LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The number one killer in America is heart disease.
Now there’s a simple new test that possibly predicts heart disease years in advance not by looking at your heart, but your fingers instead.
KCAL9?s Juan Fernandez spoke to Dr. Chris Renna of LifeSpan Medicine in Santa Monica to find out how the test works.
In the past decade, big tobacco has finally developed and marketed a cigarette* that does not cause cancer**.
It’s the closest we’ve come to a cancer-free cigarette, which tobacco companies have been fantasizing about since the 1950s.
But there are a few catches.
*First, they are arguably not even cigarettes, without the tobacco content or taste that the 1.1 billion global smokers enjoy. That’s the primary reason why e-cigarettes still represent only a tiny share of [...]
“There is no question that HFCS-90 is illegal. The FDA has stated it doesn’t have adequate information to assess its safety, and that additional data on the effects of fructose consumption are needed to ensure that this product is safe.”
The FDA has only authorized the use of HFCS with a maximum 55% fructose concentration. HFCS-90 contains 90% fructose. Extensive medical studies have linked excess fructose consumption to serious health risks including obesity, [...]
Closer you live to heavy-traffic roads, higher calcium level around heart
Research finds for every 300ft closer to major traffic, levels rise by 10%
Traffic pollution and noise believed to act through similar body pathways
Both cause imbalance in nervous system which regulates blood pressure
Study by professor in Germany presented to Italy cardiology conference
Living near a busy road can cause heart disease, research claims.
Long-term exposure to air particles from traffic pollution can cause clogging of the arteries, [...]
The stress of commuting can lead to workers dying earlier than their more relaxed colleagues
Commuters take more sick leave and gain more weight over their working lives
People complaining of a killer commute may be closer to the truth than they realise.
Research has found that workers with long commutes of over 30 miles die younger than those who live closer to their work.
Social geographer Erika Sandow from Sweden’s Umeå University presented her [...]
Should packets of crisps carry a health warning?
You might scoff at the suggestion, but it comes as evidence emerges to show the snack is bad news — fuelling not just the obesity and heart disease epidemics, but linked to developmental problems in unborn babies, hyperactivity in children and potentially cancer in adults.
The risks would not be so critical were it not for the alarming extent to which Britain’s crisp-munching habit [...]
Women are more angry and hostile if they get insufficient sleep, say North Carolina scientists
Sleep deprivation also increases women’s risk of heart disease, stroke and depression
But a man’s health is barely affected by lack of sleep
If the woman in your life woke up grumpy this morning, don’t be too hard on her. It is, apparently, only natural.
Scientists have discovered that women need more sleep than men. And chances are, she’s [...]
Drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wine
Research shows drugs which could prevent cancer and diabetes now viable
Medication can be taken topically or orally
No drugs yet developed to target aging skin
Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.
The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to [...]
This has surely got something to do with the horsemeat stuff. I don’t mean literally eating horsemeat, but with some wider agenda.
I don’t think a story like this is coincidence.
Analysis of diets of 500,000 linked meat to cancer and heart disease deaths
Should be ‘limit of no more than 20g a day of processed meat’, equal to one rasher of cheap bacon or one full English breakfast a week
Meals containing too much [...]
One week of bad sleep can “switch off” hundreds of genes and raise the risk of a host of illnesses including obesity and heart disease, scientists claim.
Getting fewer than six hours’ sleep per night deactivates genes which play a key role in the body’s constant process of self-repair and replenishment, according to a new study.
The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat [...]
More bad news for soda lovers: in addition to obesity and heart disease, the sugary drinks may be tied to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Australian researchers found.
People who consumed at least a half a liter of soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to develop either lung condition compared with those who didn’t partake at all (OR 2.33, 95% CI 1.51 to 3.60), Zumin [...]
Visits to the dentist are never pleasant. Not only do we have our pearly whites scraped, prodded and drilled, we then have to endure a telling-off for not having flossed.
Dentists insist it will keep our teeth sparkling and free from decay, as well as keeping our gums healthy. Regular flossing has even been said to protect us from heart disease.
Yet, for most of us who try wrestling with the tape, [...]
CINCINNATI, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – Married couples tend to live longer and adapt better to health setbacks than their single counterparts.
The number of Americans who live together without being married continues to rise — from 400,000 in 1960 to 7.6 million in 2011, according to Census data. However, new research indicates that married people live longer than those that cohabit.
Researchers Hui Liu of Michigan State University and Corinne Reczek at the [...]
