Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

A commonly used method of calculating a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “From a relative standpoint, the overestimation is approximately […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.  The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death. Researchers […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Blood clot removal boosts stroke risk in heart attack patients

Blood clot removal boosts stroke risk in heart attack patients

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A common practice that involves using a syringe to remove a patient’s blood clots during treatment for a heart attack has been found to increase the risk of stroke, researchers said Monday. The study led by McMaster University and the University of Toronto is the largest of its kind to date. It […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Does a healthy heart start with a healthy marriage?

Does a healthy heart start with a healthy marriage?

(Relaxnews) – In a cross-sectional study of affairs of the heart — in both biological and sentimental terms — researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have linked cardiovascular health to marriage. “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease,” […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Eat more fresh fruit and veg, Britons told in health study

Eat more fresh fruit and veg, Britons told in health study

(LONDON-AFP) – Britons should eat seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, according to new research into healthy eating, published on Tuesday. The state-run National Health Service currently recommends each person eats five 80-gramme (three-ounce) helpings of fruit and vegetables daily. But researchers at University College London (UCL) found that eating seven portions […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Young women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables show significantly lower rates of hardening in the arteries 20 years later, said US research out Friday. However, men did not appear to benefit the way women did, raising questions about why a heart healthy diet may benefit one sex over the […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday. The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·