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Chronic diseases linked to falls in elderly women
Elderly women with chronic diseases, such as arthritis and depression, are at higher risk of falling, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-25)

More aid required for chronic conditions in low income countries
Chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer result in more deaths and account for more years of healthy life lost than most communicable diseases, and yet little international aid is focused on preventing or treating these conditions. Cardiovascular disease causes 30 percent of all deaths globally and 27 percent of deaths in low income countries. By comparison, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined, account for 10 percent of all deaths globally and 11 percent of death in developing countries. (2007-01-17)

The Lancet: Chronic disease prevention one of 21st century's key challenges
According to a report on chronic diseases by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers, published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans, half of all adults in the USA suffer from at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or obesity, and over a quarter of adults have two or more. (2014-07-01)

Depression worsens health more than angina, arthritis, asthma, diabetes
Depression produces the greatest decrement in health compared with the chronic diseases angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, conclude authors of an Article in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2007-09-06)

Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases
Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. (2019-05-30)

Chronic diseases may increase risk of dementia
In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. (2015-09-21)

Study reveals substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk
Several common chronic diseases together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-01-31)

Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases
Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the US, although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-09-26)

COPD not just a disease of the lungs
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can no longer be judged as only a disease of the lungs, say authors of a Viewpoint in this week's COPD special edition of The Lancet (2007-08-30)

By 2030, 7 in 10 deaths globally will be due to noncommunicable diseases; health systems must be strengthened to respond to this growing crisis
Many cost-effective interventions and new technologies now exist to tackle chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. But weak national health systems often make it impossible to deliver and sustain interventions effectively and equitably. (2010-11-10)

Sitting time associated with increased risk of chronic diseases
Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. (2013-02-18)

Can tomatoes protect against cancer?
Dietary antioxidants such as the common tomato have been identified as some of the strongest antioxidants and lycopene, a carotenoid pigment found in red fruits and vegetables, is one of the most potent antioxidants known. In this issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal, Sanjiv Agarwal and Akkinappally Venketeshwer Rao review the mechanism of action and the evidence for the protective effect of a diet high in lycopene. (2000-09-18)

Periodontitis linked to a higher mortality rate in patients with kidney disease
New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone. (2016-02-18)

A new era for chronic diseases in Europe?
In response to an expected dramatic increase in chronic diseases, the Council of the European Union has adapted conclusions which recognize the serious impact of chronic diseases and outline innovative approaches to raise the priority of these diseases within European health care systems. The International Osteoporosis Foundation welcomes Conclusions which, if implemented at the national level, would help to lessen the immense burden of osteoporosis and other chronic diseases while promoting healthy and active aging. (2011-01-11)

EULAR welcomes Council action to tackle chronic diseases
The European League Against Rheumatism welcomes the outcomes of yesterday's Council of the European Union. In its meeting on Dec. 7, ministers for health adopted Council Conclusions on chronic diseases, in which the Council calls on Member States and the European Commission to adopt concrete, coordinated measures to tackle chronic diseases in Europe. EULAR is pleased to note that the Council Conclusions reflect many of the recommendations made at the Oct. 19 Presidency conference on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases. (2010-12-08)

Chronic diseases need global health attention
The rising global burden of chronic diseases needs a coordinated effort from policy makers, advocates and health professionals, according to a special communication in the June 2 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a theme issue on Global Health. (2004-06-01)

Cells that destroy the intestine
In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now proven that certain cells in the intestines have a key role to play in inducing acute inflammatory episodes. It is hoped that this discovery will lead to innovative approaches to treating the diseases in future. (2019-01-29)

A call to action to prevent chronic diseases
Achievement of the global goal of reducing mortality rates due to chronic diseases by an additional 2 percent per year would avert 36 million deaths by 2015 and deliver major economic benefits. In this final paper in the Lancet Chronic Diseases Series, Professor Robert Beaglehole, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues call for urgent action from a host of key players to deliver a serious and sustained effort to prevent and control chronic diseases. (2007-12-04)

Kidney disease in Canada: 12.5 percent of adults afflicted, yet many unaware
An estimated 12.5 percent of Canadians in Canada have evidence of chronic kidney disease, including people without risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to a study published in CMAJ. (2013-05-06)

