Tag: heart health

Alzheimer’s may begin with damaged blood vessels

For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what sets off the brain changes that lead to the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Air pollution damages your lungs and heart

According to two recent studies, if you spend enough time near a busy road, all that toxic pollution you’re breathing in could put both your lungs and your heart in jeopardy.

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Olive oil and dark chocolate could protect against heart disease

We already know that eating dark chocolate and pouring olive oil on your salads can both be good for your heart. But according to a new study, these foods are even better TOGETHER -- because dark [...]

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Insufficient sleep doubles chance of an early death

If you've got several risk factors for heart disease, make sure you're getting at least six or more hours of sleep each night - because according to a new study, getting any less than that [...]

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Cut your salt intake by cooking fresh food

Don’t toss that salt shaker! If your doc is on your case about your blood pressure and wants you to cut down on your salt intake, the simplest way to do that is to ditch the packaged and [...]

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Mini strokes are often ignored

15% of strokes are preceded by "mini" strokes - blockages in the brain that last a few minutes or a few hours - but a new study reveals that only 3 per cent of those who experience them call for [...]

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