Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age.
Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total.
Australian surgeons said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.
A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human when he weighed, weighing 597 kilos (1,316 pounds) at one point, has died at the age of 48, medical officials said.
The head of Samsung Group, South Korea's largest business empire, underwent an emergency operation Sunday after developing symptoms of heart failure, hospital officials said.
The Astana blood bank has collected around 700 samples of stem cells from umbilical blood and placenta.
Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment.
An Astana Continental cyclist has had a stroke during his stay in a training camp in Ecuador.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, underwent a successful heart operation in neighbouring Lebanon on Friday, Syrian television reported.
US federal regulators said Friday they were investigating products containing testosterone after recent studies suggested a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks in men being treated with the hormone.
Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed the importance of Bolashak Presidential Scholarship and the effect it had on the development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan.
American surgeon Oscar Frazier M.D. gave high praise to the professional level of Kazakhstan surgeons.
Mowing the lawn or washing the car are among simple activities that can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by almost 30 percent in people over 60.
If the heat makes you cranky, take heart: you're not alone, according to a study out Thursday in the US journal Science that links rising tempers to hot temperatures.
A Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill.
High doses of some commonly used pain drugs like ibuprofen can increase heart attacks, strokes and related deaths by about a third.
Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease.
People who had surgeries on artificial heart implantation gathered in Astana to discuss problems of chronic cardiac insufficiency.
In a double blow, bald men may be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, said a study Wednesday, but only if the hair is lost at the crown.
A single dose of an experimental anti-inflammatory treatment reduces heart muscle damage during an angioplasty operation to open blocked arteries.
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