Articles relating to 'heart disease'
Chewing gum protects your heart?

heart, heart diseaseIt’s time we all enjoyed a stick of gum to calm down and protect our hearts!

That goes for both men and women, whose behaviors (and underlying hormones) can affect their health in different ways.

A recent study caught my attention because it looked at stress and how the sexes differ in how they handle stress – and … Read More

You are definitely at risk of heart disease if…

shutterstock_58495486Diabetes and heart disease are two issues you may not have considered go hand in hand. They do.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes deaths are set to rise by more than 50 percent in the next decade alone. Gaining awareness about this disease and your risk factors has a special importance with such staggering numbers, … Read More

A cup of this every day keeps the cardiologist away

DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, PREVENTIONDo you ever want to pour yourself another tall glass of milk? Indulge in an extra-cheese pizza slice, or a double-scoop ice cream cone?

If you’re anything like me, it can be tough to turn down offers of these delicious dairy products. But that’s OK because milk isn’t just for your bones. The consumption of dairy may help … Read More

Heart patients to live longer thanks to new gene therapy

HEART DISEASE, LIVE LONGERImagine that one day we might be able to save people’s hearts by replacing their pacemakers with an injection of genes. Well, such “grow-your-own” pacemakers are now one step closer to reality.

Research and development is well underway. By injecting a single gene into ailing pigs suffering from a condition that slows heart rates, scientists have successfully converted … Read More

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a new study is now suggesting that poverty may have something to do with certain types of cancer, too…. Read More

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take a moment to think it through.

New information has surfaced explaining how phosphate-rich foods, like the ones mentioned … Read More

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