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Are Easter Eggs Healthy For the Heart?
Easter eggs and other chocolate might be good for the heart as well as for people with high blood pressure, provided that only a tiny amount, preferably dark instead of milk or white chocolate, is consumed each day.

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Are Kids Exercising Enough?
Children around the world were couch potatoes with nearly one third of the children globally spending at least 3 hours a day sitting in front of televisions (TV) or computers. Couch potato refers to a person who lives a sedentary lifestyle…

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Can Aspirin Really Prevent Heart Disease?
Interestingly, many healthy middle-aged people also take aspirin regularly, and some even take it on a daily basis hoping this will help them reduce the risk of getting heart attack. So, can aspirin really help these so-called "worried well" people prevent heart disease?

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Can Smoking Ban Actually Lower Heart Disease Risk?
Besides heart disease, smoking could also cause several types of cancer, stroke and emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As such, many countries around the world have enacted smoking bans. In the United States, at least 32 states (as at September 2009) have banned smoking in the public places and workplaces.

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Can Soy Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Disease?
In October 1999, the United States Food And Drug Administration (FDA) allowed labels appearing on soy products to claim that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol, along with 25 grams of soy protein daily, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Could Sleep More Prevent Obesity?
While experts have blamed poor eating habits and lack of exercise as the culprit for the global rise of obesity, there might be other factors that could make people gain weight. According to a finding released in 2008, lack of sleep, an underestimated factor, might be responsible for weight gain.

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High Intake of Fructose Might Cause Hypertension!
Health experts have long linked fructose-rich diets to many health problems. It is believed that human liver converts a large percentage of fructose into fat, which raises the risk of metabolic syndrome. On September 23, 2009 during an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, researchers for 2 studies further provided evidences on such issues.

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How Can People Become Overweight or Obese?
Overweight and obesity can be caused by many factors but most health experts have blamed over-eating (consuming more calories than the body requires) and lack of physical activities as the main culprits. In fact, smoking, ageing, pregnancy, hormone problems and medications can contribute to obesity and overweight too. Nevertheless…

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How Would a Two-in-One Pill Help Heart Disease?
Recently, a new drug known as CoPlavix, which is a combination of 2 drugs (aspirin and clopidogrel), helps patients prevent atherothromobosis. The drugs are, indeed, not new at all but this is the first time that drug manufacturer combine them into 1 pill

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How Would Smoking and Obesity Affect Life Expectancy?
For the past 30 years or so in the United States, the reduction in smoking has shown some improvements in health but the increase in obesity has seriously deteriorated the health of Americans. In other words, the number of persons dying from smoking is decreasing but those dying because of obesity would be increasing.

 
 
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Is Additional Measure Needed To Curb Smoking?
In Australia, some 15,000 Australians die of smoking-related disease each year. Meanwhile, cigarette burning also cost Australia about 31.5 billions Australian dollars a year in healthcare and lost of productivity. So should additional step be required to curb smoking? Apparently, the Australians…

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Is Depression-Heart Disease Link Genetic?
In recent studies, scientists have found that some genes that raise the risk of heart disease also might cause people more likely to be depressed. This has posed an interesting question: Is depression-heart disease link genetic?

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Is Sleep Apnea A Deadly Disorder?
It is believed that untreated sleep apnea can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, memory problems, headaches; increase risk for or worsen heart failure... However, scientists have not been able to quantify how much more likely it makes a person to die.

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Is There A Faster Way To Diagnose Heart Disease Patient?
Thanks to the new advanced highly sensitive Troponin T tests that could detect heart-related risks several hours earlier than the previous Troponin T test. Using the new test, victims of heart attack could have their conditions accurately diagnosed…

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New Source of Cells For Treating Heart Disease!
Though numerous uses of stem cells have been developed, deriving them might not be as easy as what people think. In 2008, scientists discovered that menstrual blood from women could be used to repair damaged heart. The precursor cells they found in menstrual blood can be used to develop cardiac stem-cell therapeutic material.

