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 cardiovascular disease.

Menu for a Healthy Heart


  • ⅓ cup cut strawberries in four
  • ⅓ cup of raspberries
  • ⅓ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup sugar-free almond milk
  • ½ cup natural oats
  • ¼ cup chopped dates

Continue reading “Menu for a Healthy Heart”

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, besides keeping well hydrated by drinking water frequently. Heat can cause significant dehydration or overheating in our body.

heat stroke


It can occur in atmospheric humidity and heat, and its cause is dehydration. If the person is not well because he has, for example, diarrhea, vomiting, and those who are not used to being in the sun are most at risk. Continue reading “How to act in case of heatstroke”

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…

Lung Cancer

The best prevention against cancer of the lung is undoubtedly not smoking or to stop. Despite a successful cessation, the damage inflicted by tobacco make the former smoker a person more at risk than non-smokers. This is why researchers explore many avenues to prevent disease. Continue reading “Lung Cancer: for better prevention”

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 often cigarette blends badly with a desire for pregnancy. Unfortunately studies conducted to evaluate the effects of the nicotine seemed to indicate failures and more frequent relapse among women.

Stop smoking

Is it same with Zyban (bupropion), recently marketed drug as an aid to smoking cessation? Also having antidepressant properties, it might soothe irritability and depressive symptoms often mentioned by women as the source of their relapse. Continue reading “Smokers: more an excuse to stop!”

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 treatments for smoking cessation (patches, gum, etc.) aims to progressively reduce the daily dose of nicotine in the blood of the smoker. But a Canadian study could lead to the development of a new therapeutic pathway.

Man breaking cigarette

Limit the urge to smoke
After a cigarette smoker absorbs the nicotine that is found in his blood. Nicotine is then metabolized in blood and its concentration decreases. Below a certain threshold, the smoker is apt to turn a cigarette. “The principle (developed in this study) is different from what is currently used” said Edward M. Sellers, Director of the study. Continue reading “A pill to stop smoking”

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. Taking into account to reduce the risk of recidivism. If the beneficial effects of antihypertensive treatment concern above all brain hemorrhages, they also extend to the ischemic (lack of oxygenation of the brain) and may even apply to people with normal blood pressure.

Measures to prevent recurrence

The first results of a large international study presented by Marie Germaine Bousser at the 17th World Congress of Neurology June 22, 2001, in London. More than 6,000 patients who had a stroke have participated in the study, whether or not they are hypertensive. Diuretic and antihypertensive (by converting enzyme inhibitor) treatment resulted in a decrease in recurrence of 40%, compared to placebo. He has also decreased the risk of death and slowed the decline of brain function often associated to the lack of cerebral oxygenation. Continue reading “Measures to prevent recurrence”

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 survival for a victim of cardiac arrest are increased by 20%”. On the other hand, “If this first first-aider is absent from the place of the accident, these chances down to 2-3 %”.

Why learn the gestures which save

The European Resuscitation Council, scientific organization that makes recommendations on managing emergencies at the European level, encourages a greater use by rescuers or even by specific audiences, these defibrillators portable, capable of delivering an electric shock to revive a failing heart. Continue reading “Why learn the gestures which save”

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 first aid actions and quick access to a simple external cardiac defibrillator for use are essential.

Generalization of defibrillators

Objective: Save 10,000 lives a year
Cardio-respiratory arrest is responsible in France from 40 to 50 000 deaths per year. Faced with this scourge and in case of ventricular fibrillation, the issuance of an adequate rapid electrical shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. In the absence of support in less than 10 minutes, the chances of survival are stabilisation. On the other hand, if the victim receives an electric shock during the first minute, they are greater than 90%. And in 70% of cases of cardiac arrest, witnesses are present and may act. It to access to use simple solutions. Continue reading “Generalization of defibrillators: there is urgency!”

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 more widespread in public places, thousands of lives could be saved. But today a THS Healthcare survey, 9 out of 10 French know what a defibrillator but more than a third of them are not ready to use it. In order to educate the public and Government, several initiatives were initiated to facilitate access to such devices and better train the public.

Emergency cardiac defibrillation

Act quickly in the event of cardiac arrest
Cardiac arrest occur in 70% of cases before one or more witnesses1. But the speed of the response is vital, each minute decreases by 10% the chances of survie1. The campaign of the RMC – BFM association therefore insists on the need to respond quickly through a film of awareness for the spread of defibrillators. Continue reading “Cardiac defibrillator: 4 minutes to save lives!”

“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 consequences. They must be supported as soon as possible. More reason to know and to detect early symptoms.

Act quickly to the brain

Stroke in figures
Stroke (also called stroke or brain attack) are very common. Each year, 150,000 people are affected. STROKE is the third cause of mortality, the leading cause of death in women and the leading cause of motor disability acquired adult. Currently, almost three quarters of patients keep sequelae and 20 to 30% of the victims are admitted to care and rehabilitation. In half of the cases, the dependency is a consequence of stroke. Continue reading ““Act quickly to the brain””