How to stop smoking: Five steps to quitting the habit this Stoptober and beyond
SMOKING is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK, with links to cancer, heart disease and pneumonia. But smoking being highly addictive, what can you do to stub out the habit? Here are five ways to stop smoking this Stoptober . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Deaths: 1 Million and Surging
Face masks hanging on window bars in Havana, Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Oct 1 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 deaths worldwide have surpassed 1 million. With new cases of coronavirus infections rapidly mounting again, the numbers of Covid-19 deaths are feared to surge in the coming months.  It took approximately 40 weeks to reach the first million Covid-19 recorded deaths. Some have projected the second million Covid-19 deaths to take about 10 weeks, arriving in late December, and the third million to take an additional 4 weeks, arriving in late January. Approximately 60 percent of the 1 m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application (NDA) to U.S. FDA for UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Injection for Intravenous Use to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UPTRAVI® (selexipag) as an injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adults with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are currently prescribed oral UPTRAVI but are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. In patients with PAH, interruptions in treatment should be avoided due to the progressive nature of the disease...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Africa: How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for One Billion Africans
[IPS] Addis Ababa -- One of the biggest revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people with pre-existing, diet-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are more at risk of suffering severe forms of the disease leading to a need for intensive hospitalization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TTG Imaging Solutions to distribute MiE PET system
Diagnostic imaging equipment firm TTG Imaging Solutions has received exclusive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Groups ask NRC to allow virtual radiotracer training TTG Imaging acquires NIS ASNC, ASE win CMS recognition for ImageGuide Registry PET shows meditating increases blood flow in heart disease patients ASNC releases directive on cardiac amyloidosis imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs
SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists should be considered in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease to protect against heart disease and kidney disease progression, the AHA says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Poll Finds 1 In 3 Parents Won ’ t Get Children Vaccinated For The Flu This Year
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The popular cooking oil proven to lower blood cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol does not have any visible signs but it is a precursor to heart disease. Making healthy dietary swaps is a surefire way to lower high cholesterol. Evidence suggests choosing this popular cooking oil to lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Raise Lifelong Heart Risks for Children
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- The foundation for early heart disease might begin not during childhood or in the years that follow, but in the womb. Researchers studying nearly 30 years of data from families in Manitoba, Canada, found a strong... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
(University of Leeds) Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 deaths each day over four months that probably could have been prevented. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The subtle heart attack symptom in the colour of your skin - has your skin changed colour?
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease symptoms if you develop this sign on your skin. Has your skin changed colour? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The breakfast snack to help you live longer and avoid heart disease symptoms
HOW TO live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy by adding more low-fat yoghurt for breakfast. It could even lower your risk of developing heart disease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JANE CLARKE, one of the UK's top dietitians reveals how you can EAT to beat disease 
Indeed, the science now suggests that inflammation is the single biggest risk factor for serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Meats to avoid if you want to lower cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol matters - too much of the waxy substance inside your blood vessels is a major risk factor for heart disease. Which meats put your health in danger? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care home residents and staff 'will be first to get a Covid-19 vaccine'
Britons with underlying health conditions were previously told they'd be near front of the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. But millions with heart disease may have to wait until over-65s are inoculated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds income disparities in prevalence of heart disease
Being wealthy appears to reduce a person's risk for heart disease -- at least in the United States -- based on the findings of an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar Source Type: news

Struggling to lower your cholesterol? This tasty snack is proven to lower 'bad' levels
HIGH cholesterol doesn't usually produce any symptoms but it does pave the way for heart disease. Simple dietary tweaks can lower your cholesterol, including eating daily servings of a particular snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The new guidelines for patients with ACHD, who require lifelong care, include significant revisions, covering specialized care centers, catheter interventions, imaging, and more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Three of the best exercises to lower your risk of a deadly heart attack
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could also protect against a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease by doing regular exercise. These are the best workout routines to protect against heart attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Ups Life Span for Type 2 Diabetics
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- For someone with type 2 diabetes, exercise can cut the risk of dying early by as much as one-third, researchers report. Exercise improves insulin sensitivity, reduces the risk of heart disease, and inhibits inflammation,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diagnoses of several common health conditions HALVED during pandemic, study shows
The number of heart disease patients diagnosed also fell 44 per cent, as health services saw a 43 per cent plunge in patients with circulatory issues and 16 per cent drop in malignant cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Canadian researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'atlas' of human heart cells first step toward precision treatments for heart disease
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Scientists have for the first time documented all of the different cell types and genes expressed in the healthy human heart, in research published in the journal Nature.Cardiologists from the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute at the University of Alberta joined teams from Cambridge, Boston and Berlin to use state-of-the-art analytical techniques to sequence the ribonucleic acids (RNA) in nine types of single cells from six regions of the heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. COVID - 19 Death Toll Hits 200,000 as Cases Climb in 22 States
IHME says COVID - 19 is second - leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

