Are you at risk? Simple stairs test could help detect the deadly condition

Heart disease: Doctor explains how to reduce risk



There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK, according to the British Heart Foundation. A study has suggested that an assessment of your ability to walk up stairs could indicate whether you are at risk of the condition.

With the decline of smoking and widespread use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, changes in public health have significantly helped curb rates of heart disease. Nonetheless, it still directly impacts many people.

According to the World Health Organisation, heart disease remains the leading

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Are boys at higher risk?

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A non-peer-reviewed study has raised concerns about heart inflammation risk in young boys who take the COVID-19 vaccine. vejaa/Getty Images
  • A new, non-peer-reviewed study concluded that healthy boys aged 12–17 years had a higher hospitalization rate due to heart inflammation after their second mRNA COVID-19 vaccination than the expected hospitalization rate for COVID-19 in that age group.
  • A non-peer-reviewed study reports on scientific research that other experts in the field have not evaluated before publication; it should not guide clinical decision-making.
  • In the case of this paper, there are several issues with the data that the researchers
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This One Easy Thing Reduces Your Risk of Premature Death by 70 Percent

Experts have long said that one of the easiest things you can do to improve your overall health, reduce your risk of chronic disease, and get and keep your weight in a healthy range is to move more on a regular basis. The ideal amount of exercise is a bit trickier. 

Experts today recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week to improve heart health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, while noting that even more activity may be necessary for some goals like weight loss

But two provocative new studies

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Recent pot use linked to increased heart attack risk in young adults

Marijuana has been linked to a doubling in the risk of a heart attack in younger adults, no matter how they use it, a new study reports.

Eighteen- to 44-year-olds who used pot were twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with non-users, whether they smoked, vaped or ate their weed, researchers found.

“We found it wasn’t only smoking that had this kind of effect. The effect size was pretty similar regardless of how people consumed their cannabis,” said lead researcher Dr. Karim Ladha, an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy,

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Are you hurting your heart? Don’t risk it!

Even before the pandemic forced most of us indoors and out of our gym routines, only 20% of Americans were following the American heart association’s weekly exercise guidelines for heart health: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week plus muscle-strengthening exercise two times a week.

But if you haven’t quite gotten back into the healthy swing of things, here are some tips on how to get your heart’s health back in shape.

Is your heart’s health at risk?

Dr. Joshua Larned warns that “a lot of people suffer from heart failure, over five million Americans in any given year

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U.S. officials probe whether Moderna vaccine is linked to higher risk of uncommon side effect

Federal health officials are investigating emerging reports that the Moderna coronavirus vaccine may be associated with a higher risk of a heart condition called myocarditis in younger adults than previously believed, according to two people familiar with the review who emphasized the side effect still probably remains uncommon.

The investigation, which involves the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is focusing on Canadian data that suggests the Moderna vaccine may carry a higher risk for young people than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, especially for males below the age of 30 or so. The authorities also

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