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Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease

Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease

A recent study has linked higher consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. The finding is likely to rekindle the debate on eggs and heart health. New research suggests that people should restrict their daily egg intake as part of a healthful diet. For example, the […]

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Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A recent study looked at the risk factors behind cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, […]

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CPR steps: A visual guide

CPR steps: A visual guide

People without first aid training can still save a life by performing CPR. Performing CPR on someone having a cardiac or breathing emergency can help keep them alive until the emergency services arrive. If a person carries it out immediately after a person’s heart stops beating, CPR can double or even triple the chances of […]

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Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can’t regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart’s blood pumping ability. A new molecule could help prevent […]

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AHA News: Two Young Moms Bond Over Heart Failure, Transplant Experiences

AHA News: Two Young Moms Bond Over Heart Failure, Transplant Experiences

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Sarah Bradley’s second pregnancy was uneventful until 30 weeks, when she found herself swollen, breathless and unusually fatigued. When her chest and left side also began to hurt a few weeks later, the then-27-year-old from Roswell, New Mexico, went to the emergency room. […]

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Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of […]

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What to know about mustard oil

What to know about mustard oil

Mustard oil comes from the seeds of mustard plants. It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which appear to reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. However, cooking with the oil may pose a serious risk, especially for children. People have long used mustard oil in cooking and alternative medicine. It is common in Asian, […]

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Is high blood pressure always bad?

Is high blood pressure always bad?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question that assumption. Having high blood pressure may sometimes have a protective effect. Up to 75 million adults in the United States […]

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Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. Napping could effectively help lower your blood pressure, new findings reveal. When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy […]

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The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat — you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing’s certain. For every study that […]