Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term
Four drinks a day over eight weeks can help those at risk of heart disease, says studyObesity can be successfully tackled, at least in the short term, by giving up real food for formula meals for eight weeks, which removes temptation and any need to make difficult decisions about what to eat, a new study has found.The research, by the former government obesity advisor Professor Susan Jebb of Oxford University and colleagues, was designed to see whether a crash diet of just 810 calories a day – provided by four formula drinks – would help people whose obesity is putting them at high risk of health problems such ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Diets and dieting Health Diabetes Heart disease Society UK news Life and style Source Type: news

VA health systems vary widely in heart disease death rates
(Reuters Health) - Heart disease death rates vary substantially at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, and a new study suggests that this holds true not just for hospitalized patients but also for outpatients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Regulatory mutations missed in standard genetic screening lead to congenital diseases
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers have identified a type of genetic aberration to be the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases, such as autism and congenital heart disease, which are undetectable by conventional genetic testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Asians more likely to die from heart disease
What you need to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Commutes on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke
(Reuters Health) - Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PCI Improves Angina, QOL in Stable CHD With'Gray Zone' FFR PCI Improves Angina, QOL in Stable CHD With'Gray Zone' FFR
For patients with stable coronary heart disease and fractional flow reserve values in the gray zone between 0.75 and 0.82, adding PCI to medical therapy improved symptoms and quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Because this was an observational study, the researchers couldn't prove eczema caused the increased heart disease risk. But they said that, given the large number of people included in the study, the association appears strong. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for CV Health AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for CV Health
A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association reaffirms a recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week to prevent heart failure, coronary heart disease, sudden death, and stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

This Kind of Diet May Lower the Risk of Dying from Breast Cancer
We are what we eat, the old cliché goes, and there’s plenty of evidence to support it: eating healthy foods really can lead to a healthier life. But can food actually lower your risk of dying from a disease like cancer? In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers find some intriguing evidence that diet may indeed lower the risk of dying from cancer. Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, research professor at the City of Hope National Medical Center, and his colleagues analyzed data from more than 48,000 women enrolled in the ongoing Women’s Health Initiative, a large national study at 40 centers across the U....
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians in U.S.
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: Signs of a ‘silent heart attack’ - you may not even know you've had one
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, difficulty breathing, and feeling very anxious. But, what is a silent heart attack? Signs of the heart disease symptom revealed - could you have had one without even knowing it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Sufferers of severe eczema may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and irregular heartbeat, British researchers report. Although the added risk is small, it's important from a public health perspective because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke
(American Heart Association) South Asian Americans are more likely to die of atherosclerosis than other Asians and people of European ancestry. Higher rates of diabetes and lack of exercise appear to be important factors in their increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Asian-Americans at higher risk for heart disease and stroke
(Rush University Medical Center) South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die of heart conditions caused by atherosclerosis, such as heart attacks and strokes, than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too much screen time raises the risk of death from heart disease and cancer
Researchers at Glasgow University say spending hours on end in front of your TV or computer raises your risk of dying young or getting cancer or heart disease, but exercise could undo the bad effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News: Sitting All Day Isn ’t As Bad For You If You’re Fit
There is growing evidence that time spent sitting — in cars, at offices and on the couch — is having some seriously negative effects on health. Sedentary behavior has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. But a new study provides encouragement that some physical activity, including relatively simple ways to improve muscle strength, may be enough to overcome some of the unhealthy effects of sitting too much. In a study published in BMC Medicine, researchers led by Carlos Celis-Morales from the University of Glasgow analyzed data from nearly 400,000 middle-aged people in th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Riskin COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 23, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Risk in COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - this is how many eggs you should eat to prevent heart disease
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and difficulty breathing. You could lower your risk of the heart disease sign by adding more eggs to your diet. But, how many should you eat to prevent a deadly myocardial infarction? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For women with heart disease, cardiac complications occur in 16 percent of pregnancies and are mainly linked to arrhythmias and heart failure, according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa:Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases Generates Major Gains - Report
[WHO] A new WHO report launched today (May 16) shows that the world's poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Don ’t Scramble Diet Over Eggs and Heart Study
In the study, eating an egg daily lowered the odds of dying from heart disease by 18% and cut the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 28%, when compared with those who never, or rarely, ate eggs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm quality is a marker for men’s general health; low sperm counts linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease
(Natural News) Low sperm count may mean more than the inability to sire a child. It could point to serious health problems. A study on a group of men’s semen quality, the largest so far, shows that low sperm count is linked to metabolic changes, cardiovascular risk, and low bone mass. The study’s lead investigator,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shropshire waitress fighting for life after developing blood poisoning
Whitney Martin, a waitress from Telford, Shropshire, is battling for her life in an induced coma after what she thought was a cold turned deadly overnight. Doctors found she has sepsis and heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Egg A Day Might Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
In this study however, they didn’t assess the risk of developing diabetes, which may be because diabetes is a newer disease in the Chinese population and there is not good documentation of who has it,” Richard said. Still, she noted, “this will be very important data for helping develop dietary prevention guidelines in China.” Cardiovascular disease, which takes the lives of 17.7 million people every year, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Cardiovascular disease causes nearly a third — 31% — of all global deaths each year....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Eggs Heart Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Walking to work can cut strokes
WALKING to work saves lives by cutting the chance of death by stroke and heart disease, a study claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Exercise Helps Your Heart
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related condition, to make managing it easier. But you might be even more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that finds a person's risk of heart disease or stroke falls 11 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This £2 juice could slash your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure happens when the force blood is pumped around your body and the resistance to blood flow is higher than recommended levels. It is important to lower your blood pressure if it is too high, as it increases your risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and strokes among others. Drinking this £2 juice could lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you MUST eat a pot of yoghurt every day!
A simple pot of yoghurt can boost health in surprising ways, from easing hayfever, to keeping bones strong and reducing heart disease. Here's your ultimate guide to the dairy delight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: One egg per day may keep stroke at bay
Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating an Egg a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away, a New Study Says
Eggs have been a taboo food for decades, since they are high in cholesterol, but the latest science suggests that they might not be as unhealthy as once thought. In a study published in the journal Heart, researchers from China found that people who ate an average of one egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and an even lower risk of having a bleeding stroke than people who did not eat eggs. The study included nearly half a million people in China who filled out questionnaires about their egg-eating habits and were followed for nine years on average for heart-related health events. People who said they ate eggs da...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says
Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease
Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA, Philips, UPMC launch $30M venture fund for cardiovascular innovation
The American Heart Association, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and healthcare tech company Royal Philips have partnered to finance a new $30 million venture fund, according to a statement. Called Cardeation Capital, the fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, a healthcare and medical tech VC firm, and focused on promoting innovative technologies targeting heart disease and stroke care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Here ’s How Often You Should Exercise to Keep Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

