Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds study

Money may not buy happiness, but a bigger paycheck is good for your heart. And new research suggests the reverse is also true: When income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure goes up

Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds studyFor the study, researchers tracked income and heart health among nearly 9,000 adults in four areas in the United States. Their income was checked twice: from 1987 to 1989, and again between 1993 and 1995. Heart health was monitored through 2016. Over that time, one in 10 saw their household income plummet by more than […]

Do salt packets need a tobacco-style health warning?

Doctors and health experts said urgent action was needed to cut salt consumption. Warning labels could read salt ‘increases the risk of stroke, heart disease’ and more. The WHO aims to cut sodium intake by 30% by 2025. But is it really necessary to have such warnings on salt packets, My Medical Mantra spoke with a few health experts to know whether such a move. And also what impacts this could have on health

Do salt packets need a tobacco-style health warning?To reduce dietary salt intake, a position statement published earlier this week in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension suggests that salt sold in supermarkets for consumption and salt dispensers in restaurants should carry a front-of-pack, tobacco-style health warning. This position statement requests that governments require health warnings on packages of sodium chloride (salt) sold for […]

Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke – a deadly combo for health

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open-access journal of the American Heart Association

Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke – a deadly combo for healthResearchers analysed data of more than 1,600 adults (20 to 74 years old, more than half women) from the Penn State Adult Cohort who were categorized into two groups as having stage 2 high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes and having heart disease or stroke. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be […]

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, stroke

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps

#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, strokeThe impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies on the topic have failed to consider napping frequency, or focused purely on cardiovascular disease deaths, or compared regular nappers with those not opting for a mini siesta, say the researchers. In a bid to try and address these […]

Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension, reveals study

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension, reveals studyHigh blood pressure affects 30-45% of adults and is the leading global cause of premature death, 2 while periodontitis affects more than 50% of the world’s population. Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said, “We observed a linear association—the more severe periodontitis is, the higher the probability of hypertension. The findings […]

Vegetable oils can be ruining your health, here’s why you should avoid them

Vegetable oils are widely used by consumers across the world but the products have been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer

Vegetable oils can be ruining your health, here’s why you should avoid themWhen people hear about vegetable oil, many would immediately think about its plant-based health benefits. It has been one of the widely used cooking oils around the world. Vegetable oil comes from different plants, including canola, coconut, corn, olive, palm, safflower, soybean and sunflower. Consumers opt for this product because of widespread availability and lower […]

Learn about the importance of potassium for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Potassium is necessary for the normal functioning of all cells. It regulates the heartbeat, ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves, and is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates

Learn about the importance of potassium for maintaining a healthy lifestyleThousands of years ago, when humans roamed the earth gathering and hunting, potassium was abundant in the diet, while sodium was scarce. The so-called Paleolithic diet delivered about 16 times more potassium than sodium. Today, most Americans get barely half of the recommended amount of potassium in their diets. The average American diet contains about […]

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says study

About one in 10 people have eczema, a chronic inflammatory condition that leaves skin dry and itchy. People with more severe forms may experience a scaly rash or skin that cracks and oozes

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says studyThese people may also be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a study published inThe BMJ. For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 385,000 adults with eczema, which was classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Each was matched with up to five people of similar age and sex who […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday, September 03

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]
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