ARTICLES RELATING TO HEART HEALTH

Simple maths equals easy weight loss

2014-07-08 09:43

The pleasure of eating a chocolate bar lasts only a few minutes. However, burning off the kilojoules it delivers can take nearly three-quarters of an hour.

Resveratrol supplements may have no health benefits

2014-05-13 11:16

New findings are casting doubt on the value of resveratrol supplements. It doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease and cancer.

Menopause and your heart

2014-04-22 14:09

Once a women reaches the age of 50, around the age of natural menopause, the risk of heart disease increases significantly. What should you know?

Space travel alters shape of human heart

2014-03-31 14:02

Astronauts' hearts don't work as hard in space, which can cause a loss of muscle mass. Hearts become more spherical, which could lead to problems.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 15:45

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Too much salt could kill you

2014-03-10 15:28

A staggering 80% of heart attacks and strokes could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes - such as reducing your salt intake - experts say.

Samsung adds heart-rate monitor to smartphone

2014-02-25 13:58

Samsung is adding a lifestyle element to its smartphone range as it unveils a heart-rate monitor built into its latest device.

10 tips that will save you from heart trouble

2014-02-17 11:03

Eating rubbish? Not exercising? Taking too much stress? You’re setting yourself up for a heart attack. Stop it in its tracks with these easy lifestyle changes.

High oestrogen in older women ups dementia risk

2014-01-30 10:53

New research suggests that older women with high levels of the hormone oestrogen may be at a greater risk for dementia, especially if they also have diabetes.

What is a heart attack?

2013-12-28 09:30

A heart attack occurs when part of the heart muscle is sufficiently deprived of blood to result in death of muscle cells. This is an emergency.

Research into benefits of fish oil disappointing

2013-12-17 16:54

Recent research into the potential benefits of fish oil has been largely disappointing, but sales of the supplements have continued to rise.

Staying active all day linked to healthy ageing

2013-12-02 14:00

A study conducted in Sweden shows that a generally active life is tied to better heart health.

Eating nuts tied to lower death risk

2013-11-21 12:59

In a study researchers found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20% less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts.

Treating unhealthy habits for heart health

2013-10-21 11:40

The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20% by 2020.

‘Gatsby’ gets healthy makeover in Waterfront

2013-10-08 15:21

Thousands of Capetonians flocked to the V&A Waterfront to taste-test SA’s first official heart-healthy Gatsby.

Keep your children heart-healthy

2013-09-25 12:16

Teach your children healthy eating habits from an early age, and you will help to protect them from developing heart disease.

What is a heart attack?

2013-09-05 10:00

A heart attack occurs when part of the heart muscle is sufficiently deprived of blood to result in death of muscle cells. This is an emergency.

Do you know your heart age?

2013-09-04 05:00

Your heart age is different from your actual age and can give you a good indication of how healthy your heart is, and whether you need to take action to change your lifestyle habits.

Do you know your heart age?

2013-09-02 14:41

Your heart age is different from your actual age and can give you a good indication of how healthy your heart is, and whether you need to take action to change your lifestyle habits.

Inflammation important factor in type 2 diabetes

2013-08-28 13:00

A new study suggests the risk of type 2 diabetes may have more to do with inflammation than extra pounds.

Healing hearts with gold

2013-07-18 14:00

Gold nanofibres can help restore heart function after a heart attack, researchers have found.

More doctors starting to favour 'wrist route' to heart: study

2013-06-11 12:38

To open clogged heart arteries, more US doctors are taking a new route and threading a catheter through the wrist, rather than the groin.

Paper-thin 'skin' monitors heart health

2013-05-20 13:23

A Stanford researcher has developed a paper-thin, stamp-sized heart monitor that can be worn under a plaster on the wrist and help detect stiff arteries and cardiovascular problems.

Sound sleep helps the heart

2013-03-06 09:43

Getting enough sleep is important for good heart health, an expert says.

Weighing up the Ross procedure

2013-02-20 12:46

One of the world's top cardiologists has paid tribute to SA-born heart surgeon Donald Ross at the Sixth World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

 

10 heart-smart foods

2014-05-02 12:31

Take care of your heart health by adding heart-smart foods to your diet.

Heart health linked with mental functioning

2014-04-03 15:18

Better cardiac fitness in young adults translates to better brain fitness in middle age, adding to a growing body of evidence that links heart health with mental functioning.

9 signs of a healthy guy

2014-03-19 11:59

Here are nine ways your body tells you that it is in great shape. Check to see if you recognise yourself.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 13:53

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

A chocolate affair

2014-02-28 14:19

As a chocoholic I firmly believe that life’s too short to not love chocolate. Everyone should experience this seductive pleasure at least once a week.

10 tips that will save you from heart trouble

2014-02-17 12:00

Eating rubbish? Not exercising? Taking too much stress? You’re setting yourself up for a heart attack. Stop it in its tracks with these easy lifestyle changes.

Taking the plunge for your heart

2014-02-11 15:47

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

High oestrogen in older women ups dementia risk

2014-01-30 10:35

New research suggests that older women with high levels of the hormone oestrogen may be at a greater risk for dementia, especially if they also have diabetes.

Early weight gain can lead to heart risks

2013-12-23 15:41

Early childhood weight gain is likely to pose negative health effects later.

Energy drinks increase heart strain

2013-12-02 14:59

Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later.

Eating nuts tied to lower death risk

2013-11-22 05:00

In a study researchers found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20% less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts.

Hug for heart health

2013-11-07 08:05

We all love hugs. They are great for comforting and also to convey our care for the other person. But hugs can do so much for your heart too.

‘Gatsby’ gets healthy makeover in Waterfront

2013-10-09 05:00

Thousands of Capetonians flocked to the V&A Waterfront to taste-test SA’s first official heart-healthy Gatsby.

Simple maths equals easy weight loss

2013-10-01 11:12

The pleasure of eating a chocolate bar lasts only a few minutes. However, burning off the kilojoules it delivers can take nearly three-quarters of an hour.

Diets that protect the heart

2013-09-16 15:28

Heart disease is one of the most serious threats to our nation's health. Here's how you can protect your heart.

Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

2013-09-04 11:46

People who ate a healthier diet after a heart attack tended to live longer than those who didn't, a study shows.

Do you know your heart age?

2013-09-03 13:09

Your heart age is different from your actual age and can give you a good indication of how healthy your heart is, and whether you need to take action to change your lifestyle habits.

Inflammation greatest risk for type 2 diabetes?

2013-08-28 21:00

A new study suggests the risk of type 2 diabetes may have more to do with inflammation than extra pounds.

Vitamin D supplements don't lower blood pressure

2013-08-13 08:53

Vitamin D supplementation does not lower blood pressure or improve any other measures of cardiovascular health, according to a new study.

Singing together fosters harmonious hearts

2013-07-09 10:31

The melody and structure of song synchronised heart rhythms among choir members, a small study has found.

Online tool reduces inappropriate medical tests

2013-05-24 08:29

A web-based decision-making tool that alerts heart doctors when diagnostic tests would not be useful for a specific patient can curb wasteful procedures, according to a new study.

Air pollution speeds hardening of arteries

2013-04-24 08:23

A study has found that people exposed to higher levels of pollution showed more thickening of heart vessels.

High-fibre diet helps heart too

2013-03-04 09:53

Eating a high-fibre diet does more than promote digestive well-being; it's also good for your heart, an expert says.

7 easy diet tricks

2013-02-18 16:15

Achieve your desired weight, break unhealthy habits & look after your heart with these simple diet tricks!

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