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Topic: Heart Disease

New Study Says Cheese Won’t Up Your Heart Disease And Stroke Risk: What’s The Beef With Full-Fat Dairy?

The recent study saying full-fat dairy products such as cheese, butter, and milk don’t increase the risk of heart disease was rapidly contested by some medical organizations. The cheese debate lays down the pros and cons of saturated fat.

Public Health May 11, 2017

Save Yourself A Trip To A Heart Doctor: Don't Go Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease

A new study revealed that a low-gluten diet does not necessarily safeguard an individual from heart disease risks. The research advised people without celiac disease to not restrict their intake of gluten or food products having the storage protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

New Editorial Says Saturated Fats Do Not Up Heart Disease Risk, And Experts Remain Divided

A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine called it "plain wrong" to villify saturated fats and say they result in coronary heart disease. Here are the two sides of the ongoing scientific debate.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2017

Energy Drinks Could Have Unhealthy Impact On Heart Rhythm And Blood Pressure

A study concluded that energy drink consumption led to irregular heart rhythm and elevated blood pressure. However, health officials claimed that the study's findings were circumspect as it was conducted on a very small group of participants.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2017

Choline And Bacteria May Be Culprit Behind Stroke And Heart Disease

Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Could This 3D-Printed Patch Heal A Damaged Heart?

Biomedical researchers have produced a novel 3D-bioprinted patch that could help renew scarred tissue and assist heart attack patients. Could this be the breakthrough that study of heart failure is waiting for?

Medicine April 24, 2017

USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: Study

Two conflicting medical guidelines on statin use may lead to fewer number of users in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers compare guidelines from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA to determine their impact.

Medicine April 18, 2017

More Gray Hair Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk

Men with more white hair were found to have higher risk for coronary artery disease that is independent of age and other cardiovascular factors. What do health experts recommend for individuals with high chances of developing heart disease?

Public Health April 9, 2017

Fitbit Saves Connecticut Woman From Life-Threatening Medical Condition

The Fitbit fitness band helped a 73-year old woman detect improper heart functioning. The woman sought medical help as a result and was diagnosed with life-threatening pulmonary embolisms in the arteries of both her lungs.

Public Health April 7, 2017

Scientists Successfully Turn Spinach Leaf Into Heart Tissue

A team of scientists successfully transform a simple spinach leaf into heart tissue. The interdisciplinary team’s success could solve bioengineering’s long-standing human tissue regeneration problem.

Biotech March 27, 2017

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Amazon Tribe Offers Clues To Preventing Heart Disease

The Tsimane tribe that lives primitive life in the Amazon jungle has the healthiest heart in the world. Elements of its people's lifestyle can be translated to Western behaviors to reduce risk for heart disease.

Public Health March 19, 2017

Amazon's Tsimane People Who Eat Monkeys And Piranhas Have Healthiest Hearts In The World

CT scans revealed that members of the Amazon tribe Tsimane have far healthier hearts than people in other parts of the world including Japan, United States, and Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Depression Doubles Risk Of Death Post Heart Disease Diagnosis, Suggests Study

A study performed suggests that depression doubles the chances of death after the detection of a heart disorder. It also revealed that people with heart diseases are at an increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Such As Viagra May Give Longer Life To Heart Attack Patients: Study

Latest Swedish study suggests that a class of erectile dysfunction drugs may be beneficial for heart attack patients. Can ED drugs such as Viagra actually be helpful for heart disease?

Medicine March 10, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Exercise Reduces Impact Of Obesity On Heart Disease Among Elderly

A new study suggests physical activity may reduce the impact of obesity on heart disease among middle-aged and elderly adults. Researchers recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity for a healthy heart.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2017

Missing Early Warning Signs Of Hearth Attack Can Result In Death, New Study Reveals

A new research reveals that missing early signs of a heart attack can be detrimental. Doctors are reportedly failing to notice the early symptoms of heart attacks in hospitals, but the cause has not been determined.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2017

Men And Women Differ On Heart Attack Symptoms

Women are just as vulnerable to heart disease as men are, but the symptoms in women are subtler. Symptoms in men are more dramatic, while those in women include pain that is often overlooked.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2017

The Recipe For Longevity Revealed: 10 Servings Of Fruits And Vegetables Per Day

A new study suggests 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day could reduce a person’s chances of developing diseases and overall mortality risk. But is it doable?

Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2017

Congenital Heart Disease: What It Means For Your Baby’s Health

Congenital heart disease is one the most common birth defects seen today. Know more about the different types of CHD, the potential causes and risk factors, and the available treatment options for this condition.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Benefits vs Risks: Daily Aspirin Therapy For Heart Disease

One of the most commonly prescribed medicines of all time, low-dose aspirin therapy may have a lot of benefits, but it comes with serious side effects, too.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Is Prolonged Sleep An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia?

