Mediterranean diet very clear winner for cardiovascular problems

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – In a rare move, a medical study of a Mediterranean diet’s impact on cardiovascular problems proved so conclusive the study was abandoned early, after nearly five years. The study, published 25 February in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 7,447 persons considered at risk, and it put them on three diets. […]

My heart beats for you, thank goodness


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sex and the threatened male heart are increasingly being studied, but more could be done to see the impact of sex on the hearts of women with heart conditions and the elderly, according to the American Heart Association. The group says in a statement 8 February that according to a new scientific […]

N Zealand endurance bike race results in 2 heart attacks

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One man died and another is in serious condition after they had heart attacks, just minutes apart, during an endurance bicycle race in Christchurch, New Zeland. Both suffered cardiac arrest not long after the grueling race got underway. Bob Hopkins, a longtime outdoorsman and fitness buff, age 61, died during the Giant 12 […]

Painkillers, cardiovascular death link made by Bern team

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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Some of the world’s most popular painkillers have been linked to a higher incidence of heart attacks in particular, but also strokes and death from cardiovascular disease, in one of the largest studies done to date. Swiss researchers at the University of Bern have concluded that among a group of seven […]

Flight path noise increases heart attack risk, Swiss study shows

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The noise from aircraft appears to increase the risk of heart attacks, a major longitudinal study by the University of Bern shows. The study is part of the Swiss National Cohort longitudinal (over several years) reports on the Swiss population. It is published in the current issue of the journal Epidemiology. […]

Toronto’s smoking ban leads to sharp hospitalizations drop

A study published Tuesday 13 April in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows a strong link between a ban on smoking in restaurants in Toronto and a sharp drop in the number of hospitalizations for cardiac and respiratory problems, dow 39 and 32 percent respectively. Toronto has reduced public smoking in three phases, with a […]