Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.
The flu shot also appeared to protect those with type 2 diabetes from hospitalizations for stroke, as well as heart and breathing problems, the study said.
British researchers looked at […]

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

July 26, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.
But that benefit was only seen if stroke patients got to a stroke center in less than 90 […]

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women’s Hearts

July 25, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.
“The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life determine our well-being and freedom from chronic […]

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

July 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report.
These serious strokes — called subarachnoid hemorrhages — are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to nonsmokers, […]

More School Is Better for Your Heart, Study Suggests

July 20, 2016

While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

July 19, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds.
“If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and will be less likely to develop breast cancer and less likely […]

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

July 15, 2016

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable risk factors, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the most […]

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors who had high blood pressure or other heart risk factors before their stroke may be at greater risk for another stroke and dementia years later, a new Dutch study finds.
“We already know that stroke patients have an increased risk of recurrent stroke and dementia,” explained study […]

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

July 13, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests.
In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 was 19 percent for men and 11 […]

Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control

July 12, 2016

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sufficient dietary levels of the mineral nutrient magnesium might be a boon to good blood pressure, new research suggests.
“Magnesium dilates arteries, and in doing so lowers the blood pressure,” explained Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist who reviewed the new findings.
“Foods high in magnesium include whole grains, beans, nuts […]

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