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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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Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Nov 10, – Some first responders who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are now showing signs of early kidney damage, a preliminary study finds. Experts said it’s the first time evidence of kidney trouble has been found in 9/11 first responders, and more study is needed before […]

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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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Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

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Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Oct 22, – Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes where a clot in a blood vessel in the brain restricts the flow of blood to a part of the brain. It could also happen when a blood vessel breaks interrupting blood flow. With strokes or brain attacks on the […]

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World Heart Day: Eat, workout for a strong heart

World Heart Day: Eat, workout for a strong heart

Sep 29, – On World Heart Day, say yes to good eating habits and exercise. Have low fat milk, make your plate colourful by opting for different coloured vegetables and fruits and much more, says an expert. Sonal Raval, nutritionist at Snap Fitness , shares dietary and health tips to help people have a healthy […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

May 24, AP – “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly in children,” said Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president of medical affairs and community information for the American Diabetes Association. “Complications are appearing faster, and it appears to be at a more significant rate than we see […]

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Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

May 16, AP – What’s more, the reduction in risk is independent of other modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, the researchers said. People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it’s too late to start getting fit, but new research finds […]

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People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

May 15, AP – In a small study of older adults, researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil found that participants with high blood pressure, or hypertension, favored bread dusted with the highest concentration of salt more than twice as much as those with normal blood pressure. Adding other seasonings to the salted […]

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