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2 Different Findings on Type-2 Diabetics!
During February 2008, 2 separate studies, dubbed Accord and Advance respectively, had released 2 different findings on Type-2 diabetics. Accord, being a large United States sponsored study, showed a slight increase of death in diabetics whose blood sugar had been reduced to near-normal levels, whereas Advance, an international study, had found no sign that intensive treatment would increase the risk of death.

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Are You Having Enough Sleep?
If you did not have enough sleep for the night, you will probably find yourself unable to cope with all of your next day’s activities. Because of Internet surfing, late-night Television watching and other distractions, more Americans are getting lesser sleeps.

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Are You Safe When Your Heart Stopping Beating in Hospital?
If you think rescue will arrive in time when your heart stop beating in hospital in United States, then you probably have to pray hard for such miracle to happen. Hospital has all the necessary equipments and why a victim cannot be saved in time?

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Breastfeed May Prevent Your Children Become Overweight!
Among the 739 youngsters aged between 10 and 19; those who had been breastfed for more than 4 months had a lower average body mass index (BMI) and lower chances of being overweight, regardless of race or parents’ education levels.

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Can Coffee Help You Stay Away From Heart Disease?
Long-term coffee drinking does not appear to increase the risk of a person's early death and it may cut a person's chances of dying from heart disease.

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Can Exercise Help Diabetics Control Their Condition?
Diabetes is linked to obesity and if not managed appropriately may cause blindness and kidney failure. Meanwhile, diabetes mellitus is also known to be a risk factor for heart disease. Nevertheless, such condition could be kept under control with exercise, as shown by 2 studies.

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Can Heart Disease Patients Do Away Heart Transplant and Bypass Operation?
Many of the heart disease patients have to undergo surgeries like cardiac bypass operation. Unfortunately, bypass operations are frequently not permanent cures for these patients and some of them will ultimately require a heart transplant that carries a much higher risk.

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Can Nutrition Guidelines Help Children Switch To Healthy Diet?
Eating right from young age is very important in fighting off chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers as it is believed that these diseases are strongly connected to diet and lifestyle. What goes into children’s mouth will ultimately build up their profiles of risk factors that could lead to abovementioned diseases in adulthood.

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Can Regular Home Monitoring Help People with Hypertension?
Most people with hypertension usually have their blood pressure checked a few times a year by their doctors and this is merely not enough. Doctors need closer check to fine tune medications so as to control the high blood pressure. Statistics show that only one-third of people with hypertension have their blood pressure under control.

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Device That Could Help Fat Kids Eat Less Lose Weight!
The parents do recognize this problem but getting their kids away from the screens is not an easy task, which could hardly be accomplished without creating a lot of conflict between them and their kids. Fortunately, a monitoring device, which cut TV and computer time in half, could help young overweight kids eat less and lose weight.

 
 
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Fast Food Boosts Good Cholesterol Level!
Diet of fast food with no exercise would cause the body to produce high levels of enzymes (alanine aminotransferase) linked to liver damage. Meanwhile, the increase in saturated fat correlated with the increase in healthy cholesterol (HDL).

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Fitness is still the Key to Live Longer!
People who are obese or overweight are likely prone to health issues like heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, stroke and so on. However, a study showed that men and women who were fit but were overweight or obese had a lower death risk than those of normal weight but with low fitness levels.

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Has Obesity Become a Global Problem?
United States has been considered as the country with the worst weight problem. Statistics shows that an estimated two-thirds of Americans are overweight and a third of these are obese. How about other parts of the world? Has obesity already become a global problem?

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How Could One Risk of Diabetes By Just 3 Nights of Bad Sleep?
A study, conducted by researchers at University of Chicago's medical school, found that suppressing deep sleep for 3 consecutive nights would decrease the glucose tolerance of young, healthy adults as much as if they had gained 8 to 13 kilos of weight.

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How Did Sudden Death Occur Among Runners?
The size of the heart is not the only concern, we also need to look at whether the walls of the heart were thicker than normal, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. When this happens, a potentially dangerous condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is responsible for a quarter of sudden deaths in American athletes.

