What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it

What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it?

An important recent study showed that interval training and a high pulse rate 2-3 times a week are better than weight loss and moderate...
Why do we develop high blood pressure

Why do we develop high blood pressure?

Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That’s according to a study...
High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries,...
A breast cancer survivor’s lifelong marathon

A breast cancer survivor’s lifelong marathon

Elizabeth Cowles Johnston, 39, is a busy working mother of two young children who directs the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s public relations campaign each year. But...
Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being physically fit may not only reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but can also improve your chances of surviving if you...
Breast cancer symptoms

Breast cancer symptoms: What you need to know

An important way to keep up with your breast health is to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, and know...
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6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
Why hospital doctors should cut back on blood tests

Why hospital doctors should cut back on blood tests

Doctors should reduce the number of repetitive blood tests they perform for hospital patients, report researchers. The authors of the literature review also provide an...
Short overnight fasting may increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence

Short overnight fasting could increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence

Researchers suggest increasing duration of nightly fasting may improve prognosis. In patients with breast cancer, a short overnight fast of less than 13 hours was...
New way to treat high blood pressure with fewer side effects

New way to treat high blood pressure with fewer side effects

In a recent study, researchers find that combinations of smaller doses of blood pressure medications may lower blood pressure with fewer side effects. The findings...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Certain risk factors make it more likely that you’ll develop coronary heart disease (CHD) and have a heart attack. You can control many of...
A possible explanation for recurring breast cancer

A possible explanation for recurring breast cancer

In October, we mourned those who died of breast cancer and celebrated all of the women (and men) who have survived. What many of those...
A healthy heart linked to a healthy brain

A healthy heart linked to a healthy brain

An expert committee of researchers in the US has highlighted the strong link between cardiovascular risk factors and brain health, following a review of...

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People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
What you should know about high blood cholesterol

What you should know about high blood cholesterol

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the...
Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Most of us have likely taken aspirin at some point in our lives for a common minor ailment like headaches, fever or muscle cramps. Research...
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Multivitamin supplements could reduce neuropathy from chemotherapy

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, is a common side effect of cancer treatment that causes shooting or burning pain, numbness, tingling and cold sensitivity...
7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

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