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Poverty, lack of insurance can make heart failure prognosis worse, AHA says

Poverty, lack of insurance can make heart failure prognosis worse, AHA says

Health
April 30 (UPI) -- Poverty and poor or non-existent health insurance coverage can make the effects of heart failure worse, the American Heart Association said Thursday. Two statements published in the AHA's peer-reviewed medical journal Circulation suggest heart failure treatment should take "social determinants of health" into consideration. These include a person's overall living environment as well as socio-economic status. Patients with less or no insurance, who struggle with food, transportation or affording medications or don't have a safe place to exercise have worse heart failure outcomes, Dr. Connie White-Williams, senior director of Nursing Services and the Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, said in a statement. "It's impo...
‘Beales failure would be disaster for my business’

‘Beales failure would be disaster for my business’

Business
If department store chain Beales goes under it will be "a disaster" for DK Bags.The small business imports handbags from China and sells them on to customers in the UK.One of their clients is Beales, which went into administration on Monday.And that's a worry for Ian Siddall - one of the owners of DK Bags - because the department store chain still owes his small, Kent-based business £25,000.Earlier this week, Beales boss Tony Brown told the BBC that he was trying to shore up the company's finances by closing some stores. And the administrators insist that they are in talks to sell the chain.But since the firm was put into administration, signs have gone up at Beales stores saying: "Closing down, everything must go."Meanwhile, the
Study links diabetes to increased risk for heart failure

Study links diabetes to increased risk for heart failure

Health
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- As if diabetes didn't present enough health complications on its own, researchers at the Mayo Clinic now believe those with the disease are at increased risk for heart failure. In findings published Thursday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers identified diabetes as an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure. In the population study, the risk for heart failure was nearly twice as high in people with the disease compared with healthy controls. "Diabetes mellitus alone is an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure," study senior author Horng Chen, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a press release. "There is still much to learn and study in terms of this association and how to best dia...
Chandrayaan-2: India’s historic moonshot appears to end in failure

Chandrayaan-2: India’s historic moonshot appears to end in failure

Science
India's attempt to become the first nation to land a spacecraft near the Moon's unexplored south pole has apparently ended in failure.The Chandrayaan-2 approached the Moon as normal until an error occurred about 2.1km (1.3 miles) from the surface, officials said.India's Space Research Organization (Isro) said it lost contact seconds before the ship was expected to land.India would have been the fourth nation to make a soft landing on the Moon.The country's first Moon mission - Chandrayaan-1, in 2008 - carried out the first and most detailed search for water on the lunar surface using radars.What happened?Chandrayaan-2 entered the Moon's orbit on 20 August and was due to make a controlled descent to the surface early on Saturday, ...
Gout pushes up kidney failure risk by 200 percent for those on dialysis, study says

Gout pushes up kidney failure risk by 200 percent for those on dialysis, study says

Health
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- People with gout have nearly a 30 percent higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease than people without gout, a new study says. In addition, those with gout who receive dialysis or need a kidney transplant have more than a 200 percent higher chance of kidney failure than those without gout, according to research published Wednesday in BMJ Open. Gout is inflammatory arthritis that causes uric acid to build up in the joints, often leading to extreme pain and even debilitation for some. "While we always believed that high levels of uric acid might be bad for kidneys and that patients with gout may have a higher risk of kidney failure, we were quite surprised by the magnitude of the risk imposed by gout in these patients," study author Austin Stack, a researcher at Un...