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Take it slow and steady, say experts

Jul 06, 20 Take it slow and steady, say experts

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Haste makes waste: Doctors have also warned against attacking a steep hill on foot or by bicycle after a sedentary period. GEORGE TOWN: The sudden death of four people within three weeks has led health experts to issue Malaysians with a warning against pushing their body too far and too soon after a break. As more people head for...

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MCO diets drive up Malaysia’s obesity rates

Jun 23, 20 MCO diets drive up Malaysia’s obesity rates

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Many Malaysians have been complaining about their weight gain during the movement control order (MCO) period, which was not really a surprise considering that they were homebound and less active physically. Some even chose not to share their most recent photographs on their social media accounts to avoid...

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Women likely have a lower risk of heart disease than men

Jun 08, 20 Women likely have a lower risk of heart disease than men

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A new large-scale study has found that men all around the world may have a higher risk of heart disease than women. GOTHENBURG: New research has found that women appear to have a lower risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than men. Carried out by scientists at the University of Gothenburg, the new study...

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Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Jun 03, 20 Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

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Staying healthy amid the many different nuances the pandemic has brought to fruition can be especially tricky for those who live with heart conditions. Fortunately, heart health can be managed successfully at home. Active monitoring and management of your conditionStress managementFrequent contact with your physicianThe right...

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Daily sugary drinks can raise a woman’s risk of heart disease

May 16, 20 Daily sugary drinks can raise a woman’s risk of heart disease

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New research has found that drinking sugary beverages every day could increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease. (Rawpixel pic) SAN DIEGO: New US research has found that consuming one or more sugary drinks per day could increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease. Carried out by researchers at the University of...

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How extreme job stress is ruining your heart health

May 09, 20 How extreme job stress is ruining your heart health

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Work-related stress is common and can increase your risk of developing heart diseases. (Rawpixel pic) Everyone reacts differently to stress. Some feel trapped like they were in a cage, while others find it relatively easy to relieve stress. Either way, stress not only has a negative effect on one’s mental health, but on one’s...

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Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

May 06, 20 Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

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New research has found that a high intake of alcohol is linked to an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. STOCKHOLM: New European research has found that a higher alcohol is linked to an increased risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is when the arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to certain...

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Dr Devi Shetty bats for lifting lockdown, says strategy should now shift towards districts

Apr 29, 20 Dr Devi Shetty bats for lifting lockdown, says strategy should now shift towards districts

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Watch Dr Devi Shetty full interview here. In an exclusive interview with India Today, Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, said that lockdown should be lifted and added that now govt’s entire strategy should shift towards districts.When asked why he advocates for lifting lockdown, Dr Shetty said,...

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Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

Apr 27, 20 Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

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By Dr. Amanda Green, Chief Medical Officer for Paris Regional Medical Center  When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcomes for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

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9 ways that stress messes with your body — and what you can do about it

Apr 10, 20 9 ways that stress messes with your body — and what you can do about it

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Small doses of stress are fine. Chronic stress is a different animal. Shutterstock Stress isn’t just something that happens in your head – the effects reach almost every part of your body. In simple terms, stress is the way your body responds to potential dangers. When your brain notices a threat, it directs certain glands to...

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Time to recalibrate our lifestyles

Apr 06, 20 Time to recalibrate our lifestyles

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THE Covid-19 outbreak gives Malaysians one final chance to recalibrate their lifestyle choices. It has clearly demonstrated the vitality of the human immune system. You need no rocket science to know and appreciate the importance of food choices, hygiene and exercise that in its combination can give us a better immune system....

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4 Proven Techniques to Decrease Stress, according to the American Institute of Stress.

Apr 02, 20 4 Proven Techniques to Decrease Stress, according to the American Institute of Stress.

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There is ‘good’ stress, called eustress, and ‘bad’ stress, called distress. Here we enlist four proven techniques to manage stress levels, retrieved and adapted from the American Institute of Stress. Take control of your own stress and not vice-versa. Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash. When you think...

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A little music daily shown to lessen post-heart attack pain

Mar 20, 20 A little music daily shown to lessen post-heart attack pain

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Listening to music each day could reduce the pain experienced after a heart attack, according to new research. (Rawpixel pic) BELGRADE: New European research has found that individuals who listen to just 30 minutes of music a day after having a heart attack may experience less pain and anxiety. Led by researchers at the University...

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Why travel is good for your health

Mar 16, 20 Why travel is good for your health

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The feel-good factor of travel is hard to ignore. (Rawpixel pic) Anyone who has travelled will be fully aware of the pleasure and enrichment it brings. But what about the health aspects? According to a study by the Global Commission on Ageing and Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies, research resoundingly highlights the...

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Taking fish oil supplements could lower risk of death

Mar 09, 20 Taking fish oil supplements could lower risk of death

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New research has found that taking supplements of fish oil could lower an individual’s risk of heart disease. New research has found that regularly taking fish oil supplements could lower a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart attack and stroke, and their risk of death. Carried out by researchers in...

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Eating an egg a day not linked to heart trouble, study says

Mar 09, 20 Eating an egg a day not linked to heart trouble, study says

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Eating eggs does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. MASSACHUSETTS: New US research has found that despite previous concerns, eating an egg a day is not linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Carried out by researchers at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health and...

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