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Menopause Bring New Risks for Women's Heart Health

Menopause Bring New Risks for Women`s Heart HealthFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of having heart disease grows as a woman ages, so women need to be familiar with their heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association (AHA) says.Menopause factors into this risk in several different ways, with age, estrogen, symptoms and other body changes also playing a role.Women who reach menopause at younger ages -- before 45 -- have a significantly higher risk of heart disease, according to the AHA. When a woman has had surgical removal of her ovaries, forcing menopause early, she can also have a higher risk of heart disease.However, the same surgery around the age of natural menopause does not raise risk, the AHA said. A hysterectomy, where the uterus is removed, also doesn't appear to influence cardiovascular risk...

Put These Foods on Your Grocery List for Better Vision

20 October 2023
Put These Foods on Your Grocery List for Better VisionFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition is important for your whole body, including those two small organs through which you look at the world.The same diet that’s good for your heart and the rest of your body will also help your eyes, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).The academy offers advice on vision-healthy foods and how to create a diet rich in them. “Some nutrients keep the eye healthy overall, and some have been found to reduce the risk of eye diseases,” Dr. Rebecca Taylor, an ophthalmologist in Nashville, Tenn., said in an article on the AAO’s website.Your eyes rely on tiny arteries for oxygen and nutrients, similar to how your heart relies on much larger arteries, so a diet that’s low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole...

Just 2 Servings of Red Meat Per Week Raises Your...

19 October 2023
Just 2 Servings of Red Meat Per Week Raises Your Diabetes RiskTHURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice about ordering that double cheeseburger, salami on rye or juicy T-bone.Just two servings of red meat a week -- processed or unprocessed -- can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by 62%, according to a new study."A modest but statistically significant increase in risk was seen with even two servings of red meat per week, and risk continued to increase with higher intakes," said lead author Xiao Gu, a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. "Our findings suggest that replacing red meat with healthy plant-based protein sources, such as nuts and legumes, or modest intakes of dairy foods, would reduce the risk of diabetes."The study can't prove that eating red meat causes type 2...

Cache Valley Virus: Another Mosquito-Borne Illness...

19 October 2023
Cache Valley Virus: Another Mosquito-Borne Illness Making Inroads in U.S.THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly infection carried by mosquitoes may be more prevalent than once thought, U.S. health officials report.Named the Cache Valley virus after the Utah area in which it was first found in 1956, it has caused seven serious infections nationwide. But it may have infected up to 18% of the population, according to an expert from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."We don't know much about it, there's only been seven documented cases," said CDC research microbiologist Amanda Calvert. Of these, three died and the others have had lasting effects, she said.In all seven people, the virus caused a spinal cord infection called encephalitis or a brain infection called meningitis, Calvert said. All seven patients had...

Olympian Mary Lou Retton Suffers Setback in Battle With Rare Form of Pneumonia

19 October 2023
Olympian Mary Lou Retton Suffers Setback in Battle With Rare Form of PneumoniaTHURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton has suffered a "scary setback" as she fights a rare type of pneumonia while in the intensive care unit of a hospital, her family said Wednesday.The 55-year-old, who lives in the Houston area, had been "going on the up and up" earlier this week with loved ones "seeing so much progress," daughter Shayla Kelley Schrepfer posted on Instagram."But then yesterday we had a pretty scary setback," Schrepfer added. "She is still in ICU and we're just working through some things as far as her setback goes.""She had a better day today, which is great, [she's] just really, really exhausted," Schrepfer added. "She is really exhausted."The hospital where she is being treated has not been disclosed, NBC News...
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