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Men’s Health Week 2020: Give Him the Support He Needs

Jun 08, 2020

It’s men’s health month! In June each year, the whole world brings every man into focus and raises awareness on health issues affecting them. Because it’s rare for the male species to pause and check their health, thinking there are more important...

Shoctober Defibrillator Awareness Month 2019

Sep 16, 2019

What is Shoctober? October is nationally recognised as Defibrillator Awareness Month, thus Shoctober. And during this month, everyone is encouraged to let their workplace know that they should cares about cardiac arrest survival. They can do this by...

World Heart Day 2019

Aug 26, 2019

What is World Heart Day? Tagged as the world's and the World Heart Federation's biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease, World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29 September. And this year, everyone is called upon to become Heart...

National Stroke Week 2019

Aug 09, 2019

From 2-8 September 2019, the Stroke Foundation will lead the campaign for National Stroke Week 2019 that aims to encourage Australians who recognise the F.A.S.T signs of stroke to call an ambulance, thereby potentially saving a life. They are F.A.S.T.

Can Caffeine Help with Heart Problems?

Aug 29, 2018

For some of us, too much coffee makes our heart race. But a new study has found coffee and tea could actually help with heart problems. New research from Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in the US, has found a link between caffeine...

Exercise Can Do More for Your Health Than Medications

Jun 12, 2018

The best exercises you can do are those that can keep your weight under control, improve your range of motion as well as your balance, strengthen your bones and protect your joints. The following are 5 of the best exercises you can do for optimum health: Swimming...

Study: Eat Chocolate to Calm Your Heart

Jun 01, 2018

If there's a scientific reason to eat chocolate, I want to know about it. And if you love the sweet stuff too, you'll be pleased to know that eating chocolate has been linked to a lower risk of heart flutter. Yes, that means you can now say "I'm eating...

Sugar: Why healthy people have heart disease

Nov 06, 2017

If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to look away now. Because a new study has found that even ‘healthy’ people who eat a lot of sugar have a higher risk of heart disease. The University of Surrey study, found that men considered ‘healthy’ had...

5 Ways to Use Less Salt

May 06, 2016

Salt is an essential mineral for your body.  The sodium found in salt supports nerves by transmitting nerve impulses and contracting muscle fibres. Sodium also works with potassium to balance fluid levels in your body.  In order to do this, you actually...

How is Fruit Healthy for the Heart?

Apr 27, 2016

Even as nutritional advice has evolved, one tenet has remained: fruits and vegetables are essential for maintaining optimal health and wellness. And a new study has linked fresh fruit to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Published in the New...

Study: Quitting Smoking After a Heart Attack Boosts Health

Sep 11, 2015

Any time is a good time to quit smoking. And now researchers have found that kicking the habit after a heart attack has fast and immediate health benefits. In fact, within one month of quitting smoking after a cardiac event, people experience a vast...

Lowering Cholesterol

Jul 02, 2013

Not all cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol is a fatty, wax-like substance which is essential for building healthy cells and some important hormones. Your blood stream may contain two types of cholesterol: HDL (good cholesterol), and LDL (bad cholesterol).

Laughter for a Healthy Heart

Feb 04, 2013

When did you last have a good belly laugh? New research has found that getting giggly isn’t just good for our wellbeing, it’s also crucial for keeping our heart healthy.The University of Maryland School of Medicine study found that laughter is linked...

Cranberry Juice for a Healthy Heart

Sep 18, 2012

Hardening of the arteries is a condition caused by the build up of calcium plaque in the blood vessels. Technically called atherosclerosis, the steady accumulation of calcium can go completely unnoticed until it becomes so great that it clogs the arteries...

Study: Dark Chocolate for Your Heart

Jun 22, 2012

Sometimes nutritionists can seem like spoilsports, telling us our favourite treats are bad for our health and should be avoided. If you're a chocolate lover, there is nothing to fear in a recent study that recommends a daily serving of dark chocolate...

Sugary Drinks Raise Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Dec 09, 2011

A recent study by a team of researchers at Northwestern Univeriity's Department of Preventive Medicine in Chicago, Illinois shows that sugary drinks raise diabetes and heart disease risk, particularly in women. While soft drinks and other sweetened drinks...

Tai Chi Benefits Patients with Heart Failure

Jul 19, 2011

A study carried out in the US suggests that tai chi, a meditative exercise, may benefit people with chronic heart failure. The study recruited 100 people with chronic systolic heart failure for a 12-week program of tai chi, a form of exercise that links...

Yoga May Reduce Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Apr 19, 2011

In its long history – and it is a very long history, first mentioned in 3000-year-old Vedic texts – yoga has been attributed to healing or ameliorating many things. In one of the main texts on yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yoga is described as...

Cardiovascular Support: All You Need to Know To Prevent Heart Diseases

Jul 10, 2009

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death among middle-aged men and women. Studies confirm that heart disease may be developed early in life although its symptoms begin to surface only when the disease is at an advanced stage.

What is Worry?

Jun 22, 2009

Worry is your body's response to a stressful situation which you usually deal with a 'fight or flight' response. Not all situations, however, can be addressed by fighting or fleeing. When unresolved worry lingers, what may start as a problem in your...

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