Associate Doctor Phạm Mạnh Hùng, deputy director general of the Việt Nam National Heart Institute. Photo suckhoedoisong.vn Associate Doctor Phạm Mạnh Hùng, deputy director general of the Việt Nam National Heart Institute, talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science and Life) newspaper on how people can enjoy a long, healthy life. What is the heart disease situation in Việt Nam? The number of people with heart problems has reportedly increased rapidly in Việt Nam in recent years. If in 1980, just about 10 per cent of Vietnamese patients had high blood pressure, in 2009, the figure jumped to 27 per cent among adults. According to reports from hospitals, the number of people having problems with their hearts has increased rapidly in the last decade. A report from the Việt Nam Heart Institute found that about 10 years ago, each year some 300 people with heart diseases needed clinical … [Read more...] about More and more young people have unhealthy hearts
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Beer in Context, Part 1The craft beer movement grew out of consumers’ thirst for better brews than the mass-marketed products that once dominated the market. What we drink is key, but Miguel Loza found another question to be just as crucial: why do we drink beer? Is it just for a good time, or is it sometimes for a good cause?In 2017, Loza’s daughter Sarah was diagnosed with large B-cell lymphoma.“This is a common cancer with kids and it has to be treated aggressively,” said Loza, a member of the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF). “And her cancer was diagnosed at Stage 4.”Led by homebrewer Nick Corona, Loza’s friends in QUAFF responded by crafting a beer recipe. Brewed last year at Vista’s Indian Joe, Cheers for Sarah raised $14,000 for childhood cancer treatment. Loza and his wife, Maribel, also founded Chat with Champs to help young cancer patients. A nonprofit, Champs provides care packages and walkie-talkies to children … [Read more...] about Brew, drink and shave for a cause
Mitch Albom Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 AM EDT Mar 31, 2019 Not long ago, we were talking about living to 120. Remember? Science and medicine were advancing so rapidly, we figured to double the life expectancy of our grandparents. What would we do with all those extra years? Apparently, we can stop worrying about that. At least in America. The latest statistics show life expectancy in this country will drop for the third straight year. The last time that happened was reportedly 100 years ago, when we were in the middle of World War I and the worst flu pandemic in recorded history. It’s not that our scientists have hit a wall. It’s not that new medicines aren’t working. In fact, for the rest of what we call the “developed world,” the numbers are going up. But from sea to shining sea here in the U.S., they are dropping, largely due to what some have dubbed “the deaths of despair,” drug-related fatalities, liver cirrhosis … [Read more...] about Mitch Albom: Why is living shorter, dying sooner a new trend?
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 2:00 am PDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 Shutterstock A long-term study of more than 118,000 men and women suggests the more sugar people drink, the more likely they are to die, especially from heart trouble. This was especially true for women. The study also suggests artificial sweeteners are unhealthy when consumed in big doses every day. Scientists have found even more evidence it's time to ditch the soda, put down the lemonade, and drop the sugary-sweet coffee routine. These sweet drinks taste good, but they may also set drinkers up for early death. A 34 year-long study of more than 118,000 men and women across the US released Monday in the journal Circulation suggests that people who drink more sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to die from all sorts of reasons, and especially from heart problems and cancers. Diet soda and sugar substitutes may not be much better when consumed in large doses. Scientists have long … [Read more...] about There’s even more evidence that drinking lots of soda and sugar-filled coffee could lead to an early death
Ex-IRA bomber who got 30 life sentences has words of advice for young dissidents BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Q. As a young Provisional IRA member you bombed Derry into the ground in the 1970s. What is your response to the recent New IRA attack on the city's courthouse? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/exira-bomber-who-got-30-life-sentences-has-words-of-advice-for-young-dissidents-37753754.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37753753.ece/53d58/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-28_lif_47547855_I4.JPG Email Q. As a young Provisional IRA member you bombed Derry into the ground in the 1970s. What is your response to the recent New IRA attack on the city's courthouse? A. It makes me incredibly sad that another generation of young men and women are going down that path. There will be older people mentoring them who are exploiting them. I believe they are cannon fodder for a leadership that will use them. It is reckless revisiting violence. The … [Read more...] about Ex-IRA bomber who got 30 life sentences has words of advice for young dissidents