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American Heart Association Finds Link Between Prolonged Screen Time And Heart Disease In Children

Parents are encouraged to keep their children away from prolonged screen time since it’s linked to poor cardiovascular health and obesity. The American Heart Association recommends no more than two hours a day.

Public Health August 8, 2018

Stop Spending Money On Multivitamins, Researchers Say They Don’t Work When It Comes To Heart Health

Yet another study found no link between taking multivitamins and a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. The finding came as a result of previous studies involving over 2 million people from five different countries.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 11, 2018

Binge Drinking Puts Young Men At Risk Of High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease

A new study suggests binge drinking might make young males more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Those who drink seven to eight beverages in one sitting, either 12 times or more per year, showed elevated levels of blood pressure and cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018

Is Coffee Good For The Heart? Yes, If You Drink 4 Cups

Researchers from Germany prove that coffee is good for the heart, debunking previous knowledge that the beverage is harmful for people with heart problems. However, to unlock its benefits, people will need to drink at least four cups of coffee.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2018

Drinking Alcohol Moderately Can Help Strengthen The Heart

Researchers suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation can possibly strengthen the heart. The study showed that a certain amount of alcohol can help prepare the heart deal with stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Marriage Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers found a link between marriage and the reduced risk of developing heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. The researchers believe that the link may be attributed to a number of factors such as additional social and emotional support.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

Millennials Are On Track To Have Worse Health Problems Than Their Parents In The Next 30 Years

A new study showed that millennials will face more health issues in the next 30 years. The illnesses that young adults are at risk of developing include cancer, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes Linked To Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds

Researchers found a causal link between flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes and health problems associated with the heart. The findings were based on a lab study conducted on nine widely used e-cigarette flavorings including strawberry, mint, vanilla, and spicy cooling.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Major Mediterranean Diet Study Is Flawed: What Was Wrong With The Landmark Research?

A landmark Mediterranean diet published in 2013 was flagged for its questionable data. The researchers discovered the problem after digging through their records. Did this change the findings of the original study?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Sleeping For Less Than 6 Hours Or More Than 10 Hours Could Lead To Heart Disease, New Study Finds

A new study shows that men and women who sleep less than six hours or more than ten hours daily were at a higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

Women With 5 Or More Children Are At A Greater Risk For Suffering From A Heart Disease

A new study has shown that women who have larger families had a higher risk of developing a heart-related disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer among women in the United States, according to the CDC.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2018

Loneliness Or Social Isolation Can Lead To An Early Death For People With Heart Failure, New Study Suggests

A new study showed that people who suffer from heart failure and feel lonely are at a greater risk of a premature death. The study noted that people who felt connected to others but had a similar diagnosis where not at risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

An Egg A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: How To Make Eggs Even Healthier

An egg is a healthy food that may help reduce stroke and the risk of heart disease. How it is prepared and cooked, however, matter. Here are tips on how to make egg meals healthier.

Public Health May 23, 2018

One Way To Prevent Heart Disease? Eat An Egg Per Day, Says New Study

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. But what about eating more than one egg a day?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Exercising 4-5 Days A Week Could Help Your Heart Remain Youthful, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by various researchers in Texas showed that exercising four to five days a week helped decrease aging in the heart and major arteries. Participants of the study ranged from 60 years and older.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018

WHO Wants Trans Fat Out Of Food Supply: Types Of Food To Avoid To Cut Back On Trans Fats

World Health Organization recently released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. Here's how one can restrict the consumption of the artery-clogging fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Older Americans Have Active Sex Life: Why Physical Intimacy Still Matters Even In Old Age

Americans between 65 and 80 years old are still sexually active. Here are some of the reasons why physical intimacy is a good thing for aging populations.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

A Big Belly Could Be Bad For Your Health And Your Heart - Even If You're Not Overweight

A new study has found that people who have a wider waist or central obesity are at a higher risk of having heart problems than those who are overweight. The study was conducted on 1,700 participants who were a "normal size" but had a large belly.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2018

Your Chances For Heart Disease May Decrease If You Stay Active, Regardless Of What Your Genes Say

Keep working out. A new study says staying physically active diminishes one’s risk of developing heart disease regardless if they have an elevated genetic risk for such complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2018

World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Saves Life Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Sadie Rutenberg was born with a huge hole inside her heart. Thanks to this miraculous heart valve by Abbott, she is now thriving at three years old.

Medicine April 10, 2018

Drinking Just 1 High-Fat Milkshake May Already Trigger Heart Disease

Researchers discovered that drinking just one high-fat milkshake is already enough to possibly trigger heart disease. The study should serve as a warning for people to think twice about everything that they want to eat and drink.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Study Explains Why Fewer People With Severe Cholesterol Are On Statin Therapy

Patients with elevated and/or severe cholesterol levels were reported to take less or no prescribed statins. The new study published by the American Heart Association stated that statin compliance is less prevalent in younger patients compared to older ones.

Medicine March 27, 2018

Pain Relievers Like Prescription-Strength Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat

Selective NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, or meloxicam were linked to an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation. Should people stop taking these pain relievers to treat body ache and pain?

Medicine March 22, 2018

Chinese Ready Meals Should Come With Health Warnings About Their Salt Content: Campaign Group

One of the Chinese takeaway dishes analyzed by the campaign group Action on Salt contains five times the amount of salt present in McDonald’s Big Mac. Here's why this amount of salt in food could be dangerous to one's health.

Public Health March 13, 2018

Obesity Paradox Debunked: Obese People Don’t Actually Live Longer, New Study Says

A team of researchers just challenged the very concept of Obesity Paradox. According to their study, overweight or obese people don’t actually live longer lives — they’re just diagnosed with heart disease earlier, that’s all.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2018

Adults With Heart Disease At Risk Of Developing Dementia, Says Study

Adults born with congenital heart disease show an increased risk of dementia, a new study has found. People with dementia experience problems with short-term memory loss, confusion, reduced concentration, personality changes, and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2018

People Who Suffer From Migraines May Be At Risk For Heart Disease, Says Study

A new study has found that men and women who suffer from frequent migraines are at increased risk for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who experienced migraines with an aura, an event that can cause changes in vision, had a risk of getting heart attack and stroke.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018

Heart Disease: Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Heart Attack And Stroke

Heart attacks and strokes can have similar symptoms, making it more challenging for someone to tell the difference between the two. Here's a guide to help tell the difference between heart attacks and strokes.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Broken Heart Syndrome Is Real And It Can Be Fatal If Not Treated Right Away

The broken heart syndrome is real after all. Experts say physical and emotional stress, and the death of a loved one often causes this condition known as Takasubo Cardiomyopathy.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Noise Pollution May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

Exposure to noise was linked to increased risk for irregular heart rhythms and high blood pressure. What is the level of noise that can increase a person's odds for heart disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Ways To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

Smoking, stress, and high levels of blood sugar can cause heart attacks and strokes. Here's our guide on how to prevent these occurrences and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Therapies Pose Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Warns The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, warning that some breast cancer therapies pose serious risks of heart disease. According to the organization, breast cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.

Medicine February 2, 2018

30 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Reduces Risk Of Deaths Linked To Cancer And Heart Disease, Says Study

Can't find time to do physical activity during the day? A new report shows that doing 30 minutes of daily exercise can reduce the risk of deaths linked to cancer and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018

Influenza May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack By Six Times: Study

The influenza virus can cause more than just respiratory symptoms, a Canadian study found. Based on hospital records and flu test results, the infection puts a person at higher risk of having a heart attack.

Public Health January 26, 2018

Smoking Just 1 Cigarette A Day Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Light smokers and those who smoke occasionally still carry substantial risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. Experts recommend to stop smoking. Does this mean that smoking down is useless?

Public Health January 25, 2018

Coconut Oil Helps Reduce Heart Disease And Stroke Chances, Study Shows

A new study claims that coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, contrary to recent claims that the substance is unhealthy. Research showed that regular consumption of coconut oil resulted in higher levels of good cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018

AHA Study Proves Regular Exercise Can Reverse Heart Damage

For two years, researchers at the American Heart Association asked a group of middle-aged male adults to perform moderate to high-intensity exercise routines for four to five days a week. What they discovered could save millions of lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2018

Those Who Eat Cheese Every Day Are Less Likely To Get Heart Disease, But Don't Eat Too Much

Researchers who analyzed cheese consumption of more than 200,000 people have discovered that eating cheese every day is linked to lower risks of heart disease and stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should eat as much as you want.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

FDA To Revoke Authorized Health Claim That Soy Protein Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

For the first time in its history, the FDA attempts to revoke a previously authorized health claim. Here's why the federal health agency may no longer allow companies to claim soy protein may reduce heart disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2017

When You Die And Your Heart Stops, Your Brain Is Still Functioning (Yes, You'll Know When You're Dead)

Researchers have found that even though the heart stops beating, the brain is still functioning. Those who have experienced a heart attack or cardiac arrest are still aware of what's happening around them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2017

Too Much Exercise May Lead To Heart Problems, If You're A White Man

A new study revealed that working out for too many hours a week increases the risk of coronary artery calcification, which is a warning for possible heart disease. Interestingly, the trend was only seen among white men.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2017

These Foods May Slash Your Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods such as bananas and avocados can help protect against heart disease, a study reveals. What are some other examples of food that contain high amounts of potassium?

Public Health October 9, 2017

Boy Who Received Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Ohio teenager who got a new lease on life after a successful transplant collapses on the way to school. He passed away an hour later.

Feature | Health August 20, 2017

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