This Amount of Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six lifestyle factors that can lead to life-threatening condition
HEART attack symptoms can be life-threatening, so it ’s important to recognise all the signs so you can receive immediate medical attention. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of heart attacks, and there are six lifestyle factors that can put you at risk of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips, AHA, UPMC launch $30m heart-focused venture fund
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said late last week it is joining with the American Heart Association and UPMC to launch a $30 million heart-focused collaborative venture capital fund. The newly formed Cardeation Capital fund will support innovation in products for treating heart disease and stroke care. The fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, with each major player contributing $10 million, Amsterdam-based Philips said. Cardeation Capital will look to invest in companies trying to treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke and their risk factors, including diabetes, according to Philips. “At Philips our goal is to...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat American Heart Assn. royalphilips UPMC Source Type: news

Improving heart health could prevent frailty in old age
New research, funded by the MRC, found that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 21, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient ’s mind and body
Chronic conditions – such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – take an enormous physical toll on Americans every year. They also take a significant economic toll on individudals and employers alike, through missed work days, lost productivity, and higher health care costs and premiums. In fact, according to the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact of chronic disease in the U.S. is $1.3 trillion, with lost productivity accounting for the vast majority of that cost ($1.1 trillion).… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient ’s mind and body
Chronic conditions – such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – take an enormous physical toll on Americans every year. They also take a significant economic toll on individudals and employers alike, through missed work days, lost productivity, and higher health care costs and premiums. In fact, according to the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact of chronic disease in the U.S. is $1.3 trillion, with lost productivity accounting for the vast majority of that cost ($1.1 trillion).… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-related cognitive decline
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of very early Alzheimer's-disease-associated changes in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news