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Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk

Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk

Health
July 12 (UPI) -- People who are obese but otherwise healthy do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto -- conflicting with results of a major study in Europe. Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health followed 54,089 men and women from five cohort studies through 2017. Participants who were otherwise healthy were compared with those with elevated glucose, blood pressure or lipids alone or another metabolic factor, including smoking status, ethnicity, age and lifestyle. Their findings were published Thursday in the journal Clinical Obesity. "This is in contrast with most of the literature and we think this is because most studies have defined metabolic healthy obesity as having up to one metabolic risk factor," said study leader Dr. Jennifer Kuk, ...
PayPal told customer her death breached its rules

PayPal told customer her death breached its rules

Technology
PayPal wrote to a woman who had died of cancer saying her death had breached its rules and that it might take legal action as a consequence.The firm has since acknowledged that the letter was "insensitive", apologised to her widower, and begun an inquiry into how it came to be sent.The matter came to light after her bereaved husband contacted the BBC.He said he wanted to make other organisations aware how distressing automated messages could be.Lindsay Durdle died on 31 May aged 37. She had been first diagnosed with breast cancer about a year-and-a-half earlier. The disease had later spread to her lungs and brain.PayPal was informed of Mrs Durdle's death three weeks ago by her husband Howard Durdle.He provided the online payments...
Seeing the same doctor over time 'lowers death rates'

Seeing the same doctor over time 'lowers death rates'

Health
Patients who see the same doctor again and again have lower death rates, a study suggests.The benefits applied to visits to GPs and specialists and were seen across different cultures and health systems.University of Exeter researchers said the human aspect of medical practice was "potentially life-saving" but had been neglected. GPs' leaders said they recognised the value of patients seeing "their own" doctor.Because of intense workforce pressures, however, this could mean waiting even longer for an appointment, the Royal College of GPs said.Continuity of care is known to be particularly beneficial for patients with chronic conditions, long-term mental health issues and complex needs.The study, published in BMJ Open, analysed th...
Teen faces death for killing rapist husband

Teen faces death for killing rapist husband

World
There are only two pictures of Noura Hussein in the public domain – but each one embodies a set of deeply disturbing facts. The first photograph of the 19-year old was taken in May, three days before the young Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by hanging in a court in Khartoum.You can see Ms Hussein standing at a wooden ledge in Dar al-Ta'bat Aka prison - a facility that has doubled as her home for the past 12 months. Her face is hidden behind a corrugated metal grill but you can make out part of her left eye while one hand rests on her chin."What happened to Noura happens to every girl and every woman in Sudan," said Nahid Jabralla, the head of a Sudanese women and children's rights group called SEEMA. "It happens every single day." ...
Suspect in case of Russian journalist who faked his own death denies plot

Suspect in case of Russian journalist who faked his own death denies plot

World
The man accused of organizing the assassination of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko -- who faked his own death in order to avoid the alleged plot -- denied the allegations in court in Kiev today and in a strange twist said he was cooperating with the Ukrainian government. Prosecutors at the Shevchensky District court on Tuesday accused Borys Herman of arranging the alleged murder plot on behalf of Russian intelligence, alleging that he had hired a Ukrainian hitman to kill Babchenko in return for $ 40,000. Ukraine’s SBU security service got wind of the alleged plot and then conceived the elaborate sting operation with Babchenko in which they pretended that the assassination had been successful. The hoax was believed around the world, including by Babchenko’s friends a...