to develop potentially dangerous blood clots in their leg veins than their more down-to-earth (more accurately, closer-to-the-earth) brothers. Why is that a problem? Because if a part of […]

Watch Out: Kids who don’t sleep enough have a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes

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In an interesting study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in the UK looked at 4,525 children aged 9-10 of multi-ethnic descent, living in England, and they found that all else being equal – adjusting for school, behaviour, medication use, socio-economic and social factors, etc (which is clearly a very difficult thing to do and […]