Tag: cardiovascular disease

Saunas as good as exercise for heart health

Recent research out of Finland — where saunas were invented — has shown that regularly “bathing” in saunas can slash your risk of everything from coronary diseases to cardiac death to Alzheimer’s [...]

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Hidden heart problems can hit you below the belt

According to a new meta-analysis, inability to perform “in the moment” could be a sign of significant heart health problems.

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Nuts can help lower your risk of heart disease

According to a new study, eating a variety of nuts, which are rich in fibre and magnesium, could lower your risk of heart disease.

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How surgery can damage your heart

According to a new study, any surgery you have can damage your heart — even when it’s not your ticker that’s getting tinkered with.

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Chemotherapy can help breast cancer cells spread

Chemotherapy is the mainstream's go-to cancer treatment, but according to a new study, it could make you worse instead of better. It turns out that if you have breast cancer, chemo can triple [...]

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Shingles may boost risk of cardiovascular event

According to a new study, coming down with shingles could make it more likely you'll suffer a heart attack or stroke. But don't sign up for the shingles vaccine just yet! Here's why.

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Strawberries may help keep ageing at bay

There’s a way to slow down the natural process of ageing that happens to all of us – and the key is a compound found in strawberries! A recent study shows that powerful antioxidants found in [...]

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Vegetable oil isn’t better than butter for cardiovascular risk

Nutritionists have been telling us all long to replace sources of saturated fats like butter with vegetable oils to reduce our cholesterol – and, therefore, reduce our risk of cardiovascular [...]

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Black-eyed peas combat metabolic syndrome

Study finds polyphenols found the traditional New Year’s dish of black-eyed peas combat several features of metabolic syndrome. It’s not too late to get started eating them now!

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Gout increases chance of hip fracture in older women

Women with gout are 40 per cent more likely to suffer a hip fracture than those without it. Here’s how to keep those flare-ups from happening… and keep your hip from breaking!

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