cardiovascular diseases - updates

Rappler's latest stories on cardiovascular diseases


Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:52 PM

In richer countries, cancer now kills more people than heart disease, according to the twin studies published in The Lancet medical journal

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

May 22, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost 9 years, researchers conclude that 'compared with non-consumers, daily egg consumption was associated with lower risk of CVD'

1 in 3 Filipinos could die from these diseases before age 70

May 18, 2018 - 5:03 PM

The World Health Organization and the Philippine health department say the risks come from tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and the harmful use of alcohol

Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?

Mar 27, 2018 - 9:56 AM

'Social isolation, but not loneliness ... remained as an independent risk factor for mortality,' researchers conclude

How’s your heart this Christmas?

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Doctors’ group warns: More people suffer heart attack stroke at Christmastime – and they are more likely to die at this time than at any other time of the year

Love for hearts on Valentine's Day and beyond

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Here are 4 reasons why the symbol of love should also get some lovin

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16M die from 'lifestyle' diseases yearly – WHO

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The epidemic resulting from diseases linked to lifestyle choices including diabetes and some cancers causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man

In this file photo, an Indonesian man smokes a cigarette in Jakarta, Indonesia 12 September 2012. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Huge discrepancies on heart disease in Europe

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Drawing on data from the World Health Organization WHO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD the report covering 52 countries noted a generally positive trend but with huge discrepancies across the region

Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:25 PM

US researchers found a significant association in almost 7 000 people between birth weight or duration of breastfeeding and higher levels of C reactive protein CRP an indicator of inflammation in blood samples of young adults

MOTHER'S MILK. Breastfeeding may help protect one's heart in adulthood, a new study points.

Marriage is healthy for the heart – study

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The association between marriage and a lower likelihood of vascular disease is strongest in people under age 50

HEART-FRIENDLY. A recent study shows how heart health is linked to marital status

Anger outbursts linked to swift heart attacks

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:39 AM

The study is the first to give powerful statistical backing to suspicions that strong emotions can drive cardiac risk although the underlying biological causes remain unclear

2,000 extra steps a day cuts cardiovascular risk by 8 percent

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:44 AM

A new study beneficially links physical activity to one s health for those with impaired glucose tolerance

20 MINUTES A DAY. 2,000 extra steps a day can lessen cardiovascular health risks among those with glucose tolerance issues by 8%.