Marital stress revealed as one key factor in heart attacks: Yale study
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(Adriana Diaz/ New York Post) — Divorce is no longer the only concern associated with irreconcilable differences.

Being in a committed, cohabitating relationship has been linked with better health and heart disease prognosis in previous studies, but a new study found that severe marital   …

What are the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women?
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(Megan Soliman/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may develop suddenly or gradually over hours, days, or weeks.

According to The Heart Foundation, while chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, it doesn’t  …

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says
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(Sandee Lamotte/ CNN News) — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found.

“The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study  …

More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks — especially for women
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(Stephanie Dubois, Ioanna Roumeliotis/ CBC News) — Having more than six drinks per week leads to an increased risk of a host of health issues, including cancer, according to new proposed guidelines published Monday.

Any level of alcohol consumption had a net negative impact on health for almost every disease reviewed   …

Potassium-rich foods boost women’s heart health
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(Katherine Lang/ Medical News Today) — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, ending some 17.9 million lives each year.

In the United States, CVD causes 1 in 4 deaths in men, and 1 in 5 deaths in the entire population. A  …

Women suffering from heart attacks wait longer than men for treatment
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(CTV News) — A woman who suffers a heart attack may have to wait longer than a man for treatment, which could have a negative impact on her prognosis, warn two Montreal experts.

Women experience the same symptoms as men during a heart attack, explains Dr. Jessica Forcillo, a cardiac surgeon at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université  …

Calcium: Important not just for your bones but also for your heart
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(Science Daily) In a study published this month in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Osaka University have shown that a previously unknown mutation can lead to a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, which is one of the main causes of heart failure.

Heart failure is an incurable condition where  …

Loneliness can increase risk of heart disease by 27 percent for older women
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(Linda Searing/ The Philadelphia Tribune) — For older women, being lonely and socially isolated can increase the chance of developing heart disease by as much as 27%, according to research published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The finding adds heart disease to a list of potential health effects of loneliness and

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Tips for women to prevent heart disease
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(US Food and Drug Administration) — More women die from heart disease than from any other cause: about one in five American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can take action now to reduce your risk. Resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help women of all ages learn  …

Women more likely than men to have heart failure
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(Nora Underwood/ Everything Zoomer) — Jackie Ratz woke up one morning and felt terrible. She had severe nausea, was sweating profusely and had crushing fatigue, which lasted for days. Because she’d had cancer when she was in her 20s, Ratz was worried that it had returned. But an EKG told a different story: Ratz, then 45, was  …

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