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Heart Health Boosted by Walnut and Walnut Oil

Heart Health Boosted by Walnut and Walnut Oil

In addition to lowering cholesterol, it appears that eating whole walnuts and walnut oil also lowers the risk of heart disease in other ways. This is according to a new study funded by the California Walnut Board. Read More


The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Getting enough deep sleep is akin to delivering a strong healing medicine to the body. However, the reverse is true, as well. In fact, getting routinely poor or insufficient sleep can contribute to ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and weight gain, according... Read More


Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation therapy involves using a chemical compound to improve an individual's health by extracting excess metal atoms in the body, forming compounds that are then expelled from the body through urination. Thus far, science has found limited effectiveness in utilizing this therapy. Empiricall... Read More


Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

A natural compound found in grapes and red wine appears to have the potential to work against the causes of a variety of age-related illness, potentially curing them in the process. That compound, resveratrol, may become a new class of drugs that targets age-related disorders such as cancer, A... Read More


6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Such a simple - and vitally important - item as a blood pressure reading can be considerably inaccurate unless six simple factors are taken into account. Getting an accurate reading is important because a false high reading can cause unnecessary medication, anxiety and disruption in a patient'... Read More


Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Social stress is linked to deposits of harmful fats in the abdomen, which can accelerate the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to research presented by a new US study. Read More


More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements not only help prevent cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals, but also reduce the incidence of deadly cardiac events in patients with existing heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College... Read More


Low-Carb Diets Linked to Plaque Buildup

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Plaque Buildup

Though low-carb/high-protein diets have been proven to be successful for weight loss, there have been few studies examining the diets' long-term vascular effects. Now, a study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides new data on the subject, demonstrating that mice placed on a 12-wee... Read More


Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

In an exciting new clinical trial, neural stem cell therapy was used to treat a stroke patient for the first time. Read More


A Stressful Job Raises a Woman's Risk of Heart Disease

A Stressful Job Raises a Woman's Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study conducted at the Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts compared women in highly stressful occupations compared to women in less stressful occupations and found that stress had a significant impact on health. Read More


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