Today is National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day® is a special day dedicated to bringing attention to this staggering fact that each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Today we wear red to encourage women to raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. For more information visit: http://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/. In honor of National Wear Red Day® we are re-running the post below. Heart Disease – It Looks Different From a Woman’s Perspective By Terri L. McCulloch Lara D. knew that heart disease ran in her family. Her father had his first heart attack at 46.  His second, two years later, took his life when she was in high school. She learned intimately the impact that a heart attack has on a family. She saw her mother struggle to keep her children on track while trying to manage her own feelings of loss. Her college years were spent working full time and going to a community college in the evenings to get her degree and become a CPA. While many women work hard to get a degree, holding full time jobs, raising children and supporting spouses, this wasn’t what her parents had planned for her. Now 53, Lara knows that she is at high risk for heart disease and heart attack. She has been on blood pressure and cholesterol medication since her 30s. She works out and tries to eat well, maintaining a healthy weight. Still, she had a nagging feeling that she might be missing something. Several years...
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CONCLUSION: These new guidelines should help to harmonize clinical practice and limit exposure to antibiotics. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4. PMID: 30501940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Antonio Neme, Sabine Seuter, Marjo Malinen, Tarja Nurmi, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Jyrki K. Virtanen, Carsten CarlbergAbstractIn the vitamin D intervention study VitDbol (NCT02063334) blood samples were drawn directly before an oral bolus (2000 µg vitamin D3) and 24 h later. The focus of phase II of VitDbol was the transcriptome-wide analysis of the effects of vitamin D gene expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). All five participants responded in an individu...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and finding blood in your urine. But you could be at risk of “life-threatening” hypertension if your headache is accompanied by these signs.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: March 2019Source: Microchemical Journal, Volume 145Author(s): Jing Tang, Rong Huang, Shengbiao Zheng, Sixun Jiang, Hao Yu, Zirong Li, Jianfei WangAbstractA simple and sensitive electrochemical sensor based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and gold nanoparticles (GNPs) nanocomposite modified glassy carbon electrode (GQDs/GNPs/GCE) was developed for the determination of luteolin. The GQDs/GNPs/GCE was prepared by electrodeposition method, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The GQDs/GNPs nanocomposite showed excellent synergistic electrochemical activ...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 April 2019Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 781Author(s): Zaixing Yang, Hong Sun, Hongren Li, Feng Li, Huang Qijing, Yan ZhangAbstractIn this paper, we report on a hydrogen storage material: MnO2 hollow spheres and ammonia borane (MHS/AB) composite, which is fabricated by a simple liquid mixing method. The BET, SEM and TEM results show that AB is well loaded in the MnO2 hollow spheres. The thermal dehydrogenation processes are investigated by thermogravimetry (TG), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), temperature programmed desorption/mass spectrometer (TPD/MS) measurements. The resul...
Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
This study shows that some genetic changes linked to cancer are present in surprisingly large numbers of normal cells. We still have a long way to go to fully understand the implications of these new findings, but as cancer researchers, we can't underestimate the importance of studying healthy tissue." Early Onset of Menopause Correlates with Shorter Life Expectancy https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/10/early-onset-of-menopause-correlates-with-shorter-life-expectancy/ Aging is a phenomenon affecting all organs and systems throughout the body, driven by rising levels of molecular damage. The v...
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Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news
Conclusion This study has found that while overall gluten consumption in people without coeliac disease may not be related to heart disease risk, avoiding whole grains (wheat, barley and rye) in order to avoid gluten may be associated with increased heart disease risk. This study has several strengths, including its large size, the fact that data was collected prospectively and diet assessed at several time-points, the long period of follow up, and that it took into account a wide range of potential confounders. As with all studies of this type, it is possible that other factors may affect the results. However, the researc...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news
This study provides additional fuel to really bolster research efforts by us and others in geroscience, a field that seeks to understand relationships between the biology of aging and age-related diseases. Aging is the most important risk factor for common chronic conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer, which are likely to share pathways with aging and therefore interventions designed to slow biological aging processes may also delay the onset of disease and disability, thus expanding years of healthy and independent lives for our seniors." Longer-Lived Parents and Cardiovascular Outcomes ...
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Conclusion This study shows a strong link between migraine and cardiovascular disease, extending the link already found between migraine and stroke. However, many questions remain. We don't know if the results are relevant to men who have migraines, as all the people in the study were women. We also don't know if the results apply to non-white populations, as most of the women in the study were white. Previous studies on stroke have shown that the group at highest risk is who get an "aura" before a migraine – sensation(s) that tells them the migraine is on its way. But this study did not ask people about ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news
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