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    1. Jacob

      A Brisk Walk as Good as Running for the Heart

      According to a new study,Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can, according to surprising findings reported in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Large Study Researchers analyzed 33,060 runners in the National Runners’ Health...
    2. Mike

      Processed Meat Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease and Early Death. Ouch!

      A huge study of half a million men and women finds an association between processed meat and heart disease and cancer. This EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involved ten countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people. In general a diet high...
    3. Mike

      Smoking Bans Work

      Public policy geared to prevention does lead to better health outcomes. What was once controversial legislation to limit smoking in public places was good health law according to a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The legislation is associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from...
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      Women More at Risk of Death From Myocardial Infarction Than Men

      A primary issue is gender gap treatement delays. According to new research, women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. Women had longer treatment delays, less aggressive treatment, more complications and longer hospital stays. The...
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      Zinc Deficiency Linked to Aging, Immune System Declines

      A new study has shown, for the first time, a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency develop with age, and lead to immune system decline and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes. The research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon...
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      Early Menopause, Heart attack, and Stroke

      Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study is...
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      Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Heart Disease Risk

      Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked with poor bone health. However, the results from several population studies indicate that a low level of this important vitamin may also be linked to a higher risk of ischemic heart disease, a designation that covers heart attack, coronary arteriosclerosis and angina. Other...
    8. Jacob

      Secondhand Smoke Still Kills 42,000 a Year; Including 900 Infants

      New Research from the University of San Francisco on the huge cost of second hand smoke finds a huge cost from secondhand smoke. The annual deaths from secondhand smoke represent nearly 600,000 years of potential life lost — an average of 14.2 years per person — and $6.6 billion in...
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      Obesity Drug Contrave Rejected By FDA for Heart Risks

      Drugs are not substitute for naturally managing one’s health. However, with the wide spread obesity epidemic and its enormous cost to in dollars and lives, drugs may be a needed part of the solution for decades as people better understand the need for a natural remedy of better diets and...
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      Super Bowl Can be a Heart Stopper

      A new study in the journal Clinical Cardiology finds that a Super Bowl loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates from heart issues in both men and women and in older individuals. Sports fans may be emotionally involved in watching their favorite teams. When the team...
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      Docs Ignore Guidelines for Use of High Tech Devises

      In so many ways, medicine has become driven by sales rather than what is best for patients. A study from Duke University finds more evidence that doctors and hospitals my not be making the best decisions for patients. The study found that many heart patients who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator...
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      Too Much TV Time May Hurt Your Heart

      Spending your time gazing at a TV or computer screen can hurt your heart and shorten your life — even if you exercise at other times.  A study found that people who spent at least four hours each day watching TV, playing video games, or using a computer for fun...
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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      Stress of Noisy Workplace Means Huge Increase in Heart Disease Risk

      A persistently noisy workplace more than doubles an employee’s risk of serious heart disease, suggests research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young men who smoker have the highest risk, the study show. For the study, researchers use3d a nationally representative sample of more than 6,000 employees, ages 20 yeas...
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      More Insanity: Flu Shot “May Prevent Heart Attack”

      A British study widely publicized in various online and print media outlets claims that flu vaccines can reduce the risk of heart attacks by as much as 19 percent. Critics, however, say the study is flawed, and that the “data” in it do not mean what the researchers are telling...
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