Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

09 September, 2019 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence … Read More

Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk

01 January, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

MADRID (Reuters ) – People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a Spanish study suggests. In the study, 3,974 bank workers wore activity trackers to measure sleep for one week and also had 3D heart ultrasounds and … Read More

Sixty-somethings who keep moving may lower risk of heart disease

08 August, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – Adults in their early 60s who spend less time sitting around and get more exercise – even just a little gardening or a leisurely evening stroll – have better markers for heart disease risk than their sedentary peers, a UK study suggests. Researchers asked 1,622 adults ranging in age from 60 … Read More