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Fewer Black Women Who Exercise Have Diabetes

Fewer Black Women Who Exercise Have Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is less frequent among black women who engage in vigorous walking for exercise several times a week, according to a recent study, regardless of whether they're thin or fat. The study, performed by Julie Palmer of Boston University and her colleagues and published in the Ame... Read More


Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

If you exercise vigorously before eating a fatty meal, your arteries will likely still be able to dilate normally in response to the body's requirement for increased blood flow, a recent study has found. It was already known that intense exercise helps artery linings - called the vascular ... Read More


Caffeine During Pregnancy May Damage Fetus' Heart

Caffeine During Pregnancy May Damage Fetus' Heart

In our highly caffeinated American society, one class of people may be particularly at risk: expectant mothers and the fetuses they bear. Recent experimental evidence indicates that pregnant mice exposed to just a single dose of caffeine (the equivalent of two cups of coffee in humans) pro... Read More


Mitochondrial Breakdown Produces Heart Disease

Mitochondrial Breakdown Produces Heart Disease

On the basis of a new study, scientists are suggesting that heart disease may be caused by degradation of tiny cellular components called mitochondria - and that the cure may be found in taking steps to rejuvenate the little ovoid bodies. Researchers who introduced a defect into the mitochond... Read More


The Healing Influence of Religiousness

The Healing Influence of Religiousness

Study after study over the years has shown that practicing one's religion - with all of the persistence and sincerity that demands - inevitably leads to improved health and ability to recover from illness. For example, a 1987-95 research investigation of 21,000 Americans found that those who ... Read More


Obesity Not Always Indicative of Cardiovascular Risk

Obesity Not Always Indicative of Cardiovascular Risk

Obese people do not always carry an increased risk of heart disease, while some individuals of normal weight do. Two studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, revealed that how fat was distributed, like fat around the abdomen, was a consistent risk factor for heart disease. Peop... Read More


The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

Dr. Marriane Legato discusses what she believes to be one of the most interesting issues concerning men. At any age, from birth to 85 years, men die at a greater number than women. Their vulnerability in the womb is very interesting. About 250 male fetuses are conceived for every 100 females ... Read More


Five Measures for Preventing 100,000 American Deaths a Year

Five Measures for Preventing 100,000 American Deaths a Year

New research by the Partnership for Prevention suggests that over 100,000 Americans lives could be spared each year by increasing five preventive steps. The report claims that there are serious shortcomings in disease prevention across the US, especially for ethnic minorities. The greatest pr... Read More


What is an Aneurysm?

What is an Aneurysm?

WHAT IS AN AORTIC ANEURYSM? With Dr.Sateesh Babu Vascular Associates of Westchester Read More


A Healthy Lifestyle Can Add 14 Years to Your Life

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Add 14 Years to Your Life

Exercise, drinking alcohol moderately, eating enough fruits and vegetables, and not smoking can add as many as 14 years to your lifespan, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge on 20,000 people between the ages of 45 and 79 years over the course of a decade. All ... Read More


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