Lifestyle changes can ease the burden of heart failure. Heart Failure means the heart muscle is damaged or weakened; unable to pump blood efficiently. The result is that the body is not getting the blood, oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Heart Failure has many causes or underlying risk factors. Most common is damage to the heart muscle caused by a heart attack and the second most common is high blood pressure.

Some Brazilian babies with Zika-related birth defects show eye problems. A study published Tuesday found that one-third of babies with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus also display eye abnormalities that could affect their vision.

The 29 babies in the study were born with microcephaly, a condition that results in abnormally small heads and incomplete brain development. Brazil noted a sharp increase in microcephaly cases about six months after the first reported cases of Zika in that country.



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