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Researchers Looking Into Current Guidelines On Statin Usage

Should everyone take statin drugs? Researchers reviewed existing data from trials and surveys to weigh the side effects and benefits of the preventive drugs that claim to lower cholesterol.

Medicine December 4, 2018

American Heart Association Finds Link Between Prolonged Screen Time And Heart Disease In Children

Parents are encouraged to keep their children away from prolonged screen time since it’s linked to poor cardiovascular health and obesity. The American Heart Association recommends no more than two hours a day.

Public Health August 8, 2018

Women Are More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Their Doctor Is A Woman, Too

A female doctor might be better than male doctors at treating female heart attack patients, according to a new study. It brings to light the issue of gender diversity in the emergency room.

Public Health August 7, 2018

Stop Spending Money On Multivitamins, Researchers Say They Don’t Work When It Comes To Heart Health

Yet another study found no link between taking multivitamins and a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. The finding came as a result of previous studies involving over 2 million people from five different countries.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 11, 2018

Binge Drinking Puts Young Men At Risk Of High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease

A new study suggests binge drinking might make young males more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Those who drink seven to eight beverages in one sitting, either 12 times or more per year, showed elevated levels of blood pressure and cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018

Sleeping For Less Than 6 Hours Or More Than 10 Hours Could Lead To Heart Disease, New Study Finds

A new study shows that men and women who sleep less than six hours or more than ten hours daily were at a higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

Researchers Studying The Penis Found That Erectile Dysfunction Can Lead To Heart Disease

A new study revealed a link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Men ages 60 to 70 with ED were twice as likely to suffer from heart complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

These Foods Could Help Fight Disease, According To Scientists

Nutritional scientists have identified the health benefits of certain foods such as eggs, yogurt, and coffee. In case you missed it, here's a list of the nutrition discoveries that scientists have recently stumbled upon.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

Researchers Say 11 Million Americans Are Taking The Wrong Aspirin, Statins, And Blood Pressure Medications

A new study reveals that 11 million Americans might be taking the wrong medicine to prevent cardiovascular disease. The pooled cohort equations (PCEs) likely have outdated data.

Medicine June 6, 2018

Women With 5 Or More Children Are At A Greater Risk For Suffering From A Heart Disease

A new study has shown that women who have larger families had a higher risk of developing a heart-related disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer among women in the United States, according to the CDC.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2018

New Study Suggests That 'Healthy Obesity' Can Still Lead To Cardiovascular Disease

A study shows that being healthy and obese doesn't mean a person can't have health issues later in life. The researchers of the team collected data on over 90,000 women in America, some claimed to not have health problems despite being overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

Most Commonly Consumed Vitamins, Mineral Supplements May Not Prevent Heart Attacks, Premature Death

Vitamin D, calcium, vitamin C, and multivitamins do not have consistent benefits in preventing heart disease, stroke, and premature death. What supplements reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Healthy Habits That Can Prolong Life By More Than A Decade

Harvard researchers discovered that adherence to five lifestyle practices is associated with more than 10 years of increased longevity, as well as reduced risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. What are these five healthy habits?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Men With Stronger Grip More Likely To Be Married: Study

Researchers found that men with stronger grips are actually more likely to be married. What could be the link between grip strength and marital status?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2018

Heart Failure Study Shows Protein Blockage Could Improve Cardiac Function

An experiment conducted in mice showed that cardiovascular function can be improved just by blocking a particular protein in the heart. The therapy proved successful in mouse models, although further research is warranted in human heart cells.

Public Health April 