Loneliness is linked to increased risk of death in patients with heart disease.

By Steven Reinberg Loneliness can take a heavy toll on heart patients — including a higher risk of death in the year after hospitalization, researchers found. “This study confirms what has also been indicated in previous research regarding the serious health consequences of loneliness,” said lead researcher Anne Vinggaard Christensen, of Copenhagen University Hospital inContinue reading “Loneliness is linked to increased risk of death in patients with heart disease.”

Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

Here’s one way to predict your heart health: get down and give me 41. A new study finds that men who can perform at least 40 push-ups in one attempt are much less likely to suffer from heart disease within the next 10 years. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health sayContinue reading “Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease”

Coffee drinkers may live longer

Coffee lovers may live longer than those who don’t imbibe — with lower risks of early death from heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, a large U.S. study finds. Researchers said the study, published online Nov. 16 in Circulation, adds to a large body of evidence on the good side of coffee.Continue reading “Coffee drinkers may live longer”

New scientific evidence that intermittent fasting has health benefits

by Charles Q. Choi Instead of eating three square meals a day, an eating schedule that involves “intermittent fasting” could help fight not just obesity but many related diseases of modern life, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, researchers say. he advice given on fighting obesity usually focuses on consuming fewer calories andContinue reading “New scientific evidence that intermittent fasting has health benefits”

Sleep or die — growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night’s sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, obesity and other conditions. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the largest physician-based organization forContinue reading “Sleep or die — growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes”

Sitting too much may be twice as dangerous for your health as being obese.

There’s been a fast growing body of evidence in the last several years that lack of exercise – or sedentariness – is a major risk factor in health. It’s been linked to heart disease, cancer, and to an early death. And now, a new study finds that lack of exercise may actually be even moreContinue reading “Sitting too much may be twice as dangerous for your health as being obese.”

How stress can clog your arteries

By Sarah C. P. Williams There’s a reason people say “Calm down or you’re going to have a heart attack.” Chronic stress—such as that brought on by job, money, or relationship troubles—is suspected to increase the risk of a heart attack. Now, researchers studying harried medical residents and harassed rodents have offered an explanation forContinue reading “How stress can clog your arteries”