Posts Tagged Heart Attack

A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay…

Summary:. It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research has found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those who didn’t nap… Read the article here: Advertisements

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Why Are More Young People Having Heart Attacks?…

…According to a new study, heart attack rates are increasing in what may seem like an unlikely group: adults in their 20s and 30s… Read about this at

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Yo-Yoing Weight, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Readings May Raise Heart Attack and Stroke Risk…

Intro:  Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in otherwise healthy people may be associated with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death from any cause compared to people with more stable readings, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation… Read the article here at Yo […]

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Physical activity necessary to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle…

Summary from  Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review article… Read the full article here:

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Air pollution reduces global life expectancy by more than one year…

Summary:  Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers. Better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world… Read about this research here at

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Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health…

Summary:  Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. Data pooled from multiple studies show no health benefit of multivitamins… Read more about this data collection and analysis at Science Daily:

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Consuming more than five drinks a week could shorten your life…

Summary:  Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research. The study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death… Read about it here at

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Study finds any activity—from workouts to housework—is good for the heart…

Intro: An international team of scientists… has found that physical activity of any kind—from gym workouts to housecleaning —can help prevent heart disease and even death… Read more about this study at

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Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather…

Summary: Could decreases in temperature cause heart failure and death?…  Read about it here at

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Hypertension: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments…

Source Summary:  Hypertension is having a blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg, a definition shared by all the medical guidelines.1,5 This means the systolic reading (the pressure as the heart pumps blood around the body) is over 140 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or the diastolic reading (as the heart relaxes and refills with […]

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Cholesterol: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments…

Source  Summary: Cholesterol is both our friend and foe – at normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack… Read the full article here: Cholesterol: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments…

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Cardiac screening test may help determine who should take aspirin to prevent heart attack…

from Summary: ‘Many heart attacks and strokes occur in individuals who do not appear to be at high risk,’ researchers report following a recent study. ‘Individuals with known CVD [cardiovascular disease] should take a daily aspirin, but the best approach for individuals without known CVD is unclear. If we only treat high-risk individuals with […]

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