Regular consumption of chocolate benefits the heart and helps reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, notes a new study. Here are the other gains one can get from regularly eating dark chocolate and its flavonoids and other healthy components.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017
A study revealed that consuming high fat dairy products did not increase the risk of heart disease. However, other experts claimed that these products introduced salts and saturated fats, both of which are harmful for the heart.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 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
New AHA recommendations note that omega-3 fish oil supplementation may benefit heart attack and chronic heart failure patients. Evidence, however, is lacking when it comes to fish oil's role in cardiovascular disease prevention.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2017
New diet trends in the United States include juicing, gluten-free diets, and intake of antioxidant supplements. A new review seeks to investigate their actual effects on heart health and whether they're helping improve cardiovascular wellness or not.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2017
U.S. dementia rate has seen a drop between the years 2000 and 2012. Increased level of education and improved treatments for cardiovascular factors may be behind the decline.
Public Health November 22, 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 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
Calcium supplements could prove harmful to heart and vascular system, reports a recent study. However, taking diet rich in calcium instead of supplements is found to be heart healthy.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 13, 2016
Dr. Mehmet Oz teams up with Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard to launch a new smartwatch called the iBeat Life Monitor. The device is a more stylish alternative to Life Alert systems and could be used to save lives.
Wearable Tech September 30, 2016
Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?
Neuroscience June 19, 2016
French consumer electronics firm Withings has launched Body Cardio, a high-tech fitness scale that measures one's pulse wave velocity for a snapshot of one's heart health.
Gadgets June 9, 2016
The love between a dog and the owner can now be scientifically supported: research has shown that your canine pal's heart rate can somehow become in sync with your own.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016
Abdominal fat emerged as a strong predictor of heart illness in type 1 or type 2 diabetes patients. The link between belly fat - which manifests in apple-shaped bodies - and left ventricular dysfunction even appeared independent of BMI and total weight.
LIFE April 4, 2016
Another reason why you should love your heart. A new study has found that keeping the heart healthy helps prevent declines in thinking and memory skills and brain-processing speed.
LIFE March 17, 2016
Researchers have come up with new heart cells that function like a cross between adult heart cells and embryonic stem cells as a potential heart failure treatment. The cells form into different types to fully support heart function.
LIFE March 5, 2016
Your job can potentially harm your heart. A large survey revealed nine jobs that can hurt your waistline and cardiovascular health.
LIFE March 2, 2016
Your current job could be hazardous to your heart health, a new study presented to the American Heart Association suggests. Middle-age sales and office workers appear to be more at risk of developing heart disease than other professionals.
LIFE March 2, 2016
Researchers found that good heart health can help protect the brain from dementia. The study found a significant drop in the participants monitored for 40 years and overall cardiovascular health seems to be driving dementia risks down.
LIFE February 12, 2016
Researchers found a significant drop in dementia cases among people with at least a high school diploma. An Alzheimer's expert said this supports the cognitive reserve concept.
LIFE February 11, 2016
Several sweets and chocolate companies have joined the flavanols bandwagon. A new method of removing the bitterness from cacao beans led to the creation of chocolate pills packed with heart-friendly flavanols.
LIFE November 24, 2015
Natural remedies may not be as safe as they look like. In a recent report, a woman's cardiovascular health was placed at risk after drinking an alternative medicine for pain relief.
LIFE November 22, 2015
Doctors use 3D imaging to create topographical maps of patient's hearts. The maps can then pinpoint areas where heart disease is secretly festering.
LIFE October 20, 2015
Red wine may have heart benefits for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Experts particularly found that red wine increases good cholesterol, thus removing bad cholesterol from arteries.
LIFE October 13, 2015
Ladies, looking for a reason to drink beer? Researchers have found that knocking back a beer or two a week may be beneficial to your heart health.
LIFE September 25, 2015
A new study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom suggests that eating 3.5 ounces of chocolates a day can help lessen the likelihood of developing heart-related ailments such as stroke, heart attack and heart disease.
June 20, 2015
Researchers tracked the health and chocolate-eating habits of tens of thousands of adults for more than a decade and found that chocolate-eaters tend to have healthier hearts. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence suggesting that eating chocolate can reduce risk of heart disease.
LIFE June 15, 2015
Clean air is good for you. Specifically, researchers have found that using air purifiers can impart benefits, most especially for those with heart problems.
LIFE May 30, 2015
Having a goal gives you direction, giving you something to live for. Researchers have found that more than just promoting psychological well-being, this also protects your heart, allowing you to live longer.
LIFE March 8, 2015
According to a study, how much vitamin D you got as a child may determine whether or not you develop atherosclerosis as an adult.
LIFE February 11, 2015
According to the annual diet rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the DASH diet is the best diet this year for the fifth year in a row.
Internet Culture January 6, 2015
Yoga reduces the risk of heart disease, and has numerous other health benefits, according to a new meta-study. What can the practice do for the human body?
LIFE December 16, 2014
A recent study suggests that healthy heart contributes to sharp mind. Fluency, learning and memory shortfalls may develop in an individual in case of poor heart health.
LIFE June 15, 2014
The U.S. FDA's approval of the new heart failure devices and defibrillators of Boston Scientific is good news for those patients at risk of heart failure. Find out what makes these new devices different from the rest.
LIFE April 16, 2014
A new study, conducted over 25 years, has found that heart health, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in early adulthood can predict a person's brain function in later life.
LIFE April 1, 2014