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Unusual signs and symptoms of raised cholesterol

Many people only become aware for the first time that they have a high cholesterol level, only when they are admitted to hospital with a heart attack.
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Women who breastfeed face lower risk of heart disease or stroke

A meta-analysis finds that women who breastfeed are less likely to develop heart conditions or diseases, or die from cardiovascular disease than women who do not breastfeed.
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Potassium rich diets to lower blood pressure

Women with high salt intake should eat a potassium rich diet to lower blood pressure and protect against cardiovascular events, according to study.
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High levels of physical activity do not counteract poor diets

Demonstrating that you cannot "outrun” poor diets, researchers found that exercise only benefits health when complemented with healthy eating.
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Preeclampsia testing: tackling pregnancy dangers

Affecting 10 million pregnancies worldwide, this piece explores the ways preeclampsia testing is utilised to save lives, the hidden dangers of the condition and the demographics that are at most risk.
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Does student loan repayment have negative health consequences?

Student loan repayment can heighten cardiovascular illness risk for middle-aged adults in the US, as mental health worsens with greater debt.
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Health information lacks sex-specific research about women

Current health guidelines are based on studies in men - lacking sex-specific research for issues like obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in women.
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Lower salt intake can reduce symptoms of heart failure

Reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure, where having a lower salt intake will not prevent death, but can improve symptoms and quality of life.
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Exercise can alleviate health burdens of female childhood trauma

Exercise has been found to lessen cardiovascular and psychological effects of adverse childhood experiences, especially in reducing female childhood trauma.
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Preventing cardiovascular disease through implementation and participatory research

Hilde Bastiaens, Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, and Geofrey Musinguzi, Project Manager of Horizon 2020 funded SPICES reveal why engaging with communities is important in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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Cardiovascular clinical trials lack female leadership and participants

Cardiovascular clinical trials have been shown to lack female leadership – yet female-led trials have an increase in female participants, making the trials yield more meaningful results.
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The future of cardiac diagnostic imaging

The future of cardiac diagnostic imaging – Danish company MedTrace is leading the way.
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Experiences of sexual violence linked with high blood pressure

According to a longitudinal study of US women, women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
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Mutually supportive relationships improve future health

Good, social relationships mean an individual receives but also gives significant support - now, scientists suggest that the giving part may improve future health.
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Poor sleep can increase risk of heart disease by up to 141%

A bad night’s sleep has been found to have poor effects on your physical health, increasing the risk of heart disease.
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Socioeconomic status linked to post-heart surgery risks

Data reveals that patients with heart disease who come from disadvantaged communities experience more complications after their surgery – including a higher risk of death.
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Drinking can increase risk of heart issues by 23%, even in moderation

Though the UK’s recommended alcohol limit is under 14 units weekly, researchers still suggest less, as the risk of cardiovascular diseases can still be increased by even moderate amounts.
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Healthy cardiovascular habits taught young can lower heart disease risk

Teaching children about healthy habits can achieve lasting lifestyle changes, lowering cardiovascular disease risk through a multidisciplinary approach.
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Increased use of mental health drugs in patients with heart disease

According to a new study, nearly one in five patients with heart disease use mental health drugs, leading to almost a doubled risk of premature deaths with the condition.
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How wearables can help improve cardiovascular health

Wearable devices are being used as part of a cardiology programme “Our Hearts Our Minds” to support patients at risk of, or who have a cardiovascular condition.

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