Posts tagged “Heart health”

Scientists discover the secret to heart health in Greece

May 30th, 2017

It is well-documented that rates of cardiovascular disease are lower in the Mediterranean. While scientists believe that diet and other lifestyle factors have an important role to play, researchers have discovered another reason why the Greeks have such healthy hearts. Scientists analysing cardiovascular disease risk in certain parts of the country have discovered a genetic […]

British Heart Foundation issues warning as report shows shocking inactivity levels in Britain

April 4th, 2017

The British Heart Foundation has issued a warning after a report revealed that 20 million people in Britain could be described as “inactive.” Recent research suggests that inactivity costs the NHS more than £1.2 billion per year. It is a major risk factor for heart disease, and can also increase the risk of type 2 […]

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking This No Smoking Day

March 9th, 2016
10 Reasons to Quit Smoking This No Smoking Day

Today, March 9th 2016, is No Smoking Day and what better time to try and quit for good? If you’re trying to cut down or have decided that 2016 is your year for giving up, here are 10 good reasons to spur you on! Heart health Smoking is one of the main risk factors for […]

Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

May 22nd, 2014
Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

Society has a firm and unwavering focus on waistlines in an attempt to make nations interested in being as healthy as possible. Although the UK isn’t the most obese nation across the globe, the ranking position is still fairly high and even more so for the younger generations. For years many health specialists have praised […]

Damaged hearts will soon be able to repair themselves

April 12th, 2011
Damaged hearts will soon be able to repair themselves

Repairing a broken heart is the subject of many popular songs but is likely to become a reality in as little as five years from now. Researchers at The Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease have discovered a revolutionary new way of changing connective muscle tissue into beating heart cells. This will enable a damaged heart […]

Canadian Women Losing The Battle

March 15th, 2011
Canadian Women Losing The Battle

It seems that Canadian women are having more trouble than most in controlling their weight. Not only are women in Canada gaining weight faster than men, they are also becoming overweight quicker than most other women in the West. This news was published in the medical journal called the Lancet, which has been tracking trends […]

Increased risk of heart attack and stroke in dental surgery patients

October 19th, 2010
Increased risk of heart attack and stroke in dental surgery patients

Recent research has revealed a worrying link between dental surgery and an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes during the post procedure timeframe. The research study revealed that patients tended to suffer heart attacks and strokes more frequently in the first 4 weeks following surgery than other stages during or following the healing period. […]

Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

October 11th, 2010
Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

Announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration state that, due to pressure from the FDA, Abbot Laboratories have agreed to withdraw from the U.S market its anti-obesity drug Meridia due to the higher danger of stroke and heart attack. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen say that the action is long overdue. Dr Sidney […]

Dental Care Can Lower Heart Disease Risk in Women

October 1st, 2010
Dental Care Can Lower Heart Disease Risk in Women

Research conducted by the University of California, Berkeley has found a reduced risk of heart related problems, such as heart attacks and strokes in those who frequently get general dental checks and care. Oddly, the link is only found in women and the analysis did not find the same result amongst men. The study of […]

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