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Exercise more, live longer

Feb 16, 19 Exercise more, live longer

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Exercise could help you live longer according to new research. (AFP Relax pic) CLEVELAND: New US research has found that your physiological age, which is how well you respond to exercise, may be a better predictor of life expectancy than your chronological, actual age. Carried out by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, the new...

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A child’s heart health begins with their parents

Feb 03, 19 A child’s heart health begins with their parents

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Children who are active have a much smaller chance of having cardiac problems as those that eat a high fat diet and are not active. (Photo: Getty Images) Did you know cardiovascular disease is theNo. 1 killer in the United States, with more than 600,000 men and women dying from the disease each year. According to the...

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Cardiovascular diseases have almost doubled in 13 years: Deputy Health Minister

Jan 26, 19 Cardiovascular diseases have almost doubled in 13 years: Deputy Health Minister

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“There is a worrying increase of almost double, with 54 per cent of death due to heart diseases, with a total of 13,503 deaths in 2017 compared to only 8776 deaths in 2007,” said Dr Lee (Right) in his speech during the launch of Tung Shin Cardiac Care Services at Tung Shin Hospital here. Pic by STR/OWEE AH CHUN. By Beatrice...

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Heart disease still Malaysia’s biggest killer, says deputy health minister

Jan 26, 19 Heart disease still Malaysia’s biggest killer, says deputy health minister

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Dr Lee said the increase in mortality rate due to heart disease was also worrying as it had seen an increase of 54 per cent over 10 years. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death among Malaysians for 13 years from 2005 to 2017, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said. However, he...

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Bleeding risks may offset aspirin’s benefit v heart disease

Jan 26, 19 Bleeding risks may offset aspirin’s benefit v heart disease

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Aspirin is a blood thinner and can help prevent clots that may lead to heart attack or stroke. Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed. But a review of scientific data on the topic Tuesday showed that any benefits are slight, and are...

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Karnataka’s 1st ‘Heart and Lungs’ Transplant Patient makes Rapid Strides in Recovery

Jan 26, 19 Karnataka’s 1st ‘Heart and Lungs’ Transplant Patient makes Rapid Strides in Recovery

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(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (NewsVoir) 68 year old retired Central Govt. employee from Bangalore who recently underwent ‘heart and lungs’ transplant at Narayana Health City earlier this...

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Congestive Heart Failure – Stages and Treatment

Jan 26, 19 Congestive Heart Failure – Stages and Treatment

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Heart failure is a rapidly increasing problem all over the world. Congestive heart failure occurs as a failure of pumping blood by the heart muscles. Narrowed arteries in the heart are the main cause that gradually leads to heart problems. This is mainly caused because of the unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet routine. The human...

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Following guidelines for heart health can also reduce diabetes risk

Jan 19, 19 Following guidelines for heart health can also reduce diabetes risk

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Following guidelines used to help prevent heart disease could also prevent diabetes, according to new research. (AFP pic) New US research has found that following seven healthy lifestyle guidelines for preventing heart disease also appears to help prevent diabetes. Led by D. Joshua J. Joseph at The Ohio State University Wexner...

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“Technology will dramatically change healthcare in India”

Jan 18, 19 “Technology will dramatically change healthcare in India”

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Surgeon-entrepreneur Dr Devi Shetty of Narayana Health believes even regular mobile phones have enough power to make medical diagnoses. “You just need the right data, that’s all,” he says in this Outliers podcast from November 2017. Shetty, a champion of affordable healthcare, has been exploring technologies such as 3D...

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Keep fit to cut your risk of heart attack, says study

Jan 18, 19 Keep fit to cut your risk of heart attack, says study

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Even if you’re otherwise healthy, keeping fit is still important for reducing the risk of a heart attack. (AFP Relaxnews pic) New European research has found that a poor level of fitness could increase the risk of a heart attack even if individuals are in otherwise good health. Carried out by researchers at the Norwegian University...

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Having a sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of being a healthy weight

Jan 16, 19 Having a sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of being a healthy weight

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Spending too much time being sedentary can have a negative effect on heart health even for those who are a healthy weight. (AFP Relaxnews pic) New US research has found that individuals with a healthy body mass index (BMI) but who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be at the same risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) as those who are...

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Call to extend smoking ban to offices, workplaces

Jan 15, 19 Call to extend smoking ban to offices, workplaces

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PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is urged to consider extending the smoking ban to offices and enclosed areas, including the toilet rooms, at workplaces. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the matter, however, needed to be discussed thoroughly between the ministry and...

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