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A ‘Mediterranean’ diet is linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease, but a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk

Monday, 25 April, 2016

A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world. The research also showed that eating greater amounts of healthy food was more important for these people than avoiding unhealthy foods, such as refined grains, sweets, desserts, sugared drinks and deep-fried food – a “Western” diet.

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New study shows electronic health records often capture incomplete mental health data

Friday, 22 April, 2016

Complementary sources of data can be used to paint a more complete picture of a patient's health trajectory than a single source. Significant recent investment in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) took place on the assumption of improved patient safety, research capacity, and cost savings. However, most of these health systems and health records are fragmented and do not share patient information. While fragmentation and incomplete clinical data in EHRs are recognized problems, almost no published data estimate their extent. This study compares information available in a typical EHR with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar disorder.

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A reduction in sitting time could mean a lower body fat percentage for office workers

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

An intervention to reduce workplace sitting time has shown potential health benefits, in results published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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BRCA1 gene mutation is linked to women having fewer eggs in their ovaries

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

Researchers have discovered a link between the BRCA1 gene mutation and lower levels of a hormone that is an indicator of the number of eggs left in a woman’s ovaries, according to research published today (Wednesday) in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. 

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Happiness can break your heart too

Thursday, 03 March, 2016

Happy events can trigger a heart condition known as takotsubo syndrome, according to research published today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal.

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