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Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report

Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report

FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that obesity is on the rise worldwide — it’s doubled since 1980 — but people in the wealthiest nations are managing to reduce their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Despite rising … Read more

A Kiss: Miracle for your Health

A Kiss:  Miracle for your Health

Love cannot be deprived of a passionate kiss, is it too exaggerative in your opinion? Possibly you think the importance of a kiss in love is overstated in this way. But you must change your mind on it after reading … Read more

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study debunks the idea that the cholesterol-fighting drugs known as statins work better in people with high levels of a certain protein and may not work at all in those with low … Read more

Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — A stress management program based on cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease, Swedish researchers report. Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and … Read more

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Stroke rates have increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put these … Read more

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

SATURDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) — Five simple steps can help lower your risk of heart disease, says a leading expert on preventive cardiology. Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay. About 58 million Americans have … Read more

High Level of ‘Good’ Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — High levels of HDL cholesterol — the “good” kind — have long been thought to help protect against heart disease. But new research finds that having high levels of HDL cholesterol may matter less … Read more

Quitting smoking improves cholesterol

Quitting smoking improves cholesterol

The list of benefits for smokers who quit has just been extended: a new study shows they might also have improved cholesterol profiles. If confirmed in future research, the finding could shed light on the strong, yet somewhat mysterious relationship … Read more

Barriers to fitness: Overcoming common problems

Barriers to fitness: Overcoming common problems

If you don’t include physical activity in your daily routine, what’s stopping you? Consider common barriers to fitness — and practical strategies for keeping your exercise program on track. Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there … Read more