Thursday 18 Sep 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: A cup of beetroot juice a day may help lower blood pressure

You’ve heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, the same may one day be said about beetroot juice. In a preliminary study, people with high blood pressure who drank a cup of beetroot juice each …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Chronic pain common after stroke

If you’ve had a stroke and can’t kick the aches even months later, you’re not alone. Persistent or chronic pain is a common, yet likely under-recognized, complication of a

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SimpleScience@Heart: You can walk your way to good heart health

Not much into running? Then just walk — it can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can. A new study

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SimpleScience@Heart: After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life

A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying. That’s the finding in

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SimpleScience@Heart: U.S. adolescents get failing grades for their health

Is your teenager headed for heart problems? Most in the United States may be, based on a new report on diet, exercise and other healthy behaviors: More than 80 percent

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SimpleScience@Heart 7: lucky number for reducing stroke risk

Seven may be your lucky number when it comes to reducing stroke risk. For every extra seven grams of fiber people added to their daily diet, their risk of

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SimpleScience@Heart: Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt

      Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to a new study.       Some toddler meals had as much

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SimpleScience@Heart Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt

No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should. Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per

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SimpleScience@Heart: Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm

 You may want to rethink downing those energy drinks — they may increase your blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm. In a recent study, healthy people who

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SimpleScience@Heart: Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet. In a Japanese study, people who