How 3-D computer modeling is fighting against heart disease—the world’s leading cause of death

Cardiovascular disease (aka heart disease) kills one Australian every 28 minutes. Drugs and surgery are the conventional method of treatment for heart disease. To further increase the effectiveness of surgery, researchers in Australia and New Zealand have started using artery computer models. The tell-tale heart A team of five researchers from the University of Melbourne […]

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Getting people more active is key to better health: Here are 8 areas for investment

Africa is facing an increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases. The lack of physical activity is a risk factor for most of them. Research on physical inactivity trends in Africa is limited. But evidence suggests that as countries undergo transitions such as increased urbanization, physical activity levels may decline. But in Africa, the health agenda is […]

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Continuity determines whether physical activity on prescription works for the least active

Ongoing support for several years and focus on the individual. These are success factors that make physical activity on prescription a workable concept for patients, including those who, after six months, have not reached their desired physical activity level, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. The thesis concerned comprises studies of 444 patients who were […]

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Researchers chronicle sex differences in origin of chronic pain at cellular level

Scientists in The University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for Advanced Pain Studies (CAPS) have furthered the understanding of how chronic pain functions differently in males and females, including identifying different ways pain begins at the cellular level. Researchers from the Department of Neuroscience in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) teamed up […]

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