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Quit Smoking To Reduce Heart Disease Risk!
Smoking not only causes cancer and chronic lung disease but also one of the top-rated risk factors for heart disease. In the United States, about 33 percent of smoking-related deaths are due to heart disease, and every year, smoking kills about 120,000 people in the United Kingdom.

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Role of Exercise In Heart Failure Patients
Common treatments for heart failure include adopting healthy lifestyle (for example, reducing salt intake) and medications. Sometimes, doctors might implant tiny medical devices like pacemakers in heart failure patients. In some serious cases, patients might even have to undergo surgery. A new research found that the exercise-based rehabilitation would improve…

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Stay Away From Gum Disease to Prevent Heart Disease!
The link between gum disease and heart disease had already been found in previous studies. Scientists suspect that the inflammation in the mouth and gum could lead to the build up of clogged arteries. In 2002, a paper published by researchers from University of Liege, Liege, Belgium in the Journal of Periodontology confirmed that people with periodontal disease are more likely to have cardiovascular disease.

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Stay Away From Haze To Prevent Heart Disease!
Haze not only could impair visibility but also might be a health threat to respiratory system as well as heart. Every year, about 2 million premature deaths worldwide were caused by air pollution, according to the figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Stress And Anxiety Can Lead To Cardiovascular Disease!
Stress and anxiety are key factors that could contribute to cardiovascular disease! People who had their stress levels reduced and kept under control would face a 60-percent lower chance of suffering heart attack or stroke than those constant worriers.

 
 
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Vitamin-D Deficiency in Youngsters Linked to Cardiovascular Disease!
While numerous studies have linked Vitamin-D deficiency to increased health risk in American adults, there were few studies looking at whether deficiency in Vitamin-D would lead to increased cardiovascular disease in children. According to 2 studies revealed in August 2009, most American youngsters were deficient in Vitamin-D and…

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What Is The Cost of Obesity in United States?
According to a study presented on July 27, 2009 at a news conference at a CDC obesity meeting, the obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated US$147 billion a year.

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When and Why Is Obesity Surgery Necessary?
Evidence found in some previous studies had shown that mortality associated with obesity would significantly be reduced with weight loss in certain populations. And the best effective way to deal with obesity is to undergo weight loss surgery, which is also known as bariatric surgery.

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Why Can Garlic Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?
Besides its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, garlic has also been known to have positive effects in lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stomach and colon cancers. Why garlic can possess such valuable health benefits?

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Why Do Heart Disease Patients Need To Be Wary of Flu
Flu viruses can frequently induce inflammation in the lungs, and they can also act on the molecular pathways that control the blood coagulation. In the meantime, flu viruses can cause swelling in the heart itself or in the coronary arteries. All these effects could…

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Why Guidelines on Sugar Intake Is Important in United States?
Though no single food or food group has been cited as the primary cause of the nation’s obesity epidemic, numerous studies have shown that higher intake of sweetened drinks is closely linked to obesity. In fact, excessive intake of sugar has not only made the Americans overweight but also…

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Why Is Central Aortic Systolic Pressure Important?
The conventional method of measuring blood pressure at the brachial artery (pressure at the arms) might accurately determine diastolic blood pressure, but it might not reflect the systolic blood pressure accurately. The reason behind this is that...

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Why Is Early Detection of Diabetes Important?
Detection of diabetes is not easy without screening because many the symptoms seem so harmless. Many diabetics are unaware that they are at high risk. Therefore, early detection of symptoms and treatment on diabetes is paramount.

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Why Patients With Implantable Medical Devices Might Be At Risk?
At least 250,000 people die of heart attack each year before they reach a hospital. As such, doctors required some heart disease patients to be implanted with medical devices that could monitor their heart conditions and be activated to perform certain tasks that could eventually save their life. With the advancement of technology, it seems that hackers simply could…

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Would Vitamin-D Deficiency Lead To Hypertension?
Younger white women with Vitamin-D deficiency are about 3 times more likely to have hypertension (high blood pressure) in middle age than those with normal Vitamin-D level. High blood pressure would raise the chances of developing stroke, heart disease, kidney failure and other cardiovascular diseases.

 

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