High Blood Pressure

Viagra-like ingredient found in coffee product part of reason for recall

The Food and Drug Administration has discovered a number of undeclared ingredients in an instant coffee mix – one of which will likely turn some heads.<p>That undeclared ingredient is desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. The …

FDA

Top smart blood pressure monitors

Hypertension may well be the medical term given for high blood pressure, but there is another name that is sometimes used – “The Silent Killer”.<p>One …

Diabetes

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

<b>One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.</b><p>It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity.<p>The study is being presented …

Toronto

How Far Will Walking Take You?

In the world of physical activity and exercise, how far will walking take you?<p>This quote by Ellen DeGeneres, all kidding aside, implies people who …

Exercise

Low-Normal Thyroid Levels Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

A 2017 study has shown that variations of thyroid hormone within the normal reference range may be associated with an increased risk of metabolic …

Diabetes

How Does Potassium Affect High Blood Pressure?

Potassium's ability to lower blood pressure is often ignored.<p>Hypertension, (or abnormally high blood pressure) is one of the most commonly prevalent …

Diabetes

Even modest weight gain in adulthood can hurt your health

Even a modest amount of weight gained between early adulthood and middle age may raise your risk of serious chronic disease and premature death, a new study suggests.<p>Compared to people whose weight remained stable, those who had gained 5 to 22 pounds by the time they were 55 had a higher risk of …

Weight Loss

Study Pioneers Use Of Pharmacogenomic Data In Electronic Health Record

Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition, but only half have it under control. Why? The answer gets to the heart of precision medicine: Because each one of us has a unique genetic makeup, and we all respond …

Medicine

​Here’s How Dangerous Gaining Just 5 Pounds Since High School Can Be

​Your risk of a whole host of conditions can grow<p>Can you still fit in the same stonewashed jeans from high school? If not, your health might be more at risk than you think: Gaining even a nominal amount of weight after your teen years can up your odds of experiencing some serious health conditions, …

Weight Loss

Artificial sweeteners 'linked to weight gain, heart disease and high blood pressure'

Artificial sweeteners are linked to weight gain and increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, scientists have claimed.<p>A …

Diabetes

Online tool predicts heart risk in young adults

(Reuters Health) - An online calculator may help young people predict their risk of developing heart disease in middle age - in time to make lifestyle changes to minimize their odds of a heart attack or stroke, a U.S. study suggests.<p>For the study, researchers examined the accuracy of results from …

Diabetes

Women with high-risk pregnancies far more prone to heart disease

Women who have high-risk pregnancies or complications in childbirth are up to eight times more likely to suffer heart disease later in life. And many mothers and their doctors are unaware of the danger.<p>Emerging research shows heart disease is a long-term threat for women who develop diabetes or …

Health Care

What Women With PCOS Should Know About Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and women with PCOS aren't getting enough of it. According to a study in the <i>Journal of</i></i> …

Nutrition

I Was Fit, Ate Healthy, and Still Had a Stroke at 41. Here’s What I Wish I Had Known

It was Christmas Eve, and I was visiting my parents in Kentucky, when my mom noticed that my eyes looked “funny.” I had had a headache for several …

Mayo Clinic

Coffee: The science behind the health claims

<i>Coffee contains a complex mix of molecules, including caffeine, antioxidants, and carcinogenic substances.</i><p>News proclaiming the health benefits of …

Coffee

Men: 5 Secrets to Feeling Great as You Age

Some actors seem to stay eternally young — or if they do age, it’s with stately grace. Pierce Brosnan, with his coiffed hair, comes to mind.<p>Cleveland …

Wellness

Lawsuit: Joliet man had fatal heart attack from stress after wrongful arrest

A Joliet woman is suing the city of Joliet and two police officers, claiming her boyfriend died last year from a heart attack brought on by stress from a wrongful arrest in 2015.<p>The 12-count lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in federal court, seeks unspecified monetary damages for Constance …

Policing

5 Stroke Signs: Knowing Them Could Save Someone’s Life

A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts, and it stems from a cardiovascular condition such as atherosclerosis, …

Health

What to Eat to Cure High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure ranks as the number-one risk factor for death and disability in the world. In my video, <b>How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with</b> …

Diabetes

Obesity causes poor artery health in kids

Heart attacks could be decades in the making, with a new study linking high blood pressure in obese children to a stiffening of their arteries later …

Diabetes

Black moms die in childbirth 3 times as often as white moms. Except in North Carolina.

The state is focused on helping low-income moms, not on race.<p>Moms in America are more likely to die during or shortly after childbirth compared to mothers in any other developed country. When you start to drill into that grim statistic, though, one thing becomes strikingly clear: It’s largely …

Pregnancy

Pheochromocytoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that develops in the adrenal glands in the body.<p>A pheochromocytoma can cause distinct episodes of symptoms in the …

Wellness

Post 35? It’s never too late to start exercising

So you’ve finally decided to start exercising? That’s great news.<p>For exercising regularly can reduce fat, stress and cholesterol, improve body …

Exercise

Beta-blockers may reverse genetic changes from heart disease

<i>The results of a new study have shown that beta-blockers are able to reverse damaging gene expression changes after heart failure and associated</i> …

Medical Research

The one preventable health problem that’s most likely to kill you

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic found that obesity robs us of more years of our lives than any other preventable health issue. That means that of all the top lifestyle-related killers that are in our power to modify or treat — …

Weight Loss

The Effects of Sleep Apnea on the Body

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing repeatedly pauses while you sleep. When this happens, your body wakes you up to resume breathing. …

Sleep

Heart-healthy diet

Description<p>An in-depth report on how to build the best diet for your heart's health.<p>Alternative Names<p>Diet - heart health<p>Highlights<p><b>Heart-Healthy Diet</b> …

Nutrition

Daily aspirin dose could lower pre-eclampsia risk in pregnant women

Low dose taken by women at risk of pre-eclampsia throughout pregnancy more than halves chances of premature birth, finds study<p>Pregnant women who are at risk of pre-eclampsia could substantially lower the chances of premature delivery by taking a daily dose of aspirin, research has found.<p>A low dose …

Pregnancy

Hibiscus tea: Health benefits and risks

Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be …

Tea

3 Reasons To Invest In Workplace Wellbeing

<b>A healthy and happy team is a productive one.</b><p>When our businesses are busy and we’re swamped, it’s easy to overlook our own health and that of our …

The Workplace