While nobody likes the stench of foul-smelling air or the uncomfortable side effects that may accompany it, the World Health Organization considers even the most undetectable forms of air pollution to be a major risk to health. Pollution has long been linked to respiratory problems, heart disease, and cancer. Recently, evidence suggests there is even a strong association between poor air quality and heart attacks and stroke.
A study led by …Read more
You might let Daylight Savings Time come and go and think the only thing that this time change really effects is your sleep schedule and routine, and it might be the case for many people, but there is a whole other worry that you might not expect. As it turns out the effect of the time change, namely the one that occurs in March, could have a serious impact on your heart, and heart attack risk as a whole.
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The Mediterranean diet pertains to food preparations that are enriched with olive oil, nuts, and grains, fruits and vegetables. In addition, this type of diet consists more of fish and dairy products and less of meat. This specific diet originates from the countries Greece and Italy and has been recognized around the world for its beneficial effects on health.
According to a recent medical report published in The New England Journal of …Read more
Research reports have shown that exposure to secondhand smoke causes heart attack and stroke, as well as cancer of the lungs. Secondhand smoke often affects people surrounding a smoker, including family members and friends.
In order to prevent the exposure of nonsmoking individuals to secondhand smoke and decrease the incidence of heart attack and stroke, state and local government agencies have put in place laws that restrict indoor smoking in public places. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …Read more