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Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation

...surable effect on the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries and also plays a major role in alleviating pain in many patients. Researchers from the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine in Fairfield, Iowa, conducted the study along with others from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles ...

Eat greens to have a ever green heart

Coronary heart disease, which occurs when arteries that carry blood to the heart become blocked, is one among the leading causes of death. Two new studies reveal that fruits, vegetables and a diet low in fat can protect against heart disease. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber, potassium, folate a...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

...ition in which fatty plaque accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs the flow of blood and oxygen. In the...es each year. Those with more plaque inside their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increased blood homocystein...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...re was substantial fatty plaque buildup inside the arteries regardless of body weight, family history, smoking...researchers patients with more plaque inside their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ,"bad" cholesterol, and increased blood homocystein...

Hostility can hurt your heart

...caused damage to the cells lining the walls of the arteries which contributes to its thickening leading to a block. The study showed that men had higher levels of homocysteine as they show more hostility and anger than women and are at higher risk for heart disease. Stoney further stated that high-hostile m...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

...e risk is atheroma - fatty deposits in the carotid arteries serving the brain. This can be picked up through a dental x-ray. Researchers in California have assessed dental x-rays and medical records of 52 women of average age 70. Sixteen of these women had atheroma in the neck and their histories revealed a n...

Bald head bad health

...theroscelrosis - build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries - and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.Researchers also say that heart disease and baldness may be inherited together and they recommended that bald men should be monitored more closely for heart problems....

The cocaine danger

... too much cocaine is well known to cause damage to arteries - but now a new study reveals that it can force th...rs complain of is due to the drug sending coronary arteries into spasm, researchers say.Researchers say cocaine is now so widespread that cocaine users presenti...

Vitamin C for the heart

...ion in which fatty build-up accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs blood flow. In PAD, blood flow in the legs and feet is impaired, which can cause lameness and pain. PAD is also associated with an increased risk of death and disability caused by heart attack and stroke.// PAD may cause inflammation ...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...S doctors. In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the arteries in the legs and arms become blocked with the same kind of fatty deposits - plaque - which cause coronary artery disease. The best way of treating it is very simple - keep walking. While the disease makes walking painful, regular exercise does actuall...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

... not affect the same type of muscles in the heart, arteries or lungs, indicating that the prokineticins played an exclusive role in regulating intestinal muscles. The researchers found two prokineticins that are chemically similar. In addition, the researchers found a site that may be a receptor on the surf...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

... ALT-711, snips bonds or crosslinks created in the arteries and other tissues when glucose attaches to the protein collagen. // Crosslinks are cable-like structures that inhibit the natural flexibility of collagen strands. They tend to proliferate with age. Crosslinks appear to toughen tissues and may con...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...osclerosis, conditions which narrow and harden the arteries and impair blood supply to all parts of the body, including the brain. The researchers suggest that this may explain why smoking has an impact on intellect. The study also found that people who drank moderately before the age of 65 were marginally l...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...effect is caused by reduced blood flow through the arteries that feed the uterus. Doctors from the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in London studied 200 expectant mothers. They found pregnant women who were more anxious or stressed had "significantly abnormal patterns of blood flow through the uterin...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...studies. CAD occurs when fatty deposits narrow the arteries that supply blood to the heart, and can lead to chest pain and heart attack. In the first study, researchers identified interleukin-6 (IL-6)//, an immune system protein that plays a role in inflammation, as a risk factor for death from CAD.They su...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

...ood vessels in hearts with severe hardening of the arteries -- may provide a viable new option for thousands o...rom drugs to surgical procedures that open blocked arteries and improve blood flow to the heart. But the success of these treatments has created another problem...

Arterial stiffness prevented by light drinking

...ho have one or two drinks a day have more flexible arteries than non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. Researchers at the National Institute on Ageing Gerontology have found another of those U-shaped relationships for alcohol consumption and health. In the U-shaped relationship, light to moderate drinkers enjoy mo...

Drink alcohol for intelligence

... may help prevent or restrict the hardening of the arteries which could lessen blood flow to the brain. // However, there are other factors linked to moderate alcohol consumption which could also be linked to improved IQ. The researchers, at the National Institute for Longevity Sciences in Aichi Prefecture...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

...wed an improvement in the functioning of the men's arteries and increased blood flow. Further study will show if you can get the same benefits from other forms of exercise....

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...very widely used procedure for unblocking coronary arteries and so preventing heart attacks. It involves inserting a small balloon into the blood vessel and then inflating it to push the walls of the vessel apart. The problem is that in 20 per cent of cases the vessel re-blocks - a process called restenosis w...

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