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An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in […]

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Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prior studies have suggested that a little drinking might help the heart. But rigorous new research suggests the opposite, finding that even a drink or two per day is tied to rising blood pressure. “I think this will be a turning point for […]

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AHA News: Opioid Crisis Brings Concerns About Heart Dangers

AHA News: Opioid Crisis Brings Concerns About Heart Dangers

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Dan Willard doesn’t remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller — nor how his daughter dragged his body from the chair to the floor so she could follow the emergency operator’s CPR […]

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Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re obese and you want to do your heart a favor, try adding some olive oil to your diet. So suggests new research, which found that healthy but severely obese patients who ate olive oil at least once a week […]

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Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks, the rate is dramatically increasing among those under 40. In fact, 20 percent of people who have a heart attack are 40 or younger, a rate that has risen 2 percent a year for 10 years, new research […]

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Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly shots of HIV drugs were as effective as daily pills in controlling the AIDS-causing virus, two studies show. Latest HIV News They included a total of nearly 1,200 people worldwide. Some were taking pills to treat their HIV infection while others hadn’t yet started treatment. In the studies, half the patients took pills and […]

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Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A lot of people struggle to maintain their ideal weight, but repeatedly losing and regaining pounds — known as yo-yo dieting — probably won’t do your heart any favors. A new study found that women who lost at […]

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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person’s history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis. Mental health can play a key role in the outlook of someone who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Though the cancer mortality rates in […]