Posts Tagged ‘ blood pressure ’

Longer Work Hours Increase Risk of Stroke

September 17, 2015
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A new study has found that working more than 55 hours a week “significantly increases your risk of having a stroke”. abc.net.au broke the story this week, citing a study conducted on over 600,000 people over the past 8 and a half years. Key findings of the study included: People working 55 hours a week had a…

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New Warnings on Anti-Inflammatories

October 8, 2014
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I just read an article on the Medical Observer website which said that the Therapeutic Goods Administrator (TGA) “will ramp up warnings on NSAID packages after a safety review found over-the-counter diclofenac was associated with liver damage and that NSAIDs in general were linked to adverse cardiovascular effects”. The TGA has now suggested that these medications come with the…

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High Salt Intake = Increased Risk of Stroke/CardioVascular Disease

November 25, 2009
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you eat. The study is published online November 25, 2009 in the British Medical Journal.A High Salt Intake Associated With An Increased Risk of Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease We already knew that too much salt increases your Blood Pressure, and now a review of the best quality studies conducted in the last 40 years (including a total…

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The Effects of Chronic Stress

August 31, 2009
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I’m going to take information from a couple of recent articles to outline the effects of chronic stress. Obviously this year has been very stressful for a lot of people, and we’ve certainly been seeing that in clinic. Everyone is feeling the pressure this year, and it’s easy for things to escalate out of control.…

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Exercise intensity linked to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes

February 15, 2009
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Hot on the heels of my previous review on the findings that higher intensity exercise training “generated significant reductions in abdominal fat levels” come the findings that it also helps reduce hypertension, lowers cholesterol, and diabetes. The results really were quite overwhelming. There was no doubt that the harder you train the more benefits you…

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