Tag Archives: disease

Too much sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease, death: study

Sleeping more than the recommended six to eight hours a night could accompany a greater risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, a new study revealed Wednesday. The study, published in European Heart Journal, examined the sleeping habits and cardiovascular events of 116,632 adults from 21 countries between the age of 35 and 70 over a… Read More »

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease 52 people in the south-African country are reported to have been infected Nobody has died yet but the infection can kill within days if not treated The disease is thought to be spreading through goats, cattle and donkeys Experts… Read More »

35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk

An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease. The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation. The discovery of 35 kidney… Read More »