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Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

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Here’s how to deal with stalkers

How to deal with stalkers

What is stalking? Stalking or harassment can be obsessive or repeated behaviour that is unwanted by the victim. It is not always about long-term relationships. Stalkers can include estranged husbands, ex-boyfriends, a one-time date or an unwanted suitor. The behaviours may seem normal and ordinary; however, when they are repeated over time they can be […]

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Diabetic women at a higher risk of heart failure than men

Women who have diabetes are at greater risk of experiencing heart failure than men with the same condition, a new study has warned. According to research published in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), women who have type 1 diabetes have a 47 per cent increased possibility of heart […]

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Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes

  The study enrolled 34 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40 years. Participants were randomly assigned to drink 32 ounces of one of two commercially available caffeinated energy drinks or a placebo drink on three separate days. The drinks were consumed within a 60-minute period but no faster than one 16-ounce bottle […]

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10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

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Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

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Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

Promise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

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