The best supplements to protect your heart against deadly high cholesterol symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve the health of your heart, as well as to protect against high cholesterol symptoms and signs. Add these cheap capsules to your diet to lower your risk of heart disease. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about your cholesterol? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. Women Aware of Their Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Fewer U.S. women these days are aware that heart disease is the number-one threat to their lives -- especially younger and minority women, a new study finds. Historically, heart disease was seen as a " man's disease, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Women Aware of Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- From 2009 to 2019, there was a decrease in awareness among U.S. women that heart disease is the leading cause of death (LCOD) among women, according to a special report from the American Heart Association, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Lightheadedness in the ED ECG Challenge: Lightheadedness in the ED
An older man with a history of hypertension and heart disease visits the ED with lightheadedness and a slow pulse. What's going on?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

The flu-like symptoms that may be something serious - could you be having a heart attack?
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease symptoms if you develop some flu-like signs that may be confused for something less serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of Recurrent MI Declined Among U.S. Women and Men
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- From 2008 to 2017, there were decreases in the rates of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) events, heart failure hospitalization, and all-cause mortality in both men and women,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Cluster of Risky Conditions That Can Lead To Heart Disease Is Rising in Hispanic Adults
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Making sense of diabetes
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Throughout her 38-year nursing career, Laurel Despins has progressed from a bedside nurse to a clinical nurse specialist and has worked in medical, surgical and cardiac intensive care units. She noticed diabetes is rarely referred to as a primary cause of death in itself, yet the disease is a leading contributor to deaths involving heart disease, stroke and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sep 18 2020 This Week in Cardiology Sep 18 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID, CMR after COVID, ISCHEMIA trial substudy, valvular heart disease and AF are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month
Official data shows more people died of Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancerous lung, colon or rectum tumours, and the flu than they did of the coronavirus in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: A new diet approach proven to help combat and burn belly fat
Visceral fat is also known as belly fat and is found inside your abdominal cavity. Carrying too much visceral fat is extremely harmful for one's health. It's linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. A popular diet which has gained much notoriety could be key in helping you lose your visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: 7 strategies to prevent heart disease
Almost half of U.S. adults have heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. And it's the leading cause of death in the U.S. But that doesn't mean it's inevitable. Although you cannot change some risk factors, such as family history, sex or age, you can take some key heart disease prevention steps to reduce your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Heart disease warning: The often overlooked symptom that could be a deadly sign
HEART disease symptoms may include chest pain and high blood pressure. But you could also be at risk of deadly coronary heart disease and heart attacks if you develop this often overlooked sign. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about your heart disease risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA, DHA Supplementation Linked to Reduced Risk for MI, CHD
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with a reduced risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary heart disease (CHD) events, according to a meta-analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Could COVID-19 set off a wave of heart disease?
The lasting effects of COVID-19 on the heart are limited to a small subset of patients, studies show. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Euan Ashley Source Type: news

Adverse pregnancy outcomes raise heart disease risk by 25% in older women, study says
Women who experience adverse pregnancy outcomes ranging from high blood pressure to gestational diabetes have a more than 25% higher risk for heart disease later in life than those who don't. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent the deadly condition - key to lowering risk of heart disease
A HEART attack is mostly caused by coronary heart disease - a condition whereby the arteries, supplying blood to the muscle, are clogged up with fatty deposits. How can you ensure this doesn't happen to you? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Psoriasis Meds May Also Help Prevent Heart Disease
Title: Some Psoriasis Meds May Also Help Prevent Heart DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Some Psoriasis Meds May Also Help Prevent Heart Disease
Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with the development of plaque in heart arteries, which increases the risk of coronary artery disease. In biologic therapy, patients receive protein-based infusions to reduce inflammation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The tea to drink to protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes
HOW TO live longer: The secret to long life expectancy can be largely attributed to what we put in our bodies. In general, a healthy diet is considered best for long life expectancy. But individual foods and drinks have also been hailed for their life-boosting properties - one tea in particular. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Psoriasis Meds May Also Help Prevent Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Biologic therapy for the skin condition psoriasis may reduce patients'risk of heart disease, new research suggests. Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with the development of plaque in heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 21-22, 2020. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. The agenda will consist of deliberation on systematic reviews of literature on topics including heart disease and stroke, obesity, and asthma. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease
(American Heart Association) Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research.The positive association between biologic therapy and a decrease in high-risk plaque in heart arteries was significant after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors and psoriasis severity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news