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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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Smoking out an ‘occupational hazard’

Feb 26, 20 Smoking out an ‘occupational hazard’

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When hardcore smokers blatantly ignore the regulations where smoking is banned at all indoor workplaces, it is the passive smokers who have to suffer in silence by ERDA KHURSYIAH BASIR/ pic by BERNAMA THE ‘No Smoking’ signs plastered on the walls of the office are conspicuous, but nothing can stop a nicotine addict from lighting up...

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What does it mean when you wake up with a racing heart?

Feb 25, 20 What does it mean when you wake up with a racing heart?

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Waking up with a racing heart can be confusing and scary, but it is rarely a cause for concern. Many factors can cause a person to wake up with a racing heart, including diet, stress, sleep deprivation, and arrhythmia. Sometimes, upon waking, it may feel as though the heart is beating very fast or pounding in the chest. A person...

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M’sians Beware: Heart Attacks In The Morning & Last Phase Of Sleep Are The Most Dangerous

Feb 25, 20 M’sians Beware: Heart Attacks In The Morning & Last Phase Of Sleep Are The Most Dangerous

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One of the most commonly overlooked causes of sudden death are by heart attacks. With the recent sombre news of Ashraf Sinclair’s passing despite his healthy and active lifestyle, many have begun to ponder what puts people at risk of being diagnosed with a heart attack. While public assumption links the worst heart attacks to the...

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Eating an Egg Not Linked to Heart Diseases

Feb 17, 20 Eating an Egg Not Linked to Heart Diseases

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Eating an egg a day is not linked to the risk of heart diseases. The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for heart health may be solved, as health researchers have found that eating an egg a day is not linked to the risk of heart diseases. The study from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, published in The...

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