Sitting and Heart Health

Sitting and Heart Health

There are lots of good reasons to sit down these days, and unfortunately for our hearts one of them is good television. There’s just so much of it! But if you’re also sitting for hours at a desk job too then you’re getting a double dose of badness. Sitting down for...
Diabetes and Vertigo Connection

Diabetes and Vertigo Connection

As if diabetes wasn’t bad enough on its own, it’s quite common for it to give you vertigo too. Brazilian researchers have just published a review of scientific literature on that subject in the journal Revista CEFAC, looking at the reasons why it happens. So, here’s...
Can You Blame Your Parents for Your Sleep Apnea?

Can You Blame Your Parents for Your Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a destructive disorder that causes daytime sleepiness, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even early death. Given its severity, it is important to know how much it’s preventable through behavior change and how much of it is already in our...
3 Powerful Foods That Dissolve Blood Clots

3 Powerful Foods That Dissolve Blood Clots

Drug companies have come up with a whole host of medications meant to dissolve blood clots, because it’s one of the major keys to preventing heart attacks and strokes. These blood thinners are often advertised as life-enhancing, but the side-effects they come...
High Blood Pressure? Eat this Vegetable

High Blood Pressure? Eat this Vegetable

Researchers from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands have spent 10 years looking at the diets of 20,000 men and women. They paid a lot of attention to the fruits and vegetables that these people are the most of, so you can bet they know what’s good for you!...
Drink This Juice to Lower Cholesterol

Drink This Juice to Lower Cholesterol

Many studies agree that this juice is fabulous stuff. The science says it bestows such great cardiovascular benefits because it’s packed with carotenoids, calcium, and it also delivers a thunderbolt’s worth of vitamin A. Tomato juice is great at reducing both...
High Blood Pressure Cured by This Vampire

High Blood Pressure Cured by This Vampire

Wouldn’t it be great if a vampire could cure your high blood pressure? Dracula would probably tell you that he could do it in the blink of an eye, and we believe him. One bite and your blood pressure would be history! (Although, to be honest, so would you…) But...
This Acid Reflux Drugs Fracture Bones

This Acid Reflux Drugs Fracture Bones

It is common for infants to spit up their food after a meal, but if they also vomit, cough, and choke frequently, struggle to eat, and fail to gain weight, then a well-meaning doctor may decide to prescribe a drug for acid reflux. But a study just published in the...
Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol Levels?

Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol Levels?

Eggs of one sort or another are a firm favorite that show up in a lot of people’s breakfasts, but how many times have you heard people tell you that eating eggs will raise your cholesterol? Science hasn’t completely settled the debate yet, but a new contribution to...
Want to Lower Blood Pressure by 40%? Try kindness!

Want to Lower Blood Pressure by 40%? Try kindness!

We’ve all heard the usual advice about lowering blood pressure. Get plenty of sleep, try not to stress, eat right and get some exercise. But now there’s another way to combat high blood pressure that doesn’t involve any of those things. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon...