Excess weight linked to higher risk of death from cancer, heart disease, others
People who are over or underweight may be at greater risk of death than previously expected, scientists say. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom (U.K.), researchers analysed data from around 3.6 million people to make the conclusion. They found having a high Body Mass Index (BMI) - over 25 - is linked…
Reducing burden of heart disease in Nigeria
Today is World Heart Day (WHD). World Heart Federation (WHF) has set aside September 29 of every year to celebrate the WHD and to educate and raise awareness on risk factors of heart diseases.“
NIMASA, NHF canvass increased awareness on heart diseases
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have partnered the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF), to create awareness on issues of heart health and promote heart friendly lifestyle. According to Director General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, heart related diseases affect all gender, all ages and cuts across all…
WHO recommends diet to cut risk of cancer, heart disease
Adopting a Mediterranean or Nordic-style diet could slash rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a major review states. The World Health Organization Monday pointed to the health benefits of both diets, which are low in dairy, sweets and red and processed meats. The United Nation (UN) agency trawled through an array of scientific journals…
Weight loss breakthroughs
It may sound like fantasy – but you could soon eat burgers, chips and pizzas every day without getting fat.
How walnuts prevent heart disease, bowel cancer
A handful of walnuts a day may prevent heart disease and bowel cancer, new research suggests.Eating just a third of a cup of walnuts for six weeks significantly reduces the production of excess bile acids, as well as lowering 'bad' cholesterol levels, a study found.
Garlic slashes risk of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes
It has s been used to treat ailments for thousands of years. But eating garlic really does have health benefits, researchers have concluded. A study found consuming the common seasoning can help slash the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And how healthy garlic is could be down to how it is…
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.