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Changing the paradigm of heart transplants
Changing the paradigm of heart transplants
The world’s first human-to-human heart transplant is dated 3 December 1967, operated by the surgeon Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa, on patient Louis Washkansky.
Anne Raben โ€“ Diet and exercise combinations to counter type-2 diabetes
Anne Raben โ€“ Diet and exercise combinations to counter type-2 diabetes
Type-2 diabetes, which has dramatically spread in the last decade, is most often associated with being overweight and suffering from obesity.
Air quality models: new health prevention tools
Air quality models: new health prevention tools
We are all exposed to polluted air. Among main air pollutants are nitrogen oxides —the so-called ‘NOx ‘— and ozone , which cause irritation of respiratory tract and eyes, favouring cough, lung infections in children and asthma.
Junk-free pizza, engineered to please taste buds
Junk-free pizza, engineered to please taste buds
Many diseases occurring in industrial countries, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke or certain cancers are linked to malnutrition. The trouble is that one in two people in Europe is overweight or obese .
How beneficial polyphenols truly are?
How beneficial polyphenols truly are?
Eating fruit or having a glass of red wine is seen as offering health benefits. The benefits are often pinned on polyphenols, natural chemicals —found in foods—referred to as flavonoids and phenolic acids, but also fragments of food proteins called peptides.
Realising the scale of chronic disease
Realising the scale of chronic disease
Medical experts pointed to non-infectious diseases—diabetes, cancer and heart disease— as a ticking time bomb at a recent meeting of health experts at the European Health Forum in Gastein, Austria.
The Fish that Protects Your Life
The Fish that Protects Your Life
More than half of all deaths in Europe are caused by cardiovascular disease, and 80% of all these are due to atherosclerosis.
The Secret of Sudden Death
The Secret of Sudden Death
Unlocking the mystery of that 5% of sudden cardiac deaths which are not caused by any apparent anatomic abnormality points to a group of inherited gene mutations in the heart’s ion channels.
Healthy Heart's at Home
Healthy Heart's at Home
A new range of garments will soon be out. Gucci? Prada? - Not this time. The emphasis here is not fashion but prevention of chronic disease.