Ways to avoid heart disease
A bad diet and too little exercise can hurt your heart. But there are lots of other sneaky sources of heart disease that you may not be aware of. Here are some you need to know about, and heart-smart steps to help you keep healthy.
Common antibiotic linked to higher death rates for heart disease patients
A common antibiotic used to treat infections could be deadly for heart disease patients years after taking the drug, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned. Clarithromycin, sold under the brand name Biaxin, is used to treat many skin, ear, sinus and lung infections. But a 10-year study revealed that people suffering…
Living next to noisy roads, train tracks, airport increases risk of developing heart disease
People who live near noisy roads, train tracks and airports are at greater risk of developing heart disease, research suggests. Experts believe a constant background drone raises the level of stress hormones to dangerous levels. This increases the burden on the body’s blood vessels and damages cells, which over time can lead to heart attacks…
Having depression, heart disease doubles death risk
While the mechanism behind the association is unknown, a new study finds that depression after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease doubles the risk of mortality.
Nutrition and prevention of coronary heart disease
To begin this discussion on nutrition and heart disease, a brief the record of the physiology of the heart will throw more light into this subject. The heart starts beating at about the eighth week of pregnancy and continues....
Dietary magnesium reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes
A diet rich in magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
‘30 per cent of Nigerians have heart disease’
The Chief Executive Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Ehi Iden, said: “Heart failure disease is preventable. It only requires that we pay more attention to our health system.”
Uganda bans smoking in public places
In further anti-smoking measures, the government has banned the sale of single cigarettes and tightened rules on labelling, advertising and selling tobacco to under-21s.