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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks


June 12th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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Some ‘good’ cholesterol unable to protect heart


May 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A sub-class of high-density lipoprotein (HDl) cholesterol, known as "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, says ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids limit smoking damage


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.The study ... Read more...

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Obesity-sleeping pill combo raises death risk


March 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Sleeping pills taken by an obese person magnify the death risk, nearly doubling its rate even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year. ... Read more...

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Cool hands: Simple mantra to stick with workouts


March 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) There is a simple mantra to stick to monotonous exercises and workouts - cool palms, a new study says. Stacy T. Sims, exercise physiologist at Stanford ... Read more...

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Men more prone to stroke during extra-marital-sex


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Men who cheat on their other halves are more likely to die during sex.The revelation emerged from a report published by the American Heart Association, looking ... Read more...

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Eating citrus fruit may lower stroke risk


February 24th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A compound in citrus fruits may reduce women's stroke risk, a study has said.The study examines how consuming flavonoid subclasses affects the risk of stroke, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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Vegetables, grain cut stroke risk in women


December 4th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Women eating an antioxidant-rich diet suffered fewer strokes independently of whether they had past history of cardiovascular disease or not, a new study reveals. "Eating antioxidant-rich ... Read more...

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Garlic oil component protects heart


November 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) A garlic oil component may help protect the heart after it suffers an attack, during cardiac surgery or as a treatment for heart failure. At low ... Read more...

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A jab could lower cholesterol by two-thirds


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Harmful cholesterol could be reduced by 64 percent with a single injection. It could potentially be used for those who don't respond well to statins, a ... Read more...

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Sugared beverages raise heart, diabetes risks for women


November 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Drinking two or more sugared beverages daily could not only bloat a woman's waistline but also elevate the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Researchers compared ... Read more...

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Sexually abused girl child more prone to stroke


November 14th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Girls who have been sexually or physically abused may be more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes as adults.The study conducted by Brigham University found that ... Read more...

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Restless legs, high BP among women linked


October 11th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A middle-aged woman who suffers from restless legs syndrome (RLS) has higher chances of developing high blood pressure.RLS is a common yet under-recognised disorder marked by ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder linked to elderly men’s blood pressure


August 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Poor sleep quality greatly raises the risk of high blood pressure among elderly men, says a study.According to the study, lack of deep sleep was found ... Read more...

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Clogged arteries can also cause clouded thinking


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Clogged arteries or atherosclerosis that causes heart disease can bring on dementia by restricting blood flow to the brain.Dementia includes difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory, ... Read more...

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‘Good’ cholesterol drug may help diabetics


July 19th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) A drug designed to improve levels of "good" cholesterol may also help control blood sugar in diabetics who are on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Researchers stumbled on this ... Read more...

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Even blowing nose could trigger stroke


May 6th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Something as simple as drinking coffee, making love, getting angry or even blowing your nose can trigger a deadly stroke, says a study. Seemingly harmless activities ... Read more...

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Study finds disconnect between health and behavior in young adults


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new survey has found that eight out of 10 people between ages 25-44 years old think they are living a healthy lifestyle and are more likely to ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Kids watching TV for hours? Beware of health risks


April 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Six-year olds who spend most of their time watching TV could end up with narrower arteries in the eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high ... Read more...

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Study says that people survive strokes better if they know their neighbors


April 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study which was published in the journal, Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that older Americans who live in sociable neighborhoods have ... Read more...

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Video games may boost stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): A research from St. Michael's Hospital has indicated that virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients.Patients who played video games, such ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery cuts long-term cardiovascular risk in diabetics


March 31st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes."This is a watershed moment for diabetes care. With ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyles could halve cases of atrial fibrillation


March 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of ... Read more...

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Increased intake of added sugars linked to weight gain: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Increased consumption of added sugars could make you gain extra pounds, according to a study that followed Minnesota residents for 27 years.Researchers at the University of Minnesota used ... Read more...

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Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

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Religious young adults ‘more likely to become obese by middle age’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than young ... Read more...

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Study says that sleep-deprived people eat more


March 24th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers at the Columbia University have concluded that sleep-deprived people tend to eat more than when they have had enough sleep.For years scientists have been baffled ... Read more...

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Obese and overweight women, kids think they weigh less


March 24th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has found that overweight and obese mothers and their children think they weigh less than their actual weight.In the study of women and children ... Read more...

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Exercise decreases salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that the more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet."Patients should be advised to ... Read more...

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Physical activity counters salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) There's some good news for people who like their snacks well salted. Physical activity ensures that your blood pressure remains under control even if you like ... Read more...

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Unhealthy diet raises heart risk for obese teens


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese teens may feel healthy, but blood tests show they have inflammation, insulin resistance, and high homocysteine levels."The metabolic abnormalities suggest ... Read more...

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Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Consuming food items rich in fibre, like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, especially as a young adult, is likely to confer a lifetime of protection ... Read more...

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