Women with diabetes less likely to receive comprehensive cardiovascular prevention than men, study finds

Women with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), or at high risk of developing CVD, are less likely to reach recommended treatment targets than men, according to an international study involving almost 10,000 patients with type 2 diabetes, being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (27 […]

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Thailand to reopen to more vaccinated visitors from November

FILE PHOTO: People wait in front of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile vaccination bus set-up to serve the elderly and disabled groups in Bangkok, Thailand, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Juarawee KittisilpaBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost […]

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Childhood obesity is a more serious concern than coronavirus, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

The well-known medical researcher defined obesity as a "disease caused by ultra-processed food just like cancer is caused by tobacco". Childhood obesity is a growing health concern in the world, especially in India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. According to Narayana Health, India […]

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mRNA COVID vaccines prove effective in the elderly

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) proved extremely difficult to control once it entered a country – while there were a few success stories such as New Zealand, most countries ended up resorting to lengthy and economically painful lockdowns, among other restriction measures. Even these did not fully control the spread of the disease until vaccines were developed and mass vaccination programs […]

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Can a sexual assault jeopardize a woman’s brain health?

Traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, have been linked to poor mental and cardiovascular health in women as they age. A new study suggests they may also be linked to indicators of cerebrovascular risk that may be precursors to dementia, stroke, and other brain disorders. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, […]

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