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Archive for April, 2015

FDA advisers propose 2015 flu vaccine to be overhauled totally


Date: April 18th, 2015

For the past two flue seasons, exactly the same strains have been included by the influenza vaccine for the past two flue seasons but according to data available, the vaccine availed this year was very ineffective and the strains are circulating no more.

For pain, choose the right doctor


Date: April 17th, 2015

While most patients usually experience temporary pain, a majority of them, actually over 100 million American experience endless pain. Chronic pain comes in different forms and can be dull or sharp, broad or focused, excruciating or distracting and sometimes debilitating.

Prevention measures that help ward off heart disease


Date: April 16th, 2015

Researchers and physicians are always puzzled as to why most people avoid using medication as a way of controlling or preventing heart disease. In the US, heart disease is the top killer among adults and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6 facts worthy knowing about aspirin therapy for your heart


Date: April 15th, 2015

If you have been taking this self prescribed potent medication, you are advised to do away with the aspirin and seek an accurate risk assessment for heart disease. In case you have been advised to take a low dose aspirin by your doctor, reconsidering might be a good idea.

The silent threat of coronary artery disease


Date: April 14th, 2015

Studies show that heart disease is the main cause of death in America and each year, it kills more people than all the different types of cancer combined. According to the data availed by the American Heart Association, a US woman dies every minute due to cardiovascular disease with a total of 398 035 deaths in a year.

Tako- tsubo cardiomyopathy and what you should know about it


Date: April 13th, 2015

A broken heart increases the risk of the heart failing for some. For several decades now, doctors have been diagnosing a condition of the heart known as Tako- tsubo cardiomyopathy or broken heart syndrome. To start with, people didn’t take it very seriously in comparison to other heart conditions even though it comes with the signs of a heart attack not to forget that it can also be very fatal.

Risk of heart failure raised by taking fried foods


Date: April 12th, 2015

Eating fried foods puts you at a much higher risk of suffering from heart failure according to the findings of a new study. What the study suggests is that it is a very good idea to reduce the quantity and frequency in which you consume fried foods in a week in order to avoid various chronic conditions and heart failure.

Antidepressants found to lower the risk of heart disease and death


Date: April 11th, 2015

In this study, the researchers reported that using an antidepressant could lead to better heart health and longer life compared to using statin for people with depression. According to their research findings, the risk of getting diagnosed with heart disease for the first time.

dying or suffering from stroke was 53% lower for depressed people but who were using antidepressant medications. The specific brands of antidepressants that the subjects were taking weren’t reported by the researchers.

Benefits of antidepressant therapy

As far as the results of the study are concerned, it was found that people who had worse cases of depression reaped the most benefits from antidepressant therapy. People having symptoms of mild depression only didn’t show a reduction in the risk of heart disease.

Stress and depression can worsen heart disease


Date: April 10th, 2015

Psychosocial perfect storm

Stress and depression together with heart disease is a combination that can be very deadly. That is why it should be handled by people who have basic life support training and if one needs a BLS renewal, well, they should go for it too. Recently, researchers investigated what deep depression and significant stress can do on about 4500 heart disease patients and referred to the pairing as the ‘psychosocial perfect storm’.

Dementia can be staved off by good heart health


Date: April 9th, 2015

A new study has showed that when the heart is in good health, this can help a lot in protecting one against Alzheimer’s diseases as well as other kinds of dementia that might present them. This research was undertaken by at team from Vanderbilt University who analyzed data collected from more than 1000 people who they followed for a period of 11years.