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Heart disease link to low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet

August 11, 2012
Heart disease link to low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet

Women on Atkins-style diets are putting themselves at risk of heart disease and strokes, experts say. Those who regularly eat a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who do not participate in such diets, research published on bmj.com suggests. More than 43,000 Swedish women were assessed over 15...
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What is the role of chronic inflammation in America’s deadliest diseases?

August 10, 2012
What is the role of chronic inflammation in America’s deadliest diseases?

What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and outside irritants....
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The New Old Age: For the Very Old, a Surprise in Blood Pressure Readings

August 10, 2012
The New Old Age: For the Very Old, a Surprise in Blood Pressure Readings

It’s such a routine thing: A nurse wraps the cuff around your elderly relative’s arm, squeezes the bulb, listens with a stethoscope and says: “120 over 60. Very good.” Smiles all around (this was my 89-year-old father’s latest reading), because everyone knows that high blood pressure is a risky proposition. Or is it? Reading...
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Shift Work Can Lead to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

August 8, 2012
Shift Work Can Lead to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

General Hospital: Night Shift (Photo credit: Wikipedia) According to results of a new study published in the BMJ, working the night shift or any odd-hours shift other than a regular day schedule may increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Research in the past decades has already linked shift work to...
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Drugs to lower cholesterol help low cardiovascular risk patients

August 8, 2012
Drugs to lower cholesterol help low cardiovascular risk patients

Researchers have questioned whether Australian guidelines should be changed to allow more people access to cholesterol-lowering drugs. Source: The Courier-Mail HALF of all heart attacks occur in patients with a low cardiovascular risk, and a study has shown the risk of these events is reduced when patients take drugs to lower cholesterol. Researchers from...
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Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

August 8, 2012
Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

Pumping iron can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, a new study found. The study of more than 32,000 men found those who lifted weights for at least two and a half hours a week were 34 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease linked to complications...
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Three 10-Minute Workout More Effective Than Single 30-Minute Bout

July 28, 2012
Three 10-Minute Workout More Effective Than Single 30-Minute Bout

“Every four years, the summer Olympics get people excited to exercise,” says Glenn Gaesser, a professor and director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University, who oversaw a new study about exercise and high blood pressure that was inspired in part by the coming games in London. The streets and gyms...
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Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

July 28, 2012
Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

When a patient comes to the emergency room with chest pains, doctors need to figure out quickly if there’s a cardiac problem or if, instead, the cause of the pain is something more benign, like heartburn. That’s not always easy, and it’s not always cheap. But adding one extra test, a new study shows,...
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High blood pressure risk in later life for teenage girls on the Pill

July 16, 2012
High blood pressure risk in later life for teenage girls on the Pill

  Teenage girls who are on the Pill are at risk of having high blood pressure in later life, according to research. Scientists have found that even those who have been taking the contraceptive for only a few months have readings which are significantly higher than those of other girls. Doctors have long known...
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How to protect your heart naturally

February 3, 2012
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  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America– so it’s important to take care of your ticker. The Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, said there are natural ways to protect your heart, like taking hawthorn berry. “There are probably a couple hundred different species of hawthorn trees,” Kilham said. “And it’s...
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What is Ginkgo biloba

November 8, 2011
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What is Ginkgo biloba? What is Ginkgo biloba? Today Ginkgo Biloba means ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) that comes from the green leaves of Ginkgo biloba tree that is one of the oldest living tree species. Alternative names: Maidenhair tree,Kew tree, Japanese silver apricot. ginkgo leave What is a ginkgo biloba tree? Ginkgo biloba tree...
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Natural Healthcare Products

October 7, 2011
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Natural Healthcare Products By Jessica N King The healthcare profession has undergone a sea change. In earlier times, the medical facilities were limited and people did not have access to good medical care and attention. However, now the scenario has changed. With more and more medical facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, coming up,...
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