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Long work hours raise risk of heart disease


September 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80 percent, researchers say.The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back ... Read more...

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Small weight gain enough to raise BP


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 7 (IANS) New research suggests that weight gain of just 1.5 pounds or 0.6 kg per year is fraught with risk, enough to raise blood pressure in college ... Read more...

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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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Therapy boosts sexual function in sleep disorder patients


June 25th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Men who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep related breathing disorder, are seeing another potential benefit from continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) -- ... Read more...

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Weight loss lowers diabetics’ risk of heart attacks


May 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) If obese people with Type 2 diabetes lose even six kilos, it will reduce their arterial stiffness by 20 percent and also the risk of heart ... Read more...

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City dwellers face double risk of heart disease


April 27th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) People residing in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those who ... Read more...

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Red meat passport to death from heart disease


March 13th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Eating red meat regularly could be a passport to higher risk of death from heart disease, new research says.The US study is among the first to ... Read more...

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Statin can prevent strokes, besides lowering lipids


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway to lower cholestrol and clotting using statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, reveals a study.People with high cholestrol are at ... Read more...

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Gene that clears fat from body identified


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "cream gene" that allows people to clear fat from their systems.For the study, researcher Jan Albert Kuivenhoven focused on two families with ... 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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Chocolate also insures against stroke risk


October 12th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Women who munch a bar of chocolate every week could cut stroke risk by 20 percent. The finding is based on a study of more than ... Read more...

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Infertile men face heart disease risk


September 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Men unable to procreate are more likely to die of heart disease than those with children, a study says.Researchers tracking a sample of infertile men for ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Female smokers have higher risk of heart disease


August 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Geneva, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that female smokers have higher risk of heart disease compared to men. The study has generated another debate regarding how tobacco companies ... Read more...

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Spices stave off negative effects of fatty meals


August 11th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Spices like turmeric and cinnamon are what you need to stave off the negative effects of a fat rich meal.Researchers found that meals rich in these ... Read more...

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Babies should exercise daily to prevent adulthood obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government says no one, even babies, should be spared from exercising daily. The warning was contained in the first-ever advice on exercise for the country’s ... Read more...

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Eating less salt won’t prevent strokes, heart attacks


July 6th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) There's bad news for those who have cut back on salt due to health concerns. A study says eating less salt will not stave off heart ... Read more...

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Some HIV drugs cause premature ageing


June 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A class of drugs commonly prescribed for HIV in low-income countries can cause premature ageing, a study says. The study shows these drugs damage DNA in ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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The natural ’super-smoothie’ that cuts cardiac risk


May 5th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Scientists have concocted a cocktail of seven fruit juices, including grapes and the not-so-familiar lingonberry, that boosts health, that cuts the risk of heart disease and ... Read more...

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The fruit juice cocktail ’super-smoothie’ that cuts heart disease risk!


May 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 05 (ANI): French scientists have created a cocktail of seven fruit juices that could help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke and - tastes good.The "super-smoothie" contains ... Read more...

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Chronic inhalation of polluted air ‘can lead to inflammation, heart risk’


April 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist, has suggested that chronic inhalation of polluted air triggers the release of white blood cells that leads to inflammation and ... Read more...

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Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome -- a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin ... Read more...

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Vegans ‘at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that vegetarians might be at significantly less risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke than their animal-eating counterparts.Loma Linda University researchers, led ... Read more...

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Blood protein levels may predict risk of heart disease


April 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin surgeon has found that increased levels of a protein that helps regulate the body's blood pressure may also predict a major ... Read more...

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Working 11 hours can up heart attack risk by 67 percent


April 5th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) People who spend more than 11 hours a day at work increase their chances of having a heart attack by 67 percent, a study has found. ... Read more...

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11-hour work days ‘can increase heart attack risk by 67pc’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Those who spend more than 11 hours at work increase their chance of having a heart attack by two thirds, according to a new study.Researchers from University College ... Read more...

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Metabolic syndrome may up liver cancer risk


April 4th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new study has found that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the ... Read more...

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Antidepressant use linked to thicker arteries


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): In a study of twin veterans, antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.Depression can heighten the risk ... Read more...

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Drinking tea daily ‘as good as water in keeping you hydrated’


March 28th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking four to six mugs of tea daily is as good as a litre of water for keeping yourself hydrated.The finding disproves ... Read more...

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A daily dose of safflower oil may help reduce heart disease risk


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, each day for 16 weeks may help reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new research.In the ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug can raise heart disease risk by 25 percent


March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Diabetes drug Avandia, which has been used by at least 50,000 people in Britain, increases the risk of heart disease by 23 percent and the risk ... Read more...

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Being apple ‘no worse for health’ than being a pear


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Being an "apple" shape is no less healthy than being a "pear," says a new study that upsets the popular belief. Studies found that being an ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills a risk for women’s hearts


March 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Study: Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart problems in babies


March 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Babies born to women who smoked in the first trimester of their pregnancy may have as much as 70 percent increased risk of developing heart problems.Researchers ... Read more...

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