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How heavy lifting at work affects cardiovascular health

How heavy lifting at work affects cardiovascular health

New research suggests that high intensity, sports based exercise has benefits for cardiovascular health, but continual heavy lifting at work may have a negative impact. Share on PinterestNew research shows how strenuous physical activity affects artery health. Health experts have consistently promoted the benefits of physical activity, particularly for preventing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause […]

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Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions

Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions

Doctors writing in a leading medical journal have put forth a case for doing away with daylight saving time (DST) transitions. They argue that these annual transitions to and from DST misalign biological clocks, with long term consequences for health. Share on PinterestTransitioning to and from DST may adversely effect circadian rhythms. In the United […]

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Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

Even in environments with low air pollution, long term exposure to traffic exhaust near people’s homes may heighten their risk of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. The culprit appears to be a fine particle air pollutant called black carbon. Exposure to exhaust fumes may raise the risk of stroke, new research suggests. […]

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Atherosclerosis: Scientists identify new protein target in immune cells

Atherosclerosis: Scientists identify new protein target in immune cells

The inflammatory condition atherosclerosis, where fatty, waxy deposits build up in arteries, raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Now, using mice and human samples, scientists have shown for the first time that a protein in cells called macrophages promotes the disease. New research finds a protein in immune cells that may […]

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High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Could long term exposure to noise raise blood pressure? According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous noise levels. […]

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What to know about angiograms

What to know about angiograms

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What is a Doppler ultrasound?

What is a Doppler ultrasound?

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Women and men at risk of different obesity-related conditions

Women and men at risk of different obesity-related conditions

New evidence from a large dataset suggests that, while obesity increases health risks for everyone, women and men with obesity are predisposed to different obesity-related conditions. Share on PinterestThe analysis of a large dataset suggests that women and men face somewhat different obesity-related health risks. Obesity is one of the most common health conditions among […]

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What to know about heart murmurs

What to know about heart murmurs

A heart murmur is an abnormal sound that the blood makes as it moves through the heart. Doctors can hear a heart murmur through a stethoscope. Murmurs can be benign or indicate a serious heart condition. Research estimates that heart murmurs affect up to 72% of children. Most often, the murmur will go away with […]

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Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors

Everything you need to know about ACE inhibitors

Angiotensin converting enzyme, or “ACE” inhibitors, are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure, or “hypertension,” and other cardiovascular conditions. This article outlines the different ACE inhibitors that are available. We also discuss the effectiveness of ACE inhibitors, along with their potential side effects and risks. Share on PinterestA person […]