Tag Archives: Heart

Lead exposure and heart disease

When we think about the health effects of lead contamination, the biggest worry is for babies and young children. Lead, a heavy metal that is widespread in the environment, can harm developing brains. But growing evidence suggests that low levels of lead in the blood may also raise the risk of heart disease in adults.… Read More »

42% of heart diseases are fatal in Turkey, above global average, health official warns

The mortality rate of cardiac diseases is 42% in Turkey, 1 percentage point higher than the world average, chairman of the Turkish Heart Foundation warned Thursday, adding that multidimensional efforts to decrease this rate continue. The foundation organized a program Thursday called “My heart, Your Heart, All of our Heart” in the Taksim district of… Read More »

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can affect your heart

As the cold and flu season continues this year, it is important to be aware that many of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for congestion, aches, pains, and low-grade fevers contain medicines that can have harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. Chief among these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and decongestants. NSAIDs… Read More »