Chronic disease prevention could ease opioid crisis
Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease. (2019-12-05)

Previous pulmonary disease linked to increased lung cancer risk in large study
Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000 individuals. (2014-08-15)

Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteria
Emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and elevated gut permeability -- three common early markers of inflammation-promoted chronic diseases. (2017-10-10)

Immune study points to new ways to treat lung disease
Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease. (2017-08-14)

Donors must play catch-up with the reality of chronic diseases
Donors have for too long been tone-deaf to the increasingly robust scientific basis of the global threat caused by chronic diseases, says Dr. Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, in his comment which opens the Lancet Chronic Diseases Series. (2007-12-04)

Understanding causes of cancer and chronic disease: The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
The urgent need to learn more about the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases is the impetus behind the foundation of a major research platform for the study of disease states an article on the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project in CMAJ. (2010-04-26)

Conference focuses on vaccines for chronic diseases
At a symposium sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and scheduled for Feb. 7-9, an international group of researchers will discuss development of vaccines for addiction, cancer, chronic infectious diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. (2012-02-03)

Link found between chronic inflammation and risk for Alzheimer's disease
While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. For the first time, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that ApoE4 linked with chronic inflammation dramatically increases the risk for AD. This can be detected by sequential measurements of C-reactive protein, a common clinical test which can be could be done routinely in a clinical setting. (2018-10-19)

US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to target chronic disease in developing countries
The US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has amplified its plan to target chronic diseases in developing countries by teaming up with a leading health and wellbeing company to create centers of excellence across the world. Furthermore, NHLBI has become a founding member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease. The details and published in a comment online first and in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2009-06-10)

Gastroesophageal reflux associated with chronic pain in temporomandibular joint
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is associated with chronic, painful temporomandibular disorder -- pain in the temporomandibular joint -- and anxiety and poor sleep contribute to this association, according to a study in CMAJ. (2019-08-19)

Depression and obesity linked to greater likelihood of hip pain
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the Musculoskeletal Care study of 2,515 adults, 4.9 percent reported chronic hip pain and an additional 1.5 percent reported chronic hip pain that was disabling. (2019-01-09)

Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness, save lives
Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide. (2019-12-05)

Protein produced by the nervous system may help treatments for inflammatory diseases
A Rutgers-led team discover a protein produced by nervous system may be key to treating inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, chronic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (2020-08-17)

Vitamin D may help prevent and treat diseases associated with aging, Loyola study finds
Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. These findings were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Aging and Gerontology. (2015-03-17)

Cancer and chronic disease causes almost half of gradual deaths in Europe
Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries, suggests research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2012-09-17)

When blood vessels are overly permeable
In Germany alone there are around 400,000 patients who suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. For the first time, researchers at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen have discovered that dysfunctions in blood vessels play a significant role in the development of such diseases. In experimental model systems, the progression of the disease slowed down significantly by eliminating these dysfunctions. The researchers have now published their results in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2019-10-09)

No apparent link between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and MS
There appears to be no link between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis, according to new research published in CMAJ. (2014-06-02)

Certain medications for chronic inflammatory diseases appear safe during pregnancy
Anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) are effective in controlling chronic inflammatory diseases, but some physicians recommend that their patients discontinue them during pregnancy. (2018-04-05)

Danish-American research presents new ways of developing treatment of chronic inflammation
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark in collaboration with researchers from Colorado in the United States have found a new way to treat the inflammation involved in chronic diseases such as psoriasis, asthma and HIV. A group of transmitter substances (cytokines) in the immune system, the so-called IL-1 family, has been shown to play an important role in many of these diseases by regulating the body's immune responses. (2019-08-30)

How viruses disarm the immune system
How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis c virus, manage to outsmart their hosts' immune systems? The answer to that question has long eluded scientists, but new research from McGill University has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle. The discovery could provide new targets for treating a wide range of diseases. (2018-02-05)

Cutting chronic disease: Millions of deaths averted, billions of dollars saved in poorer countries
The global goal of an additional 2 percent yearly reduction in mortality rates for chronic diseases would avert millions of deaths and save billions of dollars of GDP in low- and middle-income countries. Further, almost 80 percent of life-years gained would come from deaths averted in people aged under 70 years. (2007-12-04)

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