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Rappler's latest stories on heart disease


Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk – study

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:40 AM

The study in the medical journal 'The Lancet' says, the link between cholesterol levels and ill health 'may be particularly important in people under 45 years'


Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

As a research professor in the field of nutrition and dietetics, I am convinced that findings from our work, along with other published current evidence, show that the concept that dietary fat is 'toxic' is very much outdated and misguided

BALANCED MIX. A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying. Craevschii Family/Shutterstock.com

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise – WHO

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines

Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease – new review

Jul 28, 2018 - 7:30 AM

It looks as though our belief in omega 3 supplements over all these years may have been driven by a few flawed studies and our own bias

OMEGA 3 capsules. R_Szatkowski/Shutterstock.com

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart – study

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The study says compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 16% more likely to have coronary heart disease

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

May 22, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost 9 years, researchers conclude that 'compared with non-consumers, daily egg consumption was associated with lower risk of CVD'

Study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:21 AM

'Any public misconception of a potential 'protective' effect of fat on heart and stroke risks should be challenged,' says study co-author Stamatina Iliodromiti from the University of Glasgow

MEDICAL ATTENTION. In this photo, a physiotherapist (L) assists obese patients with exercises in an obesity unit at the CHU Angers teaching hospital in Angers, western France, on October 23, 2013. File photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The report says some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users are in Indonesia, where 76.2 percent of males aged 15 or older smoke; Vietnam, and the Philippines

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

May 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

If you have several heart disease risk factors taking care of your sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel opens up on newborn son's heart surgery

May 02, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Hours after his son was born Jimmy Kimmel learns he has a congenital heart disease

HAPPY FAMILY. Jimmy Kimmel's son Billy goes home after undergoing open heart surgery days after his birth. From left to right: Molly McNearney, Jane Kimmel, Billy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel. Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:14 AM

People with a highly active amygdala – a region of the brain involved in stress processing – also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke researchers reveal

Cutting down the cost of heart disease

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Modest ways to cope with heart disease without breaking the bank

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk – study

Apr 02, 2016 - 9:01 PM

We specifically found that waist circumference appears to be a stronger predictor for left ventricle dysfunction than total body weight or body mass index says the study s principal investigator

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Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

Jokowi visits his VP in hospital

Sep 10, 2015 - 7:35 AM

President Joko Widodo visited Vice President Jusuf Kalla at 7:30 pm Wednesday evening

Indonesian VP Kalla hospitalized for heart disease

Sep 09, 2015 - 10:47 PM

The Vice President was not seen at President Joko Widodo s economic stimulus announcement

Philippine teenager to have life-saving surgery in Sudan

Jun 05, 2015 - 6:09 PM

An Oscar nominated documentary becomes instrumental in helping 17 year old Reynaldo Nilo

3 to 5 cups of coffee a day good for the heart – study

Mar 04, 2015 - 2:29 AM

The level of coronary artery calcium was highest among those who had less than one cup or more than five cups daily the researchers found

Love for hearts on Valentine's Day and beyond

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Here are 4 reasons why the symbol of love should also get some lovin

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Your mouth is a gateway to your health

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM

How is oral health linked to your overall health? Read on to see how good or bad oral hygiene can impact the rest of your body

Love your neighbor, it's good for the heart: study

Aug 19, 2014 - 6:54 AM

If you have an annoying neighbor might as well play nice It might just be good for you

INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Can you afford to get sick?

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM

In this infographic Rappler and Blue Cross reveal some quick facts about the health insurance industry and medical expenses that insurance can cover for you

Understanding coronary artery disease

Aug 31, 2013 - 6:54 PM

New developments in surgery but still a healthy lifestyle is the best medication

A HEALTHY HEART. Experts say the key to keeping your heart healthy is in your lifestyle

Life and Style wRap: Textbook porn to Berlin Wall

Jul 13, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Smut in school books Berlin Wall art and fried eggs make the news

ART AND BARRIERS. Panorama photographs of the world's tensest borders and barriers are on display on the Berlin Wall. Photo from www.wallonwall.org

Eat camote, keep your heart healthy

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:34 AM

A recent study finds that eating root crops can help keep your cholesterol levels down

GOOD OLD CAMOTE. Affordable and good for your heart! Photo from Wikipedia

On world cancer day: Docs target top killer diseases

Feb 04, 2012 - 3:13 PM

A group of doctors are targeting the country s leading killers: cancer diabetes heart disease

CAMPAIGN. The fight to stop non-communicable diseases has begun.