Does the death of the partner have an influence on the risk of atrial fibrillation?

iStock_000024649569XSmallStress can be caused by many diseases. This correlation has already been proved in acute diseases of the cardiovascular system such as myocardial infarction. The loss of the partner is considered to be one of the most stressful life experiences. Bereavement may be the cause of mental illness for example depression. Can the stress of bereavement cause of other diseases? Read full text »

Bariatric surgeries as a prevention of cancer among obese patients?

Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer

The scientists from the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that drinking coffee, decaffeinated or not, may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read full text »

Is the value of the glycemic index a risk factor for lung cancer?

medical doctor looking at x-ray picture of lungs in hospitalThe journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention published an article showing the connection between the glycemic index (GI) and an increased risk of lung cancer. This study represents the largest analysis to demonstrate the possible links. Read full text »

Endometriosis and higher risk of a heart disease – new dependencies

iStock_000024649569XSmallAmerican scientists report that women with endometriosis, who are 40 years old and less, are under greater risk of coronary heart disease. The results of the study were published in Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Read full text »

Sleep disorders in the elderly age raise the risk of a stroke

Sleeping in this weekend?According to the latest reports, elderly people, who sleep badly, particularly those who frequently wake up at night, are more likely to have a stroke in the future. Scientists from Colorado discovered that the reason could be the deficiency of oxygen in the brain tissue and hardening of cerebral arterioles. Read full text »

Smoking increases the risk of complications after hip or knee arthroplasty

Scientists from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the University of Alabama found that smokers who underwent primary total hip or knee arthroplasty developed postoperative complications more frequently. Complications involved deep infection of tissues and their hindered healing what could lead to revision of the implant.

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Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation as a risk factor of melanoma development

iStock_000017040940_LargeSo far, people working on the land, skiing instructors, and sportsmen were considered to be at higher risk of melanoma development because of occupational exposure to UV radiation. In their latest research, scientists from University of California in San Francisco proved that also pilots and flying personnel are at risk of melanoma development and they suffer from it twice more often than average population. Research was published in Jama Dermatology magazine. Read full text »

Drinking coffee reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis?

Brain Specimen and StethoscopeResults of studies which suggest that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) development were presented during the 67th annual symposium of the American Academy of Neurology in Washington. Read full text »

Selenium and the risk of prostate cancer

Catheter LubricationTwo studies, recently published in the „Journal of the National Cancer Institute”, shed new light on the relationship between selenium and the risk of prostate cancer. In the first study, U.S. researchers have proven that supplementation of selenium (depending on its initial content in organism) may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. In the second study, Dutch researchers suggest that the high selenium levels in the body (without supplementation) can have a protective effect. Read full text »