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Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

The scents and smells of essential oils can provide more benefits beyond a feeling of rest and relaxation. According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the essential oils used in aromatherapy for stress relief are also found to have a positive impact on heart rate and... 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


Limiting Scar Tissue Following a Heart Attack

Limiting Scar Tissue Following a Heart Attack

Scientists appear to have taken a first step toward creating a gene therapy to prevent the heart-hardening fibrous scar tissue that replaces the dead muscle left by a heart attack. The findings, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, suggest there is a protein that plays a crucial r... 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


Four Predictors of Long Life

Four Predictors of Long Life

Evidence is mounting that some rather surprising attributes and habits of a person's life can pretty well foretell whether that man or woman will live to a ripe old age. Here are four of them: -- Having strong legs. Leg strength translates into good flexibility, balance and endurance, which a... Read More


Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who walk faster, according to research published on bmj.com. The authors say the findings highlight the importance of fitness in preserving life and function during old age. Read More


Why Women Live Longer

Why Women Live Longer

Across the globe, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Founder of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University explains why 85% of people over 100 years old are women. One large reason is the large advantage women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease. Women de... Read More


Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Fat collections in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. Appearing in the journal Obesity, the study also found that measurin... Read More


High-Red-Meat Diet Raises Mortality Risk

High-Red-Meat Diet Raises Mortality Risk

Americans who consume large amounts of red and processed meats face a greater likelihood of death by cancer or heart disease, a recent study found.     The research was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine , and is the largest study of its kind, with over a half-mil... Read More


High Fructose Corn Syrup Is An Ingredient for Hypertension

High Fructose Corn Syrup Is An Ingredient for Hypertension

Individuals who consume a diet high in corn syrup increase their risk of developing high blood pressure, according to findings published in a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Annual Meeting. The findings suggest that cutting back on processed foods and beverages that con... Read More


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