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Stress Over Time Linked to Stroke :Stressful habits and type A behavior were associated with high risk of stroke.

By Crystal Phend, MedPage Today | Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD/ everydayhaealth.com     Chronic stress from major life events and type A personality traits appears to substantially boost stroke risk, Spanish researchers found. An intermediate to high score for stressful events like divorce, death in the family, or bankruptcy in the prior year nearly quadrupled the risk of ...

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‘Reckless’ sex can lead to death – Doctor warns

Sex reduces stress and can be gratifying but can also lead to your death if not properly controlled, according Dr. Jewu Appiah, the country director of IPAS Ghana and an advisor on reproductive health. Dr. Appiah’s comment comes after the Police confirmed the death of a 28-year-old woman after several rounds of sex with a male companion in a hotel ...

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Battling Ebola with Data

by Joe DeCapua/ VOA The World Health Organization recently called for 900 more epidemiologists to join the battle against Ebola in West Africa. That’s triple the current number. Epidemiologists study the patterns of disease outbreaks to determine how they spread and where they may go next. Upon hearing the WHO announcement regarding epidemiologists, Dr. Rossi Hassad said it’s about time. ...

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Overcoming HIV Obstacles in 2015

by Joe DeCapua VOA The head of a prominent HIV/AIDS advocacy organization says 2015 will be a year of great opportunities and great challenges. The epidemic is nearly 35 years old and more than 30 million people are estimated to be living with HIV. Mitchell Warren said one challenge of the New Year will be to translate recent scientific advances ...

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Top Migraine Triggers

Source: everydayhealth.com Try to head off your next migraine. Related A Drug-Free Way to Help Headache Pain 8 Foods That Trigger Headaches Migraines may appear to strike out of the blue, but there are actually many known triggers that cause these debilitating headaches. If you can identify your migraine triggers, you may also be able to avoid them, or at ...

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10 Key Questions About Migraines

Source:everydayhealth.com By HealthTalk Staff | Medically Reviewed by Ed Zimney, M.D. Related How to Get Fast Headache Relief Oh, My Aching Head! What Is a Migraine? Migraine is a type of headache that is often localized in a certain area of the head and is sometimes accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound. Other common migraine symptoms include ...

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A Tomato a Day Keeps the Heart Doctor Away

Source: everydayhealth.com By T. Jared Bunch, MD Published Dec 19, 2014 Most people have heard the advice, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This bit of advice is over a century old. The first version recorded was in the 1866 edition of Notes and Queries which states, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the ...

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Too Much Salt Can Kill You: How to Decrease Your Use and Protect Your Heart

Source: everydayhealth.com By T. Jared Bunch, MD Published Aug 19, 2014 We all have heard about sodium. Sodium and chloride are the primary components of salt. Often when I talk to my patients about lifestyle changes that they can make to improve their heart health; the first thing I am told is they have stopped adding salt to their meals. ...

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