November 12, 2012
SMACKING or shouting at children boosts their risk of developing cancer, heart disease and asthma, British researchers have claimed.
Psychologists said that punishment in childhood makes kids more prone to serious illness later in life.
They state that hitting or even just yelling at youngsters can trigger a significant chain of biological changes that can damage their future health.
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On the most basic level, inflammation is the way in which the body reacts to a disturbance, be it infection, irritation, or other injury. More specifically, however, the inflammatory response – which in addition to swelling can also include redness, warmth, and pain – occurs when blood, antibodies, and other immune system components rush to the scene of the crime to attempt to repair the damage.
In most areas of [...]
October 19, 2012
The World Health Organisation, which bills itself as ‘impartial’, has been taking hundreds of thousands of pounds from the fast-food industry to help fill black holes in its budget to tackle obesity, it has emerged.
WHO works on behalf of 194 nations to tackle disease like malaria and AIDS but also battle on-going problems like diabetes and heart disease caused by chronic problems like obesity.
But now it has [...]
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Further presenting non-stick cookware dangers, a new study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine reveals a relation between PFOA (the chemical in Teflon, used in nonstick pans among other things) and heart disease. While scientists are cautious, as they always are, to say they are definitively linked, some say steering clear of the chemical “just in case” wouldn’t be a bad idea.
According to the study published in the journal The [...]
Workers who feel over-pressured yet powerless are more at danger than those who suffer less stress
Being in a stressful job where you are bossed around could raise the risk of a heart attack by a quarter, warn researchers.
They said workers who feel over-pressured yet powerless are more at danger than counterparts who suffer less stress.
Their major review of heart health among 200,000 workers examined the risk for all occupations, from [...]
Short periods of high-intensity exercise found to be better at warding off heart disease
Longer periods of less strenuous activity proved less effective at cutting fat that lingers in blood after eating
It sounds like a couch potato’s dream: two-and-a-half minutes of exercise could be just as good as a 90-minute run.
Research suggests that short, sharp bursts of exercise are better at warding off heart disease than much longer – but less [...]
August 3, 2012
Weekly rewards of as little as $5 could keep people on track with their medications, says a new study.
“It helps the patient understand that we are serious about helping them get treated,” said Dr. Deb Sodt, who leads the Minnesota Department of Health Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Program and was not involved in the new work.
Recent studies suggest that fewer than half of people don’t follow doctors’ [...]
Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer?
Yet that’s the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in British soil that it’s affecting the food chain, our diets and, ultimately, our risk of disease.
The body uses selenium to make ‘selenoproteins’, which [...]
Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the past 30 years, an alarming public health development that is contributing about $150 billion a year to the overall cost of U.S. health care.
Almost one in five children aged six to eleven are seriously overweight, making them highly vulnerable to heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.
At the same time, Congress and the Department of Agriculture are spending more than $1.28 billion annually to subsidize the [...]
People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of studies was published in the Lancet.
Eight out of 10 youngsters age 13 to 15 don’t get enough exercise, according to one of the Lancet studies released Tuesday, [...]
Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!
By Dwight Lundell, MD
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many [...]
The United States is facing the fact that by 2030 almost 50 percent of its population will be massively overweight, as people stuff their faces with junk food and never take the time to exercise.
However, obesity is not a problem faced by the animal kingdom, as each gorilla, squirrel, tiger and elephant battles daily with mother nature’s law of survival of the fittest.
Supposing though for a second that animals were [...]
CHICAGO (STMW) – The death of eight more people in Chicago over the weekend have been attributed at least in part to heat-related causes, bringing the total of heat-related deaths in Cook County to 18, surpassing the total from last year.
Autopsies conducted on Sunday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office listed heat stress as a factor in the latest deaths, which include:
Lucille Griffith, 100, of the 7300 block of South [...]
Women could remain fertile indefinitely after successful ovarian transplants lead to births and delay the menopause, doctors have told a conference.
A technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it for decades and then replace it with delicate surgery could effectively put a woman’s menopause ‘on ice’, doctors said.
The only thing preventing them from having babies into their old age would be their physical ability to carry a pregnancy, they said.
ould exercise actually be bad for some healthy people? A well-known group of researchers, including one who helped write the scientific paper justifying national guidelines that promote exercise for all, say the answer may be a qualified yes.
By analyzing data from six rigorous exercise studies involving 1,687 people, the group found that about 10 percent actually got worse on at least one measure related to heart disease: blood pressure and [...]