coronary heart disease

Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

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Sage Stallone died of heart attack


August 31st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) The toxicology report of late Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, has revealed that he died of a heart attack.Sage was found dead ... Read more...

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Fast food can bring on diabetes, heart disease


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) People who consume fast food even once a week elevate their risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20 percent, compared to people who avoid ... Read more...

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Avoid extreme exercises - they may kill


June 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Avoid extreme exercises - they can kill.Micah True, a legendary marathon runner, died suddenly while on a routine 12-mile training run in March.The pathological changes ... 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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Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... 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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ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.It would be addressing the actual causes ... Read more...

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Sudden BP drop tied to greater chances of heart failure


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) People who suffer from a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when they stand up from a lying position, may face greater chances of heart failure.The ... Read more...

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Heart disease likely to pass from father to son


February 9th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease or CAD, which kills tens of thousands worldwide every year, is likely to pass from father to son, reveals a study.A new study ... Read more...

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No cardiac risk with food fried in olive, sunflower oil


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Food fried in olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death, but the same is not true of solid or reused ... Read more...

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Biomarker can nip hardening of arteries in the bud


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A new set of biomarkers could identify atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- at the earliest stages and prevent thousands of untimely deaths. Atherosclerosis brings ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

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Three-pill combo for high BP launched


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) People suffering from high blood pressure (BP) can now manage with just a three-pill combo, after it was launched here Tuesday. A 12-week trial was conducted ... Read more...

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Higher BP may cause you to misread people


November 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Higher blood pressure might cause you to misread people and diminish your ability to respond to anger or other emotions. Clemson University psychology professor James A. ... Read more...

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Odds of surviving heart attacks can be predicted


July 26th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? Yes, says a new study. Researchers found that ... Read more...

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Tomato plants produce unique antioxidant


July 24th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.Antioxidants ... Read more...

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Molasses extract helps in reducing obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Supplementing your diet with a molasses extract could help you shed weight or reduce obesity, say researchersThe study, conducted on mice by Richard Weisinger at the ... Read more...

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Tonsils, appendix removal linked to premature heart risk


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Surgical removal of tonsils and the appendix before the age of 20 is likely to elevate the risk of a premature heart attack.Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) ... Read more...

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Forget safe-drinking levels, any amount of alcohol can give you cancer!


May 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): In a shocking new revelation, a new report from the cancer council has warned that any amount of alcohol could give you cancer, regardless of your drinking levels.According ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking linked to lower coronary heart disease risk


April 28th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A moderate or even a hazardous consumption of alcohol was associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.The study analysed the 12-month prevalence ... Read more...

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Patients with HIV infection at greater risk of developing heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that patients with HIV infection, who do not have a prior history of coronary heart disease, may be at a higher risk of developing ... Read more...

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HIV may be risk factor in heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure."Heavy alcohol consumption, which is ... Read more...

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‘Star Trek’ actor Sir Patrick Stewart will seek ‘assisted death’


April 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): 'Star Trek' actor Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed his wish to be allowed an assisted death."I have the strong feeling that, should the time come for me, ... Read more...

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Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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Heart saved through the wrist


March 13th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Mar 13 (IANS) Paul Hope, who suffered a major heart attack in mid-February, was administered life-saving angioplasty through an incision in his wrist. Traditionally the procedure is performed through ... Read more...

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Want to live longer? Study hard!


February 28th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): If you want to live longer, pay attention at school, study hard, and go to college, according to a new study.Researchers at Brown University's Department of Community Health ... Read more...

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Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life


February 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.Obesity and OA are among the most frequent chronic conditions in older ... Read more...

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Obesity is a killer in its own right


February 15th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease.Increasing weight ... Read more...

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Stress management program benefits patients with heart disease


January 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a cognitive behavioral therapy program focusing on stress management decreases the risk of recurrent heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in patients with heart ... Read more...

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Feeling guilty about eating too much butter? Don’t - it’s good for you


December 28th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): It's holiday season and that means rich and butter-laden food - cookies, pudding, cakes - almost every other dish; so should you feel guilty every time you take ... Read more...

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Beware! Your partner’s nagging could invite heartache


December 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) This could be a valid reason for your partner to stop nagging -- it significantly increases your risk of suffering angina. Angina is a pain or discomfort in ... Read more...

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