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Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Dec 03, – Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart […]

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Check diabetes with healthy foods

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Dec 01, – Known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a diabetes diet involves eating a variety of foods high in nutritional value in moderation, while sticking to regular meal times. It is a diet nutritiously rich, non-calorific and low in saturated fats, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bram Brons, an independent general practitioner and a member of the […]

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Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Nov 21, – If you like nuts — and it doesn’t seem to matter what kind is your personal favorite — you might be cutting your risk of early death by eating a handful of them every day. New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 […]

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Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 12, – A simple urine test can help identify kids with type 1 diabetes who are at risk for heart and kidney disease and would benefit from early treatment to prevent these serious health problems, a new study suggests. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of young people with type 1 diabetes […]

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Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

Nov 09, – If you have a penchant for drinking sugary sodas, you might be raising your risk for kidney disease, new research suggests. Employees at a university in Japan who consumed more than two sodas a day were more likely to have protein in their urine when compared to those who had fewer or […]

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FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

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Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Oct 20, – Osteoporosis occurs when there is a loss in the peak bone mass and loss of calcium, leading to hip, knee and shoulder fractures. Bone diseases among women are a common occurrence, but of late these problems, especially osteoporosis, are fast affecting men, mostly after they turn 60, experts say. “Osteoporosis, which was […]

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Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Oct 16, – Recent research has found lower death rates and fewer heart attacks in people with diabetes who’ve undergone the open-heart procedure known as a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), compared to those who had the less-invasive coronary angioplasty with stents. Angioplasty is also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Generally, the less invasive a […]

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Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?

Oct 13, – Injecting a local anesthetic into an area of the neck that communicates with the brain’s temperature regulation zone was associated with a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes among women with moderate to severe symptoms, the researchers reported. A shot in the neck may curb extreme hot flashes associated with menopause, a […]

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