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People Who Suffer From Migraines May Be At Risk For Heart Disease, Says Study

A new study has found that men and women who suffer from frequent migraines are at increased risk for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who experienced migraines with an aura, an event that can cause changes in vision, had a risk of getting heart attack and stroke.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018

Heart Disease: Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Heart Attack And Stroke

Heart attacks and strokes can have similar symptoms, making it more challenging for someone to tell the difference between the two. Here's a guide to help tell the difference between heart attacks and strokes.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Broken Heart Syndrome Is Real And It Can Be Fatal If Not Treated Right Away

The broken heart syndrome is real after all. Experts say physical and emotional stress, and the death of a loved one often causes this condition known as Takasubo Cardiomyopathy.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018

Noise Pollution May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

Exposure to noise was linked to increased risk for irregular heart rhythms and high blood pressure. What is the level of noise that can increase a person's odds for heart disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Ways To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

Smoking, stress, and high levels of blood sugar can cause heart attacks and strokes. Here's our guide on how to prevent these occurrences and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Therapies Pose Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Warns The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, warning that some breast cancer therapies pose serious risks of heart disease. According to the organization, breast cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.

Medicine February 2, 2018

30 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Reduces Risk Of Deaths Linked To Cancer And Heart Disease, Says Study

Can't find time to do physical activity during the day? A new report shows that doing 30 minutes of daily exercise can reduce the risk of deaths linked to cancer and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018

Influenza May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack By Six Times: Study

The influenza virus can cause more than just respiratory symptoms, a Canadian study found. Based on hospital records and flu test results, the infection puts a person at higher risk of having a heart attack.

Public Health January 26, 2018

Smoking Just One Cigarette A Day Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Light smokers and those who smoke occasionally still carry substantial risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. Experts recommend to stop smoking. Does this mean that smoking down is useless?

Public Health January 25, 2018

Coconut Oil Helps Reduce Heart Disease And Stroke Chances, Study Shows

A new study claims that coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, contrary to recent claims that the substance is unhealthy. Research showed that regular consumption of coconut oil resulted in higher levels of good cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018

AHA Study Proves Regular Exercise Can Reverse Heart Damage

For two years, researchers at the American Heart Association asked a group of middle-aged male adults to perform moderate to high-intensity exercise routines for four to five days a week. What they discovered could save millions of lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2018

Those Who Eat Cheese Every Day Are Less Likely To Get Heart Disease, But Don't Eat Too Much

Researchers who analyzed cheese consumption of more than 200,000 people have discovered that eating cheese every day is linked to lower risks of heart disease and stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should eat as much as you want.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

FDA To Revoke Authorized Health Claim That Soy Protein Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

For the first time in its history, the FDA attempts to revoke a previously authorized health claim. Here's why the federal health agency may no longer allow companies to claim soy protein may reduce heart disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2017

When You Die And Your Heart Stops, Your Brain Is Still Functioning (Yes, You'll Know When You're Dead)

Researchers have found that even though the heart stops beating, the brain is still functioning. Those who have experienced a heart attack or cardiac arrest are still aware of what's happening around them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2017

Too Much Exercise May Lead To Heart Problems, If You're A White Man

A new study revealed that working out for too many hours a week increases the risk of coronary artery calcification, which is a warning for possible heart disease. Interestingly, the trend was only seen among white men.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2017

These Foods May Slash Your Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods such as bananas and avocados can help protect against heart disease, a study reveals. What are some other examples of food that contain high amounts of potassium?

Public Health October 9, 2017

Boy Who Received Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Ohio teenager who got a new lease on life after a successful transplant collapses on the way to school. He passed away an hour later.

Feature | Health August 20, 2017

Scientists Successfully Use CRISPR To Snip Genetic Defect From Human Embryo

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

Here's Why Coconut Oil Does Not Deserve A Bad Rap

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

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

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

Coconut Oil Is Not Healthy: Here Are The Best Oils For Heart Health

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

Blue-Green Algae And Light Could Help Improve Cardiac Function: Study

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

Taking Aspirin Daily May Be Deadly For Elderly: Study

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

J&J Drug May Reduce Heart Events In Diabetes Patients But Doubles Risk For Toe, Lower Foot Amputations

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

Enough Sleep Important For People At Risk Of Heart Disease: How Much Sleep Do We Need Daily?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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