cardiovascular health

Night shifts raise heart attack risk


July 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Shift work can dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, warn researchers.A study of two million people found shift workers are almost 25 percent ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

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Positive outlook keeps heart healthy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.Earlier medical studies have shown that negative states ... Read more...

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Exercise helps astronauts protect heart in space


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 23 (IANS) Astronauts who exercise regularly and intensively on extended space missions mitigated the effects of low-gravity environment on their cardiac health, a study reveals.Researchers reported these findings ... Read more...

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Glass of milk makes for smarter brain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Drinking a glass of milk daily not only smartens the brain but also supplies the vital nutrients it requires to be in a peak condition.Besides ... Read more...

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Gut bugs can foretell severity of heart attacks


January 13th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The bugs present in the gut can be used to predict a person's chances of a heart attack while manipulating them could help cut down such ... Read more...

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Indian scientist to be sacked for faking research data


January 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist will be dismissed for falsifying the data in more than 100 instances while doing research at a US university on the benefits of ... Read more...

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Black tea is beneficial for health


December 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) While many people prefer being cautious about taking too much tea at home or workplace, researchers now suggest that by taking three cups a day one ... Read more...

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Soccer halves risk of early death among homeless


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Playing soccer on the streets twice or thrice a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.Research led by the Universities of Exeter ... Read more...

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Taking apples daily keeps cardio risks at bay


July 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Taking apples daily is one way of keeping risks linked with cardio health at bay. Catherine Bondonno, doctoral student in pharmacology at the University of Western ... Read more...

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Brisk walking benefits men with prostate cancer


May 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Brisk walking seems to benefit patients with prostate cancer in early stages, says a new study based on a survey of 1,455 US men diagnosed with ... Read more...

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Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease


April 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and inflammation.In a series ... Read more...

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Why hypertensive people’s BP increases during exercise


April 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned ... Read more...

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Salt in a single meal can affect blood flow


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) It takes a mere 30 minutes for a single salty meal to constrict the blood flow in your arteries. Scientists tested how quickly salt had a ... Read more...

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Only 1 in 1900 met AHA’s definition of ideal heart health: Study


February 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that only one in more than 1900 people met the American Heart Association (AHA) definition of ideal cardiovascular health.University of Pittsburgh School of ... Read more...

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Heart’s response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive ... Read more...

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Resistance training good to lower blood pressure


January 17th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Resistance training is as good as aerobic exercise in lowering one's blood pressure (BP). The study, led by Scott Collier of the Appalachian State University in the US, ... Read more...

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Resistance exercise beneficial for cardiovascular health


January 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new research has shown that resistance training has some similar effects as aerobic exercise in lowering a person's blood pressure.The research was conducted in the College of ... Read more...

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5 easy steps to pump up your heart


January 12th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Want to keep your heart healthy? Then you need to know the following.Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian ... Read more...

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30-second bursts of exercise may help fight childhood obesity


January 11th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): New research suggests that short bursts of exercise may be better than long drawn-out PE classes in fighting childhood obesity.In a study of Scottish schoolkids, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents.The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco ... Read more...

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Hidden health benefits of Christmas food revealed


December 13th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Christmas food is always believed to be high in fat and calories, but a closer look has revealed some of its hidden health benefits too.For example, a turkey, ... Read more...

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Can three cups of tea a day prevent heart diseases?


October 10th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): There’s good news for the lovers of the morning cup of tea, on a daily basis. This beverage is said to be beneficial in providing ... Read more...

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Abbott Laboratories Allows Further Investigation On Meridia


October 10th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Authorities have confirmed that the investigations on the side-effects of Meridia, a prescription weight loss drug, will continue. Meridia has come under investigation for one of its constituents, sibutramine, ... Read more...

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Three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks


October 10th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Drinking three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks and stroke.A new review study shows regular drinking of either black or green tea can reduce the ... Read more...

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Chocolate eaters ‘less likely to have heart disease’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Good news for chocoholics: A new US study has shown that people who ate chocolate more than five times a week were 57 per cent less likely to ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency ‘ups risk of heart disease, stroke in black teens’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in black teens, a new study has found."While we think of the ... Read more...

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DVT risk is equal - whether you fly, take the train or drive down: Experts


July 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Experts are now saying that whether you decide to fly, take the train or drive down to your destination, you are equally at risk of deep vein thrombosis ... Read more...

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Depressed men with erectile dysfunction face cardio problems


July 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Men with erectile dysfunction who are depressed can also face cardiovascular risks. Cardiovascular disease is the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and ... Read more...

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Drinking beetroot juice lowers blood pressure


June 29th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) The nitrate content of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure levels, says a study. The researchers of Queen Mary University of London found that blood pressure (BP) was ... Read more...

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Nitrate in beetroot juice reduces BP


June 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that the nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits. ... Read more...

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Some steroids could protect your heart


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Steroids sold as health supplements could switch on a natural defence mechanism against heart disease, research shows. University of Leeds biologists found that this protective effect can be triggered ... Read more...

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‘No cardiovascular health benefit from chocolate, coffee, red wine’


May 11th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 11 (ANI): The Australian Heart Foundation has revealed that there is no cardiovascular health benefit from eating chocolate or drinking coffee or red wine, even though they contain antioxidants.Susan Anderson, ... Read more...

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Popular antidepressants may give cardiovascular health a boost


April 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve cardiovascular health by affecting the way platelets, small cells in the blood involved in clotting, ... Read more...

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