Tag: Nurses Health Study

Moderate and Regular Alcohol Intake can be Good for You

Moderate and Regular Alcohol Intake can be Good for You

A recent study indicates that some alcohol can be good for you. The report, carried out by researchers from Harvard Medical School, has found that middle aged (age 58) women who drank one alcoholic drink a day were 20% more likely to be free of disease at age 70 than non drinkers. The study identified [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Kidney Cancer Associated with NSAID Drugs

Kidney Cancer Associated with NSAID Drugs

A recently published report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, has indicated that people who take non-aspirin anti-inflammatory pain killing drugs regularly are doubling their chances of developing kidney cancer. The study says that men and women both have the same amount of increased risk. Previous studies, all small scale, have indicated some uncertain association [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Smoking

Smoking

Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable risk factor for CHD. It remains the major preventable cause of early death, disability, and health expense in the United States accounting for over 400,000 deaths each year. Estimates suggest that 11% of deaths in women are attributable to smoking and that one in four women smoke. The [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Sudden cardiac death and risk factors

Sudden cardiac death and risk factors

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as death within 1 hour of onset of symptoms. While SCD is more common in men than women, it is still a considerable public health problem with 120,000 cases occurring annually. Analysis from the Nurses’ Health Study shows that 69% of women who suffered Sudden cardiac death had no [...]

August 15, 2011 More