One in three adults have this, but because it has no signs or symptoms, many more of us may have it and not even know it. It can strike anyone at any time – even children. It is considered to be the most serious health problem in North America, and costs the U.S. about $93.5 billion dollars in health care services every year. It’s a common cause of debilitating conditions like kidney disease, blindness, mobility impairments and osteoporosis, and it …Read more
If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, a new study suggests it is best to focus on having a positive attitude if you want to live a longer, healthier life. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that patients with heart disease who have a positive attitude are more likely to exercise and, as a result, to live longer.Read more
Checking your pulse can be easily done, using the index and middle fingers to press on the radial pulse (on the wrist) or the carotid pulse (on the neck). However, it could be that your fingers themselves hold the key to determining not just your heart rate, but also your heart health.
Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in the world …Read more
Hair loss, particularly male pattern baldness, can drastically lower a man’s self-confidence and even affect his social life. New research published in BMJ Open shows that certain patterns of male hair loss carry other more serious risks as well. According to the recent study, if a man has hair loss at the top (crown) of his head, he may be at a significantly increased risk of heart disease.
Two databases – Medline and the …Read more