Hereditary diseases may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists from OHSU successfully corrected a faulty gene that leads to fatal heart disease using CRISPR.
Biotech August 5, 2017
Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2017
In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?
Medicine June 20, 2017
The American Heart Association said in a new advisory that coconut oil is not healthy. Here are healthier cooking oil options that contain less amount of saturated fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017
Researchers discover that photosynthetic bacteria could help improve heart functions when injected in beating hearts. Cyanobacteria exposed to light produce enough oxygen to keep the heart beating.
Biotech June 16, 2017
Long-term daily intake of aspirin may lead to internal bleeding for elderly patients aged 75 and above, a new study suggests. Researchers recommend prescribing proton pump inhibitors to offset the negative side effect.
Medicine June 14, 2017
Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?
Medicine June 13, 2017
The length and quality of sleep can be a good indicator of a person’s overall physical and mental health. Just how much sleep can be considered ‘enough?’
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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