Archive for the ‘Stroke’ Category

Menu for a Healthy Heart

A key point for heart health is food. A diet low in saturated fat helps reduce between 30% and 43% the risk of suffering a heart attack. While a regime with a low. Glycerol load substantially decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes very common among Latinos and represents a major risk factor for […]

How to act in case of heatstroke

Reckless sun exposure may cause dehydration or overheating in our body. Learn how to deal with heat stroke! On hot days, you should take some care to prevent heatstroke and protect your head with a hat and skin creams filter high sun protection, avoid exposure in the middle of the day and during long time, […]

Lung Cancer: for better prevention

If the smoking cessation reduces the risk of lung cancer, we know that former smokers are still most at risk. Researchers have found a way to restore balance. But for those who continue to smoke during treatment, continue to reduce their chances of healing… The best prevention against cancer of the lung is undoubtedly not […]

Smokers: more an excuse to stop!

The nicotine patches would be perhaps less effective in women who wish to stop smoking than men. But the new medication to support cessation, Zyban ®, could not be accused of such sexism. Smoking was significantly increased in women over the past decades. Now, nearly one French in four smokes. The withdrawal problem even more […]

A pill to stop smoking

Canadian researchers report having found a pill that would allow the smoker to finish with the cigarette. Already used against psoriasis, the reflect revealed other properties: it slows the metabolism of nicotine and would be thus a true “magic potion” against smoking addiction. Nicotine establishes and maintains the smoking addiction. Thus, the principle of various […]

Measures to prevent recurrence

fter a first stroke, a number of precautions to reduce the risk of recurrence.The occurrence of stroke reflects the presence of predisposing factors, it is important to correct to improve the prognosis. In the absence of preventive measures, the risk of recurrence is high. Hypertension, first target Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. […]

Why learn the gestures which save

Chances of survival increased with the first rescuer and defibrillation Many scientific studies have proven the interest of the first rescuer during the chain of survival. The Red Cross experts believe “that if the rescue of the first moment is quickly relayed by specialised relief, among others equipped with semi-automatic defibrillation devices, the chances of […]

Generalization of defibrillators: there is urgency!

ardiac arrest cause 50,000 deaths each year. Against this scourge, the quick use of defibrillators could save many lives. Must be able to access… Nearly 110 people die each day of cardiac arrest. Facing this vital emergency, every minute that passes reduces the survival rate of 10%. To react quickly and well, better training to […]

Cardiac defibrillator: 4 minutes to save lives!

More than 40 000 people die each year in France of a cardiac arrest. Several thousand of them could be saved by a defibrillator. A campaign stresses the relevance of their generalization in public places. Between 40 to 60 000 people die each year in France of a cardiac arrest. However, if the defibrillators were […]

“Act quickly to the brain”

Each year, 150,000 French are affected by cerebral vascular accident (stroke). “Act quickly to the brain”, the slogan of the 2008 World Day intends to educate the public on the importance of managing the symptoms and the need to quickly call the 15! The brain cardiovascular accidents are very common and they can have serious […]