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Heart Health Problems Affect Brain Health

2020 03 Mar

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills and even the brain’s ability to properly regulate its blood flow, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd... Read more

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Smoking and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2019 08 Jul

The most in-depth study in the world on smoking risks to cardiovascular health reveals 17 Australian smokers die each day from heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.  The Australian National University (ANU) conducted a study, in partnership with the Heart Foundation and the Sax Institute, with 190,000 Australian smokers and... Read more

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E-Cigarettes: What a Practising Cardiologist Needs to Know

2017 07 Feb

Should E-cigarettes be tolerated, or even favoured over tobacco, as a less harmful substitute for those unable to stop smoking tobacco? Although E-cigarettes may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they are definitely not harmless, according to a systematic review published in The American Journal of Cardiology. See Also : Study: 28% of... Read more

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Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Mortality Risk

2015 24 Nov

According to a pooled analysis of three large cohort studies ( Nurses' Health Study , Nurses' Health Study II  and  Health Professionals Follow-Up Study ) people who drink coffee - whether its caffeinated, decaffeinated, or overall—have a lower mortality risk than coffee nondrinkers. The study is published in Circulation.  The positive impact of... Read more

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Adult Hypertension Can Be Identified In Childhood

2015 19 Oct

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests people at risk of high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood. The research is published in the journal Hypertension .  High blood pressure, often described as the silent killer, is generally treated around middle or old age since most people... Read more

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Smoking and Preterm Birth More Than Triples Risk of CVD

2015 09 Jul

Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900 000 mothers published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The risk of maternal CVD increased in a dose response relationship with the number and severity of preterm births. “Smoking and preterm... Read more

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Smoking - Strongest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

2015 31 May

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has warned that all forms of smoking are bad for the heart. The warning comes just ahead of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything. There has been a lot of research over the past 2-3... Read more

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European Coronary Patients Not Meeting Treatment Targets

2015 18 Feb

The latest findings from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, show that most coronary patients in Europe are failing to achieve their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets as set out in the latest prevention guidelines. Overall, less than half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits... Read more

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Study: Heavy Drinking in Midlife Ups Stroke Risk by 34%

2015 04 Feb

Although high blood pressure and diabetes are known to raise the risk of stroke, a longitudinal study has shown that, for middle-aged adults, heavy drinking may be one factor that increases this risk even more. Researchers found that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle age raises the risk of stroke by more than a third. Their... Read more