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Cooking, Pollution Linked to High Blood Pressure in China

Cooking, Pollution Linked to High Blood Pressure in China

  WASHINGTON, August 25, 2014 (AFP) – Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers said Monday. ...

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Instant Noodles Carry Health Risks for Women: Study

Instant Noodles Carry Health Risks for Women: Study

  WASHINGTON, August 21, 2014 (AFP) – Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood ...

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Too Much Salt Intake is Linked to 1.65 Million Deaths per Year

Too Much Salt Intake is Linked to 1.65 Million Deaths per Year

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2014 (AFP) – People around the world eat twice as much salt as they should, and this behavior translates into 1.65 million heart-related deaths per year, researchers ...

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Light Drinking Less Healthy Than Thought: Study

Light Drinking Less Healthy Than Thought: Study

  PARIS, July 10, 2014 (AFP) – A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. ...

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Watching 3 Hours of Daily TV Doubles Early Death Risk

Watching 3 Hours of Daily TV Doubles Early Death Risk

  WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 (AFP) – People who watch three or more hours of television daily may be twice as likely to die prematurely than people who watch less, ...

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Hospitalisation for Heart Attacks in China up Fourfold

Hospitalisation for Heart Attacks in China up Fourfold

  PARIS, June 23, 2014 (AFP) – Hospitalisation in China for the most serious form of heart attack more than quadrupled over a decade, according to research published on Tuesday ...

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Scientists Explain Stress-Heart Attack Link

Scientists Explain Stress-Heart Attack Link

  PARIS, June 22, 2014 (AFP) – Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells ...

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Iran Announces First MERS Death

Iran Announces First MERS Death

  TEHRAN, May 29, 2014 (AFP) – A woman has died from the MERS coronavirus in Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman, the Islamic republic’s first victim, media reported Thursday. The ...

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Life Expectancy Rises in Poor Nations: UN

Life Expectancy Rises in Poor Nations: UN

  GENEVA, May 15, 2014 (AFP) – Life expectancy in the globe’s poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major ...

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