Posted 12:39 PM 11/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
New research finds men who are unemployed for a long period of time may actually age faster.
The study of more than 5,000 men found those who'd been jobless for more than two years were twice as likely to have short Telomeres, when compared to peers. Telomeres are DNA markers linked to aging.
Experts say these findings are concerning because shorter Telomeres are associated with a higher risk of age-related diseases and earlier death.
Posted 11:50 AM 11/19/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
More than half of men have symptoms of their heart attack well before it happens.
The study analyzed data from more than 500 middle aged men who had out-of-hospital heart attacks. 53% complained of at least one of these symptoms before a cardiac arrest: chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and fainting.
A majority of these symptoms happen between one month to one hour before the heart attack.
Posted 12:25 PM 11/18/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A new study shows that heart patients are more likely to take their medications when they get reminders through text messages.
Patients who got daily text reminders for a month had a 17 percent higher rate of taking the correct dosage. Researchers say this simple and inexpensive method could be an effective way to improve patients taking medication consistently.
Posted 12:01 PM 11/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A small study found the Chromosome Caps called Telomeres grew longer in certain patients after Bariatric surgery.
The Telomeres normally shorten as we age. The growth was two to three percent.
The patients who were sickest from obesity-related illnesses seemed to benefit the most from the growth.
Patients who had high levels of "bad" cholesterol and inflammation were also more likely to have Telomere growth than those were lower levels.
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