Young women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries may have a reduced risk of heart attack, a new study has found.
The reason, researchers believe, is that those fruits, like other red and blue fruits and vegetables, have high concentrations of anthocyanin, a flavonoid that may help lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel function.
The scientists behind the study are from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in the UK.
These flavonoids are also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits. According to the new research the anthocyanins may provide other cardiovascular benefits — including preventing the buildup of heart attack-causing plaque.
Angioplasty is used to re-open coronary arteries that have become narrowed by atherosclerotic plaque. This procedure is used to treat blocked coronary arteries as well as arteries in other parts of the body. Angioplasty requires only local anesthesia and sometimes mild sedation (relaxing medications). Patients typically spend the night in the hospital and are able to return to normal activity in a day or two.
During balloon angioplasty, a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery in the groin. A tiny balloon is then passed through the catheter and is guided to the narrowed area(s), where the balloon is expanded to stretch open the artery.
A world-first Viagra-style drug for women is being developed by a pharmaceutical company based in Canada.
-Researchers are undertaking clinical trials for the revolutionary treatment to boost female sexual arousal, appetite and satisfaction.
-The product, a regular spray that contains testosterone and is sprayed in the nose in the hours before any sexual activity, News.com.au reported.
-Experts said the treatment could help nearly one in three women around the world who did not get full satisfaction and fundamentally transform relationships.
-Prof Susan Davis, director of the Women’s Health Research Program at Monash University, said the treatment would act like “Viagra for women” and was a “world-first breakthrough”.
“Rather than a long-term, therapy-based approach, this drug can be taken just when a woman anticipates sexual activity,” the website quoted Prof Davis as saying.
“This could be a breakthrough study for women who currently are frustrated by the lack of any treatment options,” she added.
-The fact is that every pharmaceutical with testosterone could create the same effects or very similar. So We just live it like that, please.
Snoring could be an early warning sign of the risk of heart disease, than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol, says study.
Snoring is tied to increased thickening of the lining of the two large blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygenated blood.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a sleep disorder that occurs due to the collapse of the airway in the throat during sleep and causes loud snoring and periodic pauses in breathing – has long been linked to cardiovascular disease, along with a host of other serious health issues.
But the risk for cardiovascular disease may actually begin with snoring, long before it becomes OSA.
Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance and it shouldn’t be ignored. Patients need to seek treatment in the same way they would if they had sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.