Your nose blocks up, your head feels like a bag of lead, and the chills send you straight back into bed.
There's no mistaking, the common cold is a nuisance.
But if you have heart trouble, you're 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack straight after a cold, so it's important to avoid getting sick this winter.
Find out more below... Study shows a cold could bring on a heart attack..... ››› more
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to prepare for emergency situations.
There are a number of courses you can take... Like learning to survive a hijacking for instance, first-aid courses, guidelines for surving a plane crash, etc.
These are all very handy. And, to add to this important knowledge, there are four life-saving na... ››› more
When it comes to your heart health, you know that high blood pressure and cholesterol play a big role.
But what about elevated triglycerides?
These are often overlooked, but high triglyceride levels are as dangerous as having high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).
Studies show high triglyceride levels block blood flow to the heart and brain, which can cause a heart attack o... ››› more
You know that milkshakes are high in fat and sugar, and therefore bad for your waistline. What you probably didn't know is that indulging in this delicious drink can also set the stage for heart attack. That's according to a new study published in the journal Laboratory Investigation.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in the United State... ››› more
Approximately 50% of people who have heart attacks have perfectly health cholesterol levels. This is something that has long puzzled doctors all around the world. Up until now, at least...
Doctors are finally starting to understand how, for example, patients whose total cholesterol was just about 145 - that's well below the 200 threshold - have suffered heart attacks. Keep reading to learn more... ››› more
Who would've ever thought that there's a link between the flu and a heart attack?
Research conducted by scientists at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Public Health Ontario (PHO) found that chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection.
Keep reading for the full findings of the... ››› more
You'd think that it's the amount of fat in your body that affects your risk for heart attack and other chronic health problems.
However, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows that it's actually where your body stores fat that affects your risk not only for heart attack, but also stroke and diabetes.
To reach these findings, the researc... ››› more
Signs of heart attack differ from men to women. Women don't always experience the same typical heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arms.
Yes, some women do experience these symptoms, but in such a case they're usually vague or even silent…
On that note, we're sharing five signs of heart attack in women that you should take note of - here they a... ››› more
Omega-3 fish oil aids in healing after heart attack by improving function of the heart and reducing scarring in the undamaged muscle. This goes according to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation.
These findings are highly significant as your heart's shape and function can change after heart attack and potentially lead to heart failure. So just how much o... ››› more
We've long known that trans-fatty acids, the unsaturated fatty acids produced as by-products during food manufacturing, raise bad cholesterol levels and increase risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new study by researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has found yet another reason to avoid trans-fatty acids: They promote cell death in a direct manner, which can lead to the development of atherosclerosis... ››› more
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