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Bariatric surgery is linked to significantly fewer heart attacks and strokes

A nationwide study of nearly 7,500 people who are obese or severely obese has found that bariatric surgery is linked to significantly fewer heart attacks and strokes. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal [1], found there … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

The world faces an air pollution ‘pandemic’. Researchers say people’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years worldwide from different sources of air pollution

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research [1]. … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Until now, most studies have looked at the association between food and … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs: study of 125,500 atrial fibrillation patients

Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. If doctors see … Continue reading

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 12:04 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Premature menopause increases the risk of multiple health problems in your 60s

Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These are the findings from … Continue reading

Published Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Fertility

Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?

For the first time researchers have assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Low income and work stress contribute to link between education, heart disease and stroke: first nationwide study of 1.68 million people

Low educational levels predict an increased risk of developing or dying from heart disease and stroke according to the first nationwide study of the link between education and risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

More than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, which is published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Respiratory

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke. Decreasing your physical activity is linked to increased cardiovascular risk

People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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