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Heart Failure

Mind-body connection: Simple attitude proven to lower risk of heart failure by 73%

It turns out that what you say to yourself is massive factor in determining your health, according to a four-year research project published by the University of Michigan in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Hawthorn berries are very helpful for many heart related conditions

The hawthorn plant comes from the Northern hemisphere, more precisely from Europe, North America and certain parts of Asia. The tree produces berries that are filled with important flavonoids known to be vital antioxidants that are capable of effectively removing damaging free radicals. The hawthorn berries certainly help to maintain healthy cardiovascular functions by protecting veins and arteries while contributing to better blood circulation.

Recent study links prolonged sitting to heart failure

With the number of people suffering from heart problems constantly going up, it is in the best interest of everyone to get to know the main contributing factors. A human heart is one of the most depended-upon organs in the body. However, if one has been spending the better part of his or her day sitting, this could probably be some shocking news. Recent research has shown that people who spend most of their time sitting could be endangering their lives. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart failure among many people, especially men.

New DPP-4 diabetes drugs linked to heart failure

Despite laughable attempts by the mainstream media to spin the study in a positive light, new research out of Massachusetts has confirmed that the novel dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) class of diabetes drugs can increase users' risk of developing heart failure. According to data compiled by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, individuals who take diabetes drugs like AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Onglyza could end up destroying their heart's ability to pump blood, resulting in death.