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Loneliness Or Social Isolation Can Lead To An Early Death For People With Heart Failure, New Study Suggests

A new study showed that people who suffer from heart failure and feel lonely are at a greater risk of a premature death. The study noted that people who felt connected to others but had a similar diagnosis where not at risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

An Egg A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: How To Make Eggs Even Healthier

An egg is a healthy food that may help reduce stroke and the risk of heart disease. How it is prepared and cooked, however, matter. Here are tips on how to make egg meals healthier.

Public Health May 23, 2018

One Way To Prevent Heart Disease? Eat An Egg Per Day, Says New Study

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. But what about eating more than one egg a day?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Exercising 4-5 Days A Week Could Help Your Heart Remain Youthful, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by various researchers in Texas showed that exercising four to five days a week helped decrease aging in the heart and major arteries. Participants of the study ranged from 60 years and older.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018

WHO Wants Trans Fat Out Of Food Supply: Types Of Food To Avoid To Cut Back On Trans Fats

World Health Organization recently released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. Here's how one can restrict the consumption of the artery-clogging fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Older Americans Have Active Sex Life: Why Physical Intimacy Still Matters Even In Old Age

Americans between 65 and 80 years old are still sexually active. Here are some of the reasons why physical intimacy is a good thing for aging populations.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

A Big Belly Could Be Bad For Your Health And Your Heart - Even If You're Not Overweight

A new study has found that people who have a wider waist or central obesity are at a higher risk of having heart problems than those who are overweight. The study was conducted on 1,700 participants who were a "normal size" but had a large belly.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2018

Your Chances For Heart Disease May Decrease If You Stay Active, Regardless Of What Your Genes Say

Keep working out. A new study says staying physically active diminishes one’s risk of developing heart disease regardless if they have an elevated genetic risk for such complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2018

World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Saves Life Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Sadie Rutenberg was born with a huge hole inside her heart. Thanks to this miraculous heart valve by Abbott, she is now thriving at three years old.

Medicine April 10, 2018

Drinking Just 1 High-Fat Milkshake May Already Trigger Heart Disease

Researchers discovered that drinking just one high-fat milkshake is already enough to possibly trigger heart disease. The study should serve as a warning for people to think twice about everything that they want to eat and drink.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Study Explains Why Fewer People With Severe Cholesterol Are On Statin Therapy

Patients with elevated and/or severe cholesterol levels were reported to take less or no prescribed statins. The new study published by the American Heart Association stated that statin compliance is less prevalent in younger patients compared to older ones.

Medicine March 27, 2018

Pain Relievers Like Prescription-Strength Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat

Selective NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, or meloxicam were linked to an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation. Should people stop taking these pain relievers to treat body ache and pain?

Medicine March 22, 2018

Chinese Ready Meals Should Come With Health Warnings About Their Salt Content: Campaign Group

One of the Chinese takeaway dishes analyzed by the campaign group Action on Salt contains five times the amount of salt present in McDonald’s Big Mac. Here's why this amount of salt in food could be dangerous to one's health.

Public Health March 13, 2018

Obesity Paradox Debunked: Obese People Don’t Actually Live Longer, New Study Says

A team of researchers just challenged the very concept of Obesity Paradox. According to their study, overweight or obese people don’t actually live longer lives — they’re just diagnosed with heart disease earlier, that’s all.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2018

Adults With Heart Disease At Risk Of Developing Dementia, Says Study

Adults born with congenital heart disease show an increased risk of dementia, a new study has found. People with dementia experience problems with short-term memory loss, confusion, reduced concentration, personality changes, and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2018

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 1 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

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