How to live longer – the 50p fruit you should eat every day to avoid heart attacks

Eating a healthy, balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – could lower your risk of an early death, according to the NHS. You could also boost your lifespan by doing regular exercise. It’s the “miracle cure” we’ve all been waiting for, it said. Making some small diet or lifestyle changes could help to increase your life […]

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Following DASH diet can reduce heart failure risk in people under 75

A diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. The observational study of more than 4,500 people showed that those individuals under 75 who most closely […]

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New anti-inflammatory treatment for hardening of the arteries

Anti-inflammatory treatment for hardening of the arteries Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) is a extremely widespread complaint image that is associated with numerous secondary diseases of the circulatory system to the heart attack. Effective treatment methods are needed, therefore, and this could be according to estimates of experts, the so-called anti-inflammatory therapies. At this year’s 85. Annual meeting of the […]

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The toilet seat that could save lives by detecting heart failure

The toilet seat that could save millions of lives: New gadget can detect early signs of heart failure by picking up blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate The gadget fits over the top of a normal toilet seat and measures heartbeat It can also sense blood pressure and levels of oxygen in the blood Developers said it could save […]

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A new model for heart valve disease drug discovery

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine describes a new model for heart valve physiology. The study, led by Dr. Carla Lacerda, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University reports that 10% cyclic radial strain on isolated mitral valve anterior leaflets provides a true physiological environment that can be used for mechanistic studies and drug discovery. […]

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A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon. These results are published in a new University of Central Florida study appearing in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “I think […]

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Woman is in a wheelchair ‘after choking on a tube during surgery’

Woman who was left wheelchair bound for life ‘after she choked on her breathing tube during heart surgery’ claims strangers tell her she is TOO PRETTY to be disabled Gem Hubbard went under the knife to repair an aortic arch obstruction  Choking caused her to suffer internal bleeding and left her without oxygen After pulling through, she was left with a T10 […]

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Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart

Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding cigarette smoke, that may harm the heart and blood vessels, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Waterpipes go by many names—hookah, narghile, argileh, shisha and goza—and usually consist of a head or bowl that […]

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