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‘Heart attack risk’ for common painkillers

  A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks. The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems. This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 days of taking the drugs. But scientists say the findings are not clear cut. They say other factors – not just the pills – could be involved. In the study an international team of scientists analysed data from 446,763 people to try to understand when...

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How to Properly Warm Up Prior to Lifting Weights

  Weight training is a rewarding exercise you can engage in to improve your body shape, help you gain muscle, increase your strength and better your overall health. However, lifting weights is a strenuous activity that requires your body to be loose and limber prior to beginning it. If your body is not prepared, injuries can result. The following are several steps on how to best warm up in advance of participating in a weight training regiment. How Does Warming Up Prevent You from Injury? Typically, those of you who partake in weight training do not engage in significant...

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Massaging your partner can boost your well-being, reduce stress

It it is no secret that having a massage can help to improve physical and mental well-being. According to a new study, however, giving your partner a massage may be just as beneficial.s no secret that having a massage can help to improve physical and mental well-being. According to a new study, however, giving your partner a massage may be just as beneficial. Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom came to their findings by studying couples who engaged in a 3-week massage course. Lead researcher Sayuri Naruse and her colleague Dr. Mark Moss found that the course...

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Could this bra detect breast cancer?

A teenager in Mexico has invented a bra to detect breast cancer. But does it work? And if so, how? Julian Rios Cantu, 18, has made a bra that he says will be an early warning system for breast cancer symptoms. The Eva bra, made by him and three friends who formed a company together, is only at the prototype stage. But they have raised enough money to start tests and, this week, won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Their company, Higia Technologies, beat young entrepreneurs from around the world to win $20,000 (£15,500) to...

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

So-called ‘yo-yo dieting’ — where people lose weight and gain it back again – doubles the risk of a heart attack, stroke or death in people who’ve already got significant heart disease. That’s the conclusion of an international study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers reviewed weight data gathered over several years from 9,509 people with significant heart disease who had taken part in a trial of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. The study was sponsored by the drug maker Pfizer. “Our findings suggest that we need to be concerned about weight fluctuation in this group that is already...

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