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How Fast Can One Get Angioplasty Done in Singapore?
As we know, whether a person who suffers stroke and heart attack will survive depends greatly on how fast he or she can get the appropriate medical treatment. Angioplasty is a procedure by which doctors thread a flexible tube through the arteries to the blocked area, and inflate a balloon on the tube to clear the blockage.

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If You Do Not Want To Have Heart Disease, Do not Stress Yourself!
Psychological stress, whether it is depression or anxiety, has been associated with the progression of atherosclerosis, development of atherothrombosis, and increased risk of arrhythmias. Cardiovascular mortality is affected by the anticipation or experience of psychological factors and symbolic occasions.

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Is Caffeine Really Bad For Type-2 Diabetes?
Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina found that cutting down on caffeine could actually help people with the most common form of diabetes (Type-2 diabetes) to have better control on their blood sugar levels. Their findings were published on January 28, 2008 in the journal Diabetes Care.

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Is Organic Food A Healthier Or Just A Lifestyle Choice?
People who like organic food believe organic fruit and vegetables are healthier since they are grown without the use of conventional pesticides and artificial fertilizers. On the other hand, people opposing to such move feel that getting organic food is just a lifestyle choice because there is no clear evidence to support it is more nutritious than other food.

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Just Walk To Stay Away From Metabolic Syndrome!
Even if a person does not make any dietary changes, a brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week is enough to trim the waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

 
 
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Lose Weight By Diet Or Exercise Could Make Your Heart Young!
Excess weight, especially obesity, has been shown to affect the heart's elasticity. Besides being a risk factor for heart disease, overweight can also lead to diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and even cancer. In order to cut down the excess kilos in one’s body, one can eat less, exercise more, take slimming pills, or even go for operation.

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Should Overweight Kids Be Given Cholesterol Drugs?
Doctors usually recommend the use of statins to lower LDL levels for their adult patients. Surprisingly, the new guidelines, issued by American Academy of Pediatrics on July 7, 2008, recommend for the first time that some children as young as 8 should be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to prevent future heart problems.

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Stay Away From Noisy Environment to Avoid High Blood Pressure!
People with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, have an increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and dementia. New study shown that noise at night from airport and road traffic could actually increase blood pressure during sleep.

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To Beat Fat, Learn How to Cook First!
The obesity levels in United Kingdom have grown by 400 percent in 25 years, with three-quarters of adults are now classified as overweight or obese. People who are obese are at a much higher risk of developing numerous medical disorders like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.

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What Smoking Can Offer You?
It is known that smoking is a risk factor of heart disease. But, do you really know what smoking can offer you? Perhaps the facts stated hereafter will give you some clues...

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What You Eat May Affect Your Level of Blood Pressure!
High blood pressure affected about 1 billion people globally. It is known to be a risk factor for stroke, heart disease, and kidney failure. Researchers discovered compounds in the urine that lead to surprising differences affecting blood pressure level, based not on genes but on what they eat and their gut bacteria.

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Which Weight-Loss Approach Is Superior?
When it comes to the topic of losing weight and cholesterol improvement, people will most probably hover around the 3 common techniques, low-fat, Atkins-like low-carbohydrate (low-carb), and Mediterranean diet. But, which one is superior?

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Why All People Are Firing Trans Fats Now?
In 1950s and 1960s, trans fat was hailed as a healthy replacement for saturated fat in butter and animal fat. It was also used because of its ability to extend shelf life for products. 30 years later, why it is now crowned as a bad stuff that could shorten life for those who eat it?

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Why Is It Difficult to Keep Weight Off?
People who have gone through weight loss programs always have difficulties in keep the weight off. The researchers have always curious about this phenomenon. A recent study had helped scientists discover the secret behind this.

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Would a Home Defibrillator Increase Survival Rate?
In public places, if a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest does not receive immediate treatment with an automated external defibrillator (AED) or a bystander who knows cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may die within minutes. Statistics showed that AEDs have helped many people survive sudden cardiac arrest.

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