Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The scary new wave of heart attacks before 40

Sorry, we should have led with the good news: If you are a middle-aged or older guy, the chances of your having a heart attack are as low as they have been in decades. (Thanks, Lipitor!) Even in much older people—the 65-plus crowd—there has been a nearly 40% drop in heart-attack hospitalizations in the past 20 years. But according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting last spring, people who have yet to hit the big four-oh are bucking that trend, experiencing higher heart-attack rates than ever.

The number of victims in their 20s and 30s has been rising over the past two decades, and scientists have even seen atherosclerosis, the arterial damage and blockages that cause serious heart events, in the arteries of men in their teens and 20s. What is driving the scary stats? Experts have four theories:
  • We are getting heavier earlier, and we stay that way
  • Younger guys are smoking—and vaping—more
  • Stress hits earlier
  • There is a tendency to ignore obvious heart attack risks and symptoms
Ref: https://sg.yahoo.com/news/scary-wave-heart-attacks-40-120000271.html

Signs your body is sending you when your liver is damaged

The liver is responsible for cleaning the blood and detoxifies chemicals.

Here are some signs that your liver is in trouble:
  • You have super-itchy skin
  • Your skin and eyes are turning yellow
  • You have gained a lot of weight
  • You are losing weight
  • Your palms are red
  • You are not getting enough sleep
  • Your memory is getting worse
  • You are always tired
  • You have no appetite
  • Man experiencing enlarged breasts
  • Changing personality
  • Your skin is easily bruised
  • You have swollen legs and ankles
  • You feel bloated
  • Your urine is dark or chocolate color

Ref: https://networthstars.com/these-are-the-signs-your-body-is-sending-you-when-your-liver-is-damaged/

A good food for your liver is sugarcane juice.You may want to read Sugarcane juice can help treat jaundice.

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Women need more sleep than men because their brains work harder

Women need enough sleep or she will have psychological distress....

Science has confirmed that women have more complex brains, which suggests that they need more sleep. Professor Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University has a specific explanation on the importance of sleeping.

According to Jim Horne: “For women, poor sleep is strongly associated with high levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger,” and “These feelings were not associated with the same degree of sleep disruption in men.”

“Because women’s brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater. The average is 20 minutes more, but some women may need slightly more or less than this.”

Ref: https://thelifehacker.org/2019/09/03/women-need-more-sleep-than-men-because-their-brains-work-harder-according-to-science/

You may want to read Actually, women are not better at multitasking