Who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress

Who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress

Research suggests individuals “who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas.” Investigators found that “compared to people in areas with the least amount of green space, residents of the greenest […]

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Despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack

Despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack

A study indicates that “despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack,” physicians “continue to prescribe the hormone off-label to men with cardiovascular disease.” Investigators found, “after poring over 10 years of prescription data…that men with heart disease were no less likely than those without it to receive a […]

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Men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke

Men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke

Researchers found that men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke than those with higher fitness. Investigators “in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years.” The researchers found that “those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but became less so, were […]

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The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.

The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.

Research published in Atherosclerosis suggests that “the holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.” After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied.” An individual’s “risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break.”

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An influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.

An influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.

A new analysis documents just how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure. “The patients who also had the flu were not only more likely to die in hospital, they had much higher rates of acute respiratory failure, whether or not it required mechanical ventilation.” Meanwhile, “their […]

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Heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer

Heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer

Research suggests “heart attack survivors who step up their exercise efforts may live longer than those who remain inactive.” Investigators found that “compared to patients who were inactive for the first 10 to 12 months after their heart attack, patients who were active during that whole time were 71 percent less likely to die during […]

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The risk of Heart disease and premature death may be higher

The risk of Heart disease and premature death may be higher

Research suggests “the risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood.” Investigators found that “young adults with two or more significant drops in income over a 15-year period had more than twice the risk of developing heart disease and nearly twice the […]

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