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Concept: Non-infectious disease


Physical activity (PA) has an established favorable impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and quality of life. In this study, we aimed to estimate the economic effect of moderate-vigorous PA on medical expenditures and utilization from a nationally representative cohort with and without CVD.

Concepts: Medicine, Disease, Life, Cardiovascular disease, Economics, Non-infectious disease, Cost


Breastfeeding confers substantial benefits to child health and has also been associated with lower risk of maternal cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in later life. However, the evidence on the effects of CVD is still inconsistent, especially in East Asians, in whom the frequency and duration of breastfeeding significantly differ from those in the West.

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Death, Cardiovascular disease, Non-infectious disease, East Asia, British Chinese


Existing data from prospective cohort studies on dairy consumption and cardiovascular diseases are inconsistent. Even though the association between total dairy and cardiovascular diseases has been studied before, little is known about the effect of different types of dairy products on cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between (type of) dairy intake and CVD mortality and all-cause mortality in a Dutch population.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Disease, Infectious disease, Demography, Cardiovascular disease, Actuarial science, Non-infectious disease, Cultural studies


Research studies show that social media may be valuable tools in the disease surveillance toolkit used for improving public health professionals' ability to detect disease outbreaks faster than traditional methods and to enhance outbreak response. A social media work group, consisting of surveillance practitioners, academic researchers, and other subject matter experts convened by the International Society for Disease Surveillance, conducted a systematic primary literature review using the PRISMA framework to identify research, published through February 2013, answering either of the following questions: Can social media be integrated into disease surveillance practice and outbreak management to support and improve public health?Can social media be used to effectively target populations, specifically vulnerable populations, to test an intervention and interact with a community to improve health outcomes?Examples of social media included are Facebook, MySpace, microblogs (e.g., Twitter), blogs, and discussion forums. For Question 1, 33 manuscripts were identified, starting in 2009 with topics on Influenza-like Illnesses (n = 15), Infectious Diseases (n = 6), Non-infectious Diseases (n = 4), Medication and Vaccines (n = 3), and Other (n = 5). For Question 2, 32 manuscripts were identified, the first in 2000 with topics on Health Risk Behaviors (n = 10), Infectious Diseases (n = 3), Non-infectious Diseases (n = 9), and Other (n = 10).

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Infectious disease, Infection, Non-infectious disease, Outbreak, Facebook


Traditional Chinese exercise (TCE) has widespread use for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease; however, there appears to be no consensus about the benefits of TCE for patients with cardiovascular disease. The objective of this systematic review was to determine the effects of TCE for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Evidence-based medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Randomized controlled trial, Non-infectious disease, Traditional Chinese characters


After menopause, women exhibit a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and higher risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the timing of changes in MetS severity over the menopausal transition and whether these changes differ by racial/ethnic group remain unclear.

Concepts: Disease, Hormone, Cardiovascular disease, Menopause, Estrogen, Non-infectious disease


Nut consumption has been found to be inversely associated with cardiovascular disease mortality, but the association between nut consumption and incidence of specific cardiovascular diseases is unclear. We examined the association between nut consumption and incidence of seven cardiovascular diseases.

Concepts: Medicine, Epidemiology, Disease, Infectious disease, Death, Cardiovascular disease, Non-infectious disease, Prevalence


Higher intake of whole grains has been associated with a lower risk of major chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD), although limited prospective evidence exists regarding whole grains' association with mortality.

Concepts: Medicine, Disease, Death, Medical terms, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Diabetes mellitus, Non-infectious disease, Whole grain


Patients with psoriasis are prone to premature atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease events. However, the prevalence and extent of atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis are unknown.

Concepts: Disease, Myocardial infarction, Atherosclerosis, Medical terms, Blood vessel, Cardiovascular disease, Low-density lipoprotein, Non-infectious disease


In recent years, prominent roles for microRNAs (miRNAs) have been uncovered in several cardiovascular disorders. The ability to therapeutically manipulate miRNA expression and function through systemic or local delivery of miRNA inhibitors, referred to as antimiRs, has triggered enthusiasm for miRNAs as novel therapeutic targets. Here, we focus on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of current antimiR designs and their relevance to cardiovascular indications, and evaluate the opportunities and obstacles associated with this new therapeutic modality.

Concepts: Medicine, Gene, Disease, RNA, Cardiovascular disease, MicroRNA, Messenger RNA, Non-infectious disease