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80% of heart attacks in men can be prevented through healthy lifestyle behaviors

11/8/2014 - Due to the results of a recent study, researchers stress that people can save a lot of money and preserve their well-being by living a healthy lifestyle. The study examined various aspects of healthy living as well as the rates by which men experienced myocardial infarction (MI) or a heart attack. An...

Fish in Gulf of Mexico experience heart attacks due to oil contamination

2/21/2014 - Swimming majestically in the open seas, with eyes wide on both sides of its face, the bluefin tuna gazes into... a curtain of crude oil. When the 2010 BP oil spill contaminated the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful wild fish like the bluefin tuna were forced to face new challenges for survival....

Study: Testosterone patches actually increase risk of heart attacks in men

2/18/2014 - Across the mass media, testosterone therapy is increasingly promoted. You hear the commercials - "Do you have low 'T'?" The big question is whether or not Big Pharma has run even ONE test trial to assess the effect of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular events. Most of the time, the FDA waits until...

Secondhand smoke really does cause heart attacks

2/8/2013 - Even legislation declaring only some public places off-limits to smoking reduced the rate of heart attacks by 11 percent, researchers have found. The greatest benefits were seen among women, all adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and non-smokers. The REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry) was conducted...

Strawberries and blueberries reduce heart attacks in younger women

1/18/2013 3:05:26 PM - Younger women who eat more strawberries and blueberries may reduce their heart attack risk by one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and published in the journal Circulation. "Blueberries and...

How to stop heart attacks and irregular heart beats in their tracks

9/5/2012 - Each year, 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States resulting in over 500,000 deaths. Another common, though usually less fatal, cardiovascular problem is irregular heart beat. Though irregular heart beats are not as serious as heart attacks in most instances, they can lead to serious complications...

Heart attacks without chest pain more common than thought, especially among women

3/18/2012 - The CDC reports that approximately 800,000 first time heart attacks occur annually. Ignoring iatrogenic deaths (death by medicine), heart disease is still the number one killer for both men and women. However, the common perception of chest pain or discomfort as a signal that a heart attack is occurring...

Just one soda per day can cause heart attacks in men

3/16/2012 - You have no doubt heard that sugary, high-fructose soda is a major contributing factor to the nation's ever-growing waistline, but new research indicates that even in moderation, drinking just one soda a day is a major health risk, especially for men. According to a new study published in the medical...

Diet soda again linked to heart attacks and strokes - But Diet Coke remains a top supporter of Heart for Truth

2/8/2012 - Diet soft drinks are considered the "healthier" alternative to high fructose corn syrup and empty calories. But the truth is that diet drinks have an evil side: new research confirms that diet soda can seriously increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. But in spite of this - and many other studies...

Studies confirm chiropractic treatment prevents heart attacks and lowers blood pressure

1/7/2012 9:01:12 AM - The popularity of chiropractic care has grown dramatically since the middle of the 20th century. Although most people seek chiropractic treatment to relieve musculoskeletal pain, certain types of pain may be indicative of the patient experiencing a heart attack just before or during treatment. Chiropractors...

BPA may cause arrhythmia, heart attacks in women

1/3/2012 - Bisphenol A overrides the natural heartbeat signal causing female heart cells to misfire, according to a recent study. Given how pervasive BPA is these days, this could mean heart problems, possibly even fatal ones, for millions of women. BPA is everywhere BPA is ubiquitous in the industrial world:...

Women with high cholesterol live longer, have fewer heart attacks and strokes

10/26/2011 - If the diagnosis of high cholesterol sounds like a death sentence to your ears, you may be the victim of cholesterol propaganda. It's not uncommon to believe that lower is better when it comes to cholesterol, but new research shows otherwise. In fact, a recent study in Norway says women with high cholesterol...

Potassium helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and more

8/12/2011 - Recent studies have determined that higher potassium levels lower stroke risks. But this isn't all what potassium is about. It's not an often mentioned mineral. But potassium deficiencies can kill you. That's why it's important to ensure adequate potassium intake. Strokes and Blood Pressure The...

Chantix anti-smoking pill raises risk of heart attacks, says FDA

7/11/2011 - Early in June, the FDA released a report officially linking the smoking cessation drug Chantix to an increased risk of cardiovascular health problems including heart attacks. The increased heart attack risk is low and is noted primarily among those who are already experiencing problems with their...

Meditation cuts risk of heart attacks by 50 percent

7/5/2011 - There are a number of proven natural alternatives to reducing your risk of heart attack, but one of the most effective to do that, new research has shown, is through meditation. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, meditation through the continuous repetition of a mantra, can reduce...

Statins Cause Heart Attacks in Some Users

3/30/2009 - Over 38 million people in the U.S. are currently taking statin drugs to lower high cholesterol levels. However, German scientists at the Martin Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg have just published research in the Journal of Lipid Research that shows, for some people, taking statins actually increases...

Daily Aspirin Useless in Preventing Heart Attacks in Diabetics

3/29/2009 - Taking aspirin daily has no effect on the risk of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics and should no longer be recommended as a routine medical practice, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and published in the "British Medical Journal. "We...

Merck litigation strategy - destroy expert witnesses

7/17/2006 - Former Vioxx users could be at risk of developing strokes for years, a prominent scientist said this week after evaluating new data from a 107-page report on patients who were followed for a year after they stopped the drug "It may be that Vioxx is causing permanent damage to the cardiovascular system,...

Study reveals why COX-2 inhibitors cause heart attacks and other dangerous side effects

11/21/2004 - Every prescription drug is unsafe, the FDA recently admitted. Every drug on the market has unintended side effects, and the fallout from this is that people who start taking one drug show new side effects (symptoms) that must be treated with another drug. This cascade of symptoms continues until the...

Arthritis drug Bextra found to promote heart attacks and strokes

11/10/2004 - Following the recent revelations that Vioxx cause a high incidence of heart attacks and strokes, a competing drug from Pfizer, Bextra, has now been shown to display similar health problems. What's especially weighty about this particular revelation is that it comes from the American Heart Association,...

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