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Are All Cheap Foods Unhealthy?
When economy turns bad, people have to cut down their food bills. Such actions have aroused some concerns among the health experts. When people are hungry with limited spending power, they will naturally turn to the cheapest sources. Very often, people would tend to…

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Are Obesity Rate Higher Among Women?
How would men and women behave when they were faced with favorite foods? According to a report, there was different brain response between the sexes in controlling food intake. Such findings could just explain the higher obesity rate for females.

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Can Fast Weight Loss Help Prevent Heart Disease and Other Aliment?
People start losing weight for a number of reasons. Some want to achieve a well shaped body contour, others wish to cut down the risk of developing major medical disorders such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), or cancer. In order to lose weight as fast as possible, one might just get into crash diets...

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Can Monetary Rewards Help Quit Smoking?
So, what went wrong and is there an effective way to persuade smokers to quit? The finding of a recent study appears to offer an alternative way to assist smokers quit. A study that incorporated an experiment with hundreds of General Electric (GE) employees reported in 2009 that offering sufficient monetary rewards to smokers who want to quit helps more succeed.

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Can Pacemakers Help Heart Disease Patients Prevent Stroke?
In Singapore, every 1 in 4 elderly stroke patients could have been spared if they were treated with their prior heart problems using device like pacemaker. Pacemaker is a tiny electronic device used to regulate heartbeats that are too slow, too fast, or irregular. Such conditions, known as arrhythmias, are found in many people, and unfortunately it could lead to stroke, or sudden death for some patients.

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Can Statin Really Prevent Heart Disease?
Statin is a class of drugs that can reduce bad cholesterol levels. In general, full effect can be seen in some patients who take statins for a period between 4 and 6 weeks. Besides reducing cholesterol, statin is also widely prescribed by cardiologists to prevent heart disease.

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Can Wine Help Men Have Longer Lifespan?
Men who drink wine can have longer lifespan. This is definitely good news for those who like to drink. However, this does not mean that one can simply drink as much alcohol as they want. According to researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, drinking...

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Could Tax on Soft Drinks Curb Obesity?
In a recent paper published on September 16, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine, health experts in the United States warned that people are drinking more sweet drinks and the obesity rate is surging. They suggested imposing tax on soft drinks, as they believed…

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Don't Ignore Signs of Heart Attack!
People who experience excessive daytime sleepiness, having morning headaches and cannot concentrate are nothing special as these signs are fairly common nowadays. Study has found that male patients, who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and meanwhile have these symptoms, are more likely to develop heart attack.

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Exercise Can Benefit More Than Angioplasty for some Heart Disease Patients!
Patients with heart disease could benefit from exercise, which works even better than surgical procedures for some patients. Doctors should focus more on persuading their patients to exercise rather than simply doing angioplasties.

 
 
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How Lowering Blood Sugar Can Increase Risk of Death from Heart Disease?
Lowering blood sugar level might actually increase a diabetics’ risk of death from heart disease, according to the finding of a study reported by the American Diabetes Association in February 2008 on more than 10,000 middle-aged and older people with Type-2 diabetes.

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How to Control Diabetes and Hence Prevent Heart Disease?
If diabetes is not appropriately managed, one might even end up with heart disease as diabetes has long been identified as one of the risk factors for heart disease. No doubt medication could help control the blood sugar levels for diabetics, lifestyle changes are equally important.

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Identification of Heart Master Cells Raises Hope Of Fixing Damaged Heart!
Being the master cells of human bodies, stem cells are the source of all cells and tissue in the human body. For years, scientists have been striving to find ways to fix damaged heart using stem cells. So far, it seems that none has yet to find a feasible solution.

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Is Chocolate Good For The Heart?
Findings of the earlier research suggested dark chocolate was naturally rich in flavanols and could therefore benefit heart disease prevention and lower blood pressure. However, later study reported otherwise…

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Is Hopelessness Really Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke?
A recent study, conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School in United States, showed that healthy women who have high feeling of hopelessness are more likely to have blood clot in their neck arteries that can trigger a stroke. In the past, there had been studies being published that linked hopelessness with heart disease.

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Is It Safe to Undergo Cardiac CT Scans?
A typical cardiac CT scan would cost about $800 in the United States and it gives doctors clear 3D images of the coronary arteries. Yet, there are still many concerns about the amount of radiation dose associated with the CT scans. So, is it safe to undergo a cardiac CT scan?

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Is Medication As Good As Bypass Surgery or Angioplasty?
When one’s heart artery is blocked, the doctor will normally recommend him or her to undergo angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery, depending on how severe the blockage is. But…

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Is There A Better Way to Treat Atrial Fibrillation?
While doctors and patients are hoping for a better choice, an experimental device that is considered as a safe and effective alternative to warfarin emerges. The new device is called ‘Watchman’, and it aims to permanently fix AF.

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Is There A Way To Help Keep Off Lost Weight?
Though many people can lose weight, they often do not have the stamina to keep the weight off. Instead, they regain all the weight and frequently more. Health experts do have good information on how to help people lose weight in a healthy way but…

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Is There Any Side Effect for Obesity Surgery?
Researchers from Mayo Clinic revealed at the endocrinology meeting in June 2009 that chances patients’ bones to thin enough to break in the years after surgery might be double the average person’s risk, and these patients are more likely to break a hand or foot.

 
 
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Should Low-Carbohydrate Diet Be Avoided?
Taking low-carb diet is just one of the many types of diet some health experts would recommend to people who wish to stay slim. While dieters on low-carb diet might achieve the goal of maintaining their body shapes, they might suffer from...

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The Importance of Treating Diabetes Early!
Early aggressive measures to control blood sugar worked better than conventional way of reducing blindness, kidney failure, and heart disease in people who had lived with Type-1 diabetes for at least 3 decades.

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What Are The New Tests for Heart Attack?
Troponin test can be used to test several different heart disorders for heart disease patients, including myocardial infarction. The older tests will take hours before telltale levels of the cardiac troponin appear in the blood, and this would surely delay diagnosis and treatment. Faster test, if one can be devised, can save…

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What Sort of Exercise Is Adequate to Prevent Heart Disease?
Regular physical activity including exercise plays an important role in preventing heart disease as well as keeping fit. By performing such tasks as walking to station in the morning, marching up the escalators, and taking the dog out at night, can a person claim that his or her day's exercise has been taken care of?

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Which Type Of Oatmeal Can Better Prevent Heart Disease?
There is a claim that 3g of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, could reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, among the 3 types of oatmeal, which is a better choice?

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Why Is A Good Night Sleep Important and How To Get It?
Not having enough sleep, you would likely to have poor concentration and unsatisfied overall well-being. In the meantime, you would probably put on weight. On the other hand, some people who cannot have enough sleep can suffer from sleep disorder. Their problem can go beyond weight gain.

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Why Is Management of Diabetes Important?
Management of diabetes is crucial as diabetics are at a higher risk of getting kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower-limb amputations and even ending with deaths. It is almost certain that doctors will…

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Why Were Fizzy Drinks Banned for Students in South Korea?
Seoul was the first city to follow a 2006 NYC’s recommendation to ban carbonated drinks for school children. Fizzy drinks were banned at elementary, middle and high schools as well as libraries and museums in Seoul.

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Will Depression Lead to Heart Disease?
The chemical and hormonal changes in the body caused by extreme mental stress would negatively affect the body. Past studies had found evidence that depression might make people more vulnerable to heart trouble.

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Will Heart Medications Pose Any Risk to Patients?
Patients with heart disease are usually prescribed by their doctors with 2 or 3 different medications for prevention of blood clots that are life-threatening. Such combinations of medications could in fact pose some risk to the patients.

 

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