Tag Archives: Heart

Painkillers Linked To Heart Attack Risk

Painkillers were linked to an increased heart attack risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. As stated in the meta-analysis, which was led by epidemiologist Michèle Bally, patients who were prescribed larger doses oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were more likely to suffer from acute myocardial infarction within 30 days of first taking the drugs. For their ...

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Insomnia Increases Heart Attack And Stroke Risk, New Analysis Finds

Those sleepless nights you’re having may have deadlier consequences than a simple lack of energy in the morning. According to a new meta-analysis of existing studies, insomnia and heart attack and stroke may have a closer link to each other than once thought. Simply put, insomnia is a condition where one has difficulty falling asleep, or tends to wake up ...

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Scientists Create ‘Spinach Heart Tissue’ To Solve Heart Problems, Organ Damage

For the first time ever, scientists have created a working and beating human heart tissue by just using spinach leaves. Scientists and researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts just gave new meaning to spinach being heart-healthy. In the research news released by Science Daily, scientists have finally created a ‘spinach heart tissue’ that could be the key to ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Secret Discovered In Bolivian Jungle?

In a remote corner of the Bolivian jungle, the Tsimane people live in thatched huts, but what’s interesting about these people is that they have the lowest rates of heart disease ever measured. What the #Tsimane teach about eating #meat– @EATforum @foodtank @TheLancet @joybauer @NutritionWonk –https://t.co/qBQZgsxADw pic.twitter.com/TWrUmgcf0H — Dr. David L. Katz (@DrDavidKatz) March 25, 2017 So why is that? ...

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Here’s How Much Amgen’s New Heart Attack-Preventing Cholesterol Drug Costs

A new study suggests that Amgen’s new cholesterol drug Repatha can be very effective in helping patients avoid heart disease. It’s also been found that the drug works very well in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, while reducing the odds of patients dying or getting hospitalized following cardiac events. However, it would also appear that the new medication is extremely expensive ...

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Marijuana Use Likely Connected To Increased Strokes And Heart Failure

Marijuana use may come with some additional health risks. New research is suggesting that people who smoke weed are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart problems sometime in their lives than individuals who avoid the stuff. Researchers with Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, combed through medical records of millions of Americans looking to see how cannabis affects ...

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February Is American Heart Month, Tips For Preventing Heart Disease [Video]

February is American Heart Month and there’s no better time than now to pay careful attention to your heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Additionally, February is Valentine’s Day and Black History/African-American History month and according to statistics, 40 percent of ...

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New Heart Health Guidelines: Skipping Breakfast Is Bad For The Heart

The American Heart Association (AHA) has provided new heart health guidelines, mainly suggesting that people should always consider timing their meals right. Most people these days tend to skip on their breakfast and simply setting for bulk meals later in the day. There was a time when people followed the rules of having breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, skipping meals ...

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Heartburn Or Heart Attack – Do You Know When To Seek Help?

Indigestion, or heartburn, is a very uncomfortable feeling that is caused by gastro-esophageal reflux. It’s a common problem that many people struggle with daily, and some people only suffer from it after a large heavy meal or a meal that is spicy. Although most people are very familiar with what heartburn feels like, the pain can be severe and alarming, ...

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Stress Linked To Increased Heart Attacks And Strokes: Study Suggests It All Starts In Your Head

Stress has long been associated with various health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. However, scientists have been unable to pinpoint exactly how stress triggers adverse effects on the body. Now, a new study, conducted by researchers with Harvard Medical School, may provide a partial answer. While it is still not entirely understood, the study found that stress increases activity ...

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