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
Daily fluctuations in temperature are associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. The mortality rate due to cardiovascular conditions during the winter season has been reported to be higher than in the summer.
The winter season is just around the corner and some of us are getting ready for the cold days and nights associated with low temperatures and several inches of snow on the ground. Winter is also the time for the holidays, when loved ones …Read more
Most years, there are over 100 million doses of influenza vaccine available to protect Americans; however, on average about 30 percent of the adult population in the United States receives an annual flu shot. Now, medical researchers are giving people more reason to consider protecting themselves against influenza. They believe the flu shot can curb heart disease.
Every year; normally in the fall and winter, up to 20 per cent of people get …Read more
Heart disease has affected millions of people around the world and thus health programs have promoted various lifestyle interventions to improve cardiac care and enhance good health. Similar to most chronic diseases, heart disease can affect people of various ages and thus it may also be helpful to recognize methods in detecting heart disease at its earliest stages of development. Leading a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and nutritious food items may also help in cardiac care and promote …Read more