More proof high-fiber diets help prevent cancers, heart disease

(HealthDay)—A large, new analysis helps confirm that eating lots of grains, vegetables and fruit lowers your risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease. When compared with those who consume very little fiber, people at the high end of the fiber-eating spectrum saw their risk for dying from heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and/or colon cancer plummet by […]

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Does exercise help or hurt your heart?

In our image-conscious, social media-saturated society, it is easy to forget there are benefits to exercise beyond just looking good. Like the way exercise can affect your heart health. “One in two men and one in three women [in Australia] will die from cardiovascular disease,” says Adelaide cardiologist Professor Stephen Worthley. Can too much exercise put strain on the heart?Credit:Stocksy […]

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Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be a safe and effective way of protecting people against influenza, or the flu. The vaccine, usually given in the form of an injection, contains small amounts of deactivated flu viruses. These viruses are not harmful in this state but do trigger the human body to produce antibodies to […]

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How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health?

As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to a nut-filled, burger-free, fish-heavy Mediterranean-style diet will only last a matter of days before we return to the realms of cheesecake and cheese boards. Though eating right over the long-term reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems, we know much less […]

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World first sees 66-year-old blocked heart cleared with a live wire

World surgical first sees 66-year-old blocked heart valve cleared with a live wire up his leg Michael Hammond, 66, of Hove, got chest flutters on holiday five years ago  Doctors discovered leaking mitral valve and said he needed open heart surgery  But he had a much more simple procedure and was out of hospital in three days Leaky heart valves can […]

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Exercise rejuvenates the heart in order to decades

Regular exercise rejuvenates the cardiovascular A recent study by sports scientists at Ball State University in Indiana results: Regular exercise over many years, rejuvenates the cardiovascular system in old age, and builds the muscles. Why does Sport the heart healthy? When we exert ourselves physically, the heart beats more often and pump more blood in the body. The muscle of […]

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Sleep 6-8 hours a night is preferable for the heart

Scientists have found out, what sleep is most advantageous to the heart. They found that people who sleep 6-8 hours a day, less than other exposed to the cardiovascular diseases. A group of scientists which included experts from the Beijing hospital Fuwai and the canadian McMaster University, studied the relationship between sleep duration and indicators of cardiac health. According to […]

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