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Nuts may reduce risk of death from heart disease

Mar 2 2015 - 7:13pm
Nuts may reduce risk of death from heart disease

A new study suggests that eating nuts may help people live longer by reducing the risk of death from heart disease.

The study evaluated three large cohorts, one of which included more than 70,000 U.S. residents of African and European descent who were predominately of low socioeconomic status.

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Have we been deceived about cholesterol lowering drugs?

Feb 20 2015 - 9:44pm
Independent researchers claim stain studies have been deceptive.

A new analysis of studies suggests cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may not be as effective for preventing heart attack and stroke as we have been lead to believe. According to an expert review, the drugs do lower cholesterol. But claims about how well the drugs prevent heart disease have been exaggerated.

Dr. David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and Dr.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

Jan 26 2015 - 12:59pm
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Why your heart wants you to turn that frown upside down

Jan 11 2015 - 3:46pm
Optimism leads to better heart health

Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.

Scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne found the association between heart health and being update when they studied the association among 5100 adults.

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What should childhood cancer survivors do to give themselves a better chance

Jul 29 2014 - 8:28pm
Adhering to a healthy active lifestyle

There have been dramatic advances in the treatment of many childhood cancers which often makes long term survival and even cures possible. But in order to give themselves a better chance at having a healthy heart later in life survivors of childhood cancer should always remember to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

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A new study shows no heart health benefit from drinking alcohol

Jul 11 2014 - 11:18am
Drinking alcohol

Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.

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A tomato pill may help improve heart health

Jun 13 2014 - 8:37am
Delicious, nutritious tomatoes

There has been a great deal of interest in the positive health value of tomatoes. Most of the interest has centered around the apparent association between eating tomatoes and a decreased incidence of various types of cancer. It is believed a substance called lycopene in tomatoes is responsible for this beneficial health effect. New research has found this substance also promotes the health of your blood vessels which is good for your cardiovascular health.

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

Jun 9 2014 - 11:43pm
Popeye

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Who should take aspirin for heart attack and stroke prevention?

May 10 2014 - 9:17am
A simple test could determine who would benefit from an aspirin a day for heart protection

A new study review from the Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests aspirin could be good prevention for heart attack and stroke, but not for everyone. The side effects of aspirin can cause more harm than good, making it important to understand when aspirin is good therapy and when it might be detrimental. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) could be a good indicator of who might benefit from an aspirin a day for cardiovascular protection.

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Try These 10 Food Remedies for Your Heart Palpitations

Apr 14 2014 - 10:32am
Heart palpitations could be calmed with these 10 food remedies.

Do you ever have the feeling that something is not quite right in your chest? A feeling that is often described as a fluttering sensation of the heart like it is not beating as it should, or that you are unable to “catch your breath”? If so, then you are one of many who occasionally experiences heart palpitations.

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Heart health as a young adult is important for brain health later in life

Apr 4 2014 - 7:28am
Heart health

The human heart is a fascinating organ which is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, including your brain. A proper understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body leads to a recognition that without proper oxygenation from your heart your brain can not develop and function properly. This leads to an understanding that generally what is good for your heart is good for your brain. In fact new research shows heart health as a young adult has an effect on brain health later in life.

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Saturated fat role in heart disease again questioned: What diet works?

Mar 17 2014 - 6:38pm
Low saturated fat diet may not curb heart disease.

A new review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine again questions whether saturated fats lead to heart disease. A diet low in the fats and high in polyunsaturated fats may not be the best "heart healthy" advice say the study investigators.

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Heart risks soar when we get angry

Mar 5 2014 - 9:36am
Angry outbursts can lead to heart attack within two hours

Getting angry frequently raises the chance of heart attack, stroke and heart rhythm problems. Researchers found a nearly fivefold increase in heart attacks among people who reported angry outbursts that occurred within two hours after getting mad. The finding highlights the importance for clinicians of discussing anger management with patients at high risk.

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A whole diet approach to lower heart risk has more evidence than low-fat diets

Feb 10 2014 - 2:59pm
A heart healthy salad

Heart disease is a killer and poor dietary habits have been associated with heart disease. Eating high cholesterol, high fat and sugary food has been associated with increased risk for heart disease. Recent research shows there is more evidence for the benefits of a whole diet approach than for a low fat diet approach to lower cardiovascular risk.

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Is lack of sunshine raising our blood pressure?

Jan 22 2014 - 7:07am
Exposure to UVA rays may be good for the heart.

Staying in the sun too long can raise our chances of skin cancer. But a new study shows a bit of sunshine might also help keep the heart healthy by lowering blood pressure. Researchers from the UK say it may be time to take another look at public health advice to avoid skin exposure to sunshine.

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Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

Jan 10 2014 - 4:45pm
A smoker

Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.

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Fit teenagers less likely to have heart attack 30 years later

Jan 10 2014 - 9:55am
Fit teens might have lower risk of heart attack later in life.

Research suggests being fit as a teenage could significantly lower the chances of heart attack 30 to 40 years later. The finding that was conducted among men also suggests the importance of maintaining normal body mass index to avoid heart attack risk in adulthood.

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Want to do better with cardiac surgery: Exercise to help fight depression

Jan 1 2014 - 9:43pm
Walking to stay in shape

If heart disease becomes so serious that cardiac surgery appears to be the only viable way to help, patients must be prepared to take an active role in their own recovery. It's true that heart disease is a killer if not treated properly.

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