• Household Chemical Linked to Heart Disease

    Added On : 10th September 2012

    A chemical known as PFOA, found in common household products, may be linked with heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, according to new research.

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  • Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health

    Added On : 13th September 2012

    Much research has touted the health benefits that come from drinking moderate amounts of red wine.

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  • Work Stress 'Raises Heart Risk'

    Added On : 18th September 2012

    work stressHaving a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination, UK researchers say.

    They analysed 13 existing European studies covering nearly 200,000 people and found "job strain" was linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease.

    The risk to the heart was much smaller than for smoking or not exercising, the Lancet medical journal report said.

    The British Heart Foundation said how people reacted to work stress was key.

    Job strain is a type of stress. The research team at University College London said working in any profession could lead to strain, but it was more common in lower skilled workers.

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  • High Cholesterol: What It Can Do to You

    Added On : 29th September 2012

    The average American has cholesterol levels that are 'borderline high,' and 1 in 6 has a high level. You may wonder whether something so common can really be a serious health risk. The truth is: Absolutely.

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  • Parkinson's Drug Mirapex Under Safety Review

    Added On : 6th October 2012

    Parkinson's Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome Drug Under Review for Heart Failure Risk

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  • Oil Blend, Yogurt Help Blood Pressure

    Added On : 8th October 2012

    A blend of sesame and rice bran oil, or making low-fat yogurt a small part of your diet, may help your blood pressure and boost heart health, according to two new studies.

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  • HRT Reduces Risk of Heart Attack, Study Suggests

    Added On : 11th October 2012

    hrt2Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may cut their risk of heart problems, a study suggests, but experts are still cautious about long-term safety risks.

    Published in the journal BMJ, the study also found HRT is not associated with an increased risk of cancer or stroke - but past studies have shown a link.

    The Department of Health advises women to only use it on a short-term basis.

    The researchers traced 1,000 women over 10 years - half of them were on HRT.

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  • Stroke Sufferers are Getting Younger...

    Added On : 12th October 2012

    burger2Stroke Sufferers are Getting Younger Due to Poor Diet: Researchers

    Younger people are increasingly suffering strokes because of their unhealthy lifestyle, research has found.

    The average of someone suffering a stroke has fallen from 71 years in 1993/4 to 69 years in 2005 and study published in the journal Neurology found.

    It was also found that 13 per cent of strokes occurred in people aged under 55 in 1993/4 which increased to 19 per cent in 2005.

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  • Fish Oil Fizzles for Fighting Heart Attack...

    Added On : 31st October 2012

    Fish Oil Fizzles for Fighting Heart Attack, Stroke

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  • NHS Heart Surgeons Could Be Trained in India...

    Added On : 6th November 2012

    nhs orNHS Heart Surgeons Could Be Trained in India to Gain Enough Experience

    NHS heart surgeons will soon have to be trained in India because European Union rules on working hours are stopping young doctors getting the operating theatre experience they need, according to one of India's leading cardiac specialists.

    Seven NHS registrars will go to India in the next few months to work up to 18 hours a day, performing four heart operations per shift, to get the experience they need to become consultants in Britain, according to Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya cardiac hospital in Bangalore.

    "It's only a matter of time before those in Europe and the United States have to send their surgeons to India for training," he said. "In India the number of procedures by every centre is very large, so in a very short period a surgeon gets exposed to a very large number of surgeries.

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