According to Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, over 10 years researchers studied the link between work and stress and cardiovascular health in 22,000 women (average age 57). Woman with the most stressful jobs, including those with high demands and little opportunity to make decisions or use creativity were 38% more likely to suffer heart related events such as stroke or death than those with less stressful jobs. Risk for heart attack was 70% higher.
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According to Richard M. Cohen, a journalist and writer who has battled muscular sclerosis and cancer, if you have been diagnosed with a chronic health problem, your first instinct may be to put all of your energy into fighting it. It can work for some people but there are alternatives worth considering for everyone.
Live the life you had planned for as long as you can. You don’t have to deny that you have a disease, but you don’t have to become a victim to it either. If you like to travel, continue to do so even if it’s harder. If you like gardening, keep at it. Always remember that you are still the same person.
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND:
Bronchitis usually occurs after a cold or other upper-respiratory infection. Antibiotics may be helpful-but many people don't need them because bronchitis is often due to a viral infection rather than a bacterial infection.
Simple home remedy: An inhalation of liquid allicin, an active compound in garlic with antibacterial and antiviral effects.
How safe is your cell phone?
Even though cell phone manufacturers say that there is no evidence that cell phones are harmful, research has begun to raise questions about their safety.
Recent development: It has been stated on www.ewg.org that cell phone radiation levels are more than 1,000. In addition, David O. Carpenter MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, New York, recommends…
Bottom Line/Health interviewed Robert Steven Gold, a hospital pharmacist and affiliate instructor of clinical pharmacy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, India, who states that medication is given to patients to help them, not to harm them. This makes it hard to comprehend that the side effects and interactions from medications cause more deaths annually than homicides, car accidents and airplane crashes combined.
Irregular heartbeat, burning rash on upper body, unexplained bruises, stomach or esophagus ulcers, persistent muscle pain, and tremors may occur as a side effect due to many popular drugs.
"The Surprising Cause of Memory Problems, Bladder Cancer and Other Dangerous Conditions"Published Monday, 23 July 2012
Ann Grandjean, associate professor of medical nutrition education at University of Nebraska Medical Center of Omaha states how difficult it is to pin point exactly how much water an individual needs. Being that the human body is made of 70% of water, it isn't enough to maintain good health. Everyone's activity levels, metabolism, and environmental factors such as heat and humidity are different. Some individuals may need more water than others. Water is an essence of life.
Impatience and hostility -- two characteristics of a "type A" personality -- increase young adults' long-term risk of developing hypertension.
However, other psychological and social factors such as competitiveness, depression and anxiety did not increase the hypertension risk, the study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, showed.
The study authors said the analysis is the first to examine as a group the effects of key type A behaviors, depression and anxiety on the long-term risk for high blood pressure.
Researchers say westernized Chinese are moving away from the traditional diet rich in vegetables and green tea and instead adopting the typical American diet that contains larger amounts of animal fats - a dietary shift that may be increasing their risk of heart disease and stroke.
The study was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Atlanta. Villagers in Pan Yu, a town in Guangdong Province in southern China, emphasize the traditional Chinese diet of vegetables, rice and green tea, said Dr. Kam Woo, professor and consultant cardiologist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.