A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?

Neuroscience February 23, 2017

Nearly Half Of Americans To Have Some Form Of Heart Disease-Related Health Problem By 2035

A new American Heart Association report estimates that 45 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of health problem linked to heart disease by 2035. Costs associated with cardiovascular conditions would also rise to $1.1 trillion.

Public Health February 15, 2017

Is Conventional Medicine Making Women Suffer Heart Disease In Silence?

A CNN report cited how an underlying sexism in medical research has cost lives, with heart disease research and treatments historically tailored for men. Women may be suffering from heart attacks in silence, experts warned.

Public Health February 14, 2017

Iranian Baby With Congenital Heart Disease Ready To Undergo Surgery

The Iranian baby temporarily banned from coming to the United States because of President Donald Trump's immigration order appears ready to undergo heart surgery. The girl's condition can be deadly if left untreated.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Heart Disease Is Leading Cause Of Death In American Women

Heart disease is the number one killer for American women, even deadlier than cancer per experts. Women can avoid cardiovascular diseases by quitting or reducing smoking among other things.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Cancer Drug Promotes Heart Tissue Regeneration, Could Double As Heart Disease Treatment

A cancer drug in development has been found to promote heart tissue regeneration, showing promise as a potential treatment for heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death in Americans.

Medicine February 4, 2017

5 Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas Other Than Oatmeal

The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

New Health Guidelines Make The Case Against Skipping Breakfast, Eating Late

Planning when to consume meals and snacks, along with not skipping breakfast, is linked to a healthier diet that could reduce the risk of conditions including heart disease, according to a new statement from Columbia scientists. It raises the idea of proper meal timing and mindful eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Customizable Soft Robot Fits Around Heart To Help It Beat

A customizable soft robot has been jointly developed by Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital to support heart patients and improve heartbeat, working with a silicon sleeve fit around the organ to function like artificial muscles.

Biotech January 20, 2017

Eating Spicy Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer

Eating spicy chili pepper regularly may reduce risk of premature death from heart disease and stroke. Capsaicin found in chili peppers could be behind this link.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Brain Scans Reveal How Stress Raises Heart Attack Risk

How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.

Neuroscience January 12, 2017

Shoulder Pain Associated With Higher Risks Of Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine have found a link between shoulder pain and cardiovascular diseases. People facing shoulder discomfort like pain in joints, tendons, and muscles may be blaming it on physical stress, but they could actually be suffering from a heart condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 31, 2016

Diabetes, Heart Disease Dominate Health Care Spending In The US

Did you know that just 20 health conditions make up more than half of health care spending in the United States? And out of that number, diabetes and heart disease take the top spots.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Questions About Women's Heart Disease

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.

Public Health December 28, 2016

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Restoring Cardiac Function After Heart Failure

Heart failure affects millions of adult Americans. It may still be in its experimental stages, but new drug cimaglermin is showing incredible promise in restoring cardiac function for heart failure patients based on a first-in-man study.

Medicine December 28, 2016

Heart Calcification: Here’s Why The Heart Turns Into Bone And What Researchers Are Doing About It

Heart disease claims a lot of lives but many still live through heart injury. However, researchers have discovered that certain survivors experience calcium formation in their hearts during recovery.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2016

Fewer Americans Are Dying Young From Preventable Causes: CDC

A new CDC report showed that fewer Americans died of preventable deaths between 2010 and 2014. According to data, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease.

Public Health November 19, 2016

Marijuana Users May Be At High Risk For Weakened Heart Muscles

Active marijuana use may be linked to the development of a rare heart condition in which the heart muscle weakens, a new study has revealed. Researchers say symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016

Cooking In High Heat Might Increase Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

A new study suggests that cooking food over high-heat plays a major role in increased risks of coronary heart disease. Production of neoformed contaminants increase over a high temperature, producing compounds harmful to our health.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2016

When The 'Worried Well' Are Worried Sick: Study Finds Hypochondriacs Have High Heart Disease Risk Due To Health Anxiety

According to researchers, hypochondriacs, or the 'worried well,' are at high risk of developing heart disease. Their perpetual state of worry elevates anxiety levels, a known risk factor for heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2016

Researchers Uncover Clues To Heart Disease: Thanks, Thai Water Bug

Heart disease has long been a topic for studies and researchers continue to explore ways to shed light on the health condition. Now, researchers have tapped a surprising study aid: the Thai water bug.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2016

Belly Fat Associated With New, Worse Heart Disease Risk Factors

Belly fat increases the risk of heart disease, confirms a recent study. Of the two types of belly fat - the fat present under the skin and the fat present inside the abdominal cavity - the latter poses a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2016

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