This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds study

A cheap, single pill taken once a day that combines four common drugs is safe and reduces the risk of events such as heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in people over the age of 50, research has found. It could help older people avoid taking so much medication

This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds studyA daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers, in Iran and the UK, said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a […]

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s finger

Eating your greens has always been the number one advice if you want to be physically strong and fit. However, with so many options to choose from, how can you find the right vegetable that is able to bring you numerous health benefits?

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s fingerWell, you may be taken aback by the name of this vegetable, but okra is actually called “Lady’s Finger.” The name derives from its aesthetic. Nevertheless, it comes in two particular colours that is red and green. Don’t worry. Both taste the same. In fact, red okra simply turns green when they are cooked. We […]

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals study

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals studyPrevious observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author […]

Can a cup of tomato juice per day reduce the risk of heart disease?

Nutrition is vital for good health, and heart health is no exception. Now, one new study has asked whether regular consumption of unsalted tomato juice might be a cost-effective intervention

Can a cup of tomato juice per day reduce the risk of heart disease?Researchers have recently investigated the potential benefits of tomato juice on cardiovascular risk. Although the team reported reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the results are not entirely convincing. The study authors explain how the tomato “contains a variety of bioactive compounds, such as carotenoid, vitamin A, calcium, and gamma‐aminobutyric acid, which may play […]

Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodles

Most of the time, people would often consume instant noodles because they are on a budget or they don’t have the time to prepare for an actual meal. While instant noodles have its perks, it also can be harmful to our health. Read on to know more

Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodlesA majority of the population of the world considers instant noodles a staple food, like the well-loved rice in Asian countries. For many people out there, preparing these takes less than a minute or two, thus, making it easy for students, full-time parents and workers to make something that does not require too much effort. […]

Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%, finds study

High plant-based food consumers were also 25% less likely to die from any cause and had a 32% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular condition

Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%, finds studyNew research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. A growing body of evidence is showing that a plant-based diet could benefit cardiovascular health. One such recent study found that eating more plant-based foods slashes the risk […]

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer life

Researchers found that eating foods high in flavonoids could help extend life by reducing the risk of having a heart disease and cancer

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer lifeChanging your diet may help give you a longer life. A new study suggests that adding the foods and beverages that contain the compounds called flavonoids could reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease and cancer. Flavonoids can be found in almost all vegetables and fruits. These compounds are known for being an […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothersThe study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

Stress is much more harmful for young and middle-aged women with cardiovascular disease than for other patients, new research indicates

Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]
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