Women are TWICE as likely to develop fatal heart complications from mental stress than men

Women are twice as likely to develop fatal heart complications as men, new research warns.

The study found mental stress such as public speaking was more likely to cause myocardial ischemia, inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle, in young women who have had a heart attack compared to their male peers according to Daily Mail.  

While previous studies showed a higher heart risk from mental stress for women, it wasn't clear to what extent.

The new research, offers clearer evidence than ever that women may need more intensive care after a cardiac event than men, and mental stress may affect women's hearts more.

Two servings of yoghurt a week reduces the risk of a heart attack

Yoghurt reduces the risk of a heart attack by up to 30 per cent in people with high blood pressure, new research suggests, according to Daily Mail.

Eating at least two servings of yoghurt a week lowers the risk of women with hypertension suffering a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, by up to 30 percent and men by 19 percent, a study found.

Researchers believe a combination of natural yoghurt's fermentation and calcium content benefits at-risk people's hearts.

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to Science Daily.

In "Cleaning at Home and at Work in Relation to Lung Function Decline and Airway Obstruction," researchers analyzed data from 6,235 participants. The participants, whose average age was 34 when they enrolled, were followed for more than 20 years.

"While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact," said senior study author Cecile Svanes, MD, PhD. "We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year after year, might accelerate the rate of lung function decline that occurs with age."

Going VEGAN can prevent overweight adults from falling victim to diabetes

Going vegan can prevent overweight adults from developing type 2 diabetes, an 'important' new study has concluded.

Following a plant-based diet can boost insulin sensitivity - considered the driving factor of the potentially deadly condition, in fat people. according to Daily Mail.

And scientists also found being vegan, which is soaring in popularity, can improve beta-cell function - which store and release insulin.

It is believed the benefits of the diet, consisting of fruits, vegetables and legumes, stems from tackling bulging waistlines and aiding weight loss.

We are all overdosing on ibuprofen

Too many people are taking too many anti-inflammatory painkillers, a new study reveals, according to Daily Mail. 

Ibuprofen and similar drugs are great for all kinds of aches and pains, but too much of a good thing, in this case, can be deadly by causing ulcers and digestive tract bleeding.

New research found that 15 percent of adults take more than the recommended daily maximum of the pills.

Many people also take the drug every day, a worrisome habit that could contribute the slow erosion of gastrointestinal walls. 

Across the board, it seems people have an unhealthy relationship to painkillers. 

They take an estimated 30 billion doses of over the counter or prescription drugs similar to ibuprofen every year. 

While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen are not addictive like more potent opioids painkillers, they are not without their own dangerous side effects.

'The attitude that users can choose their own dose regardless of label directions, along with poor knowledge of dosing limits, is associated with exceeding the daily limit,' said lead study author Dr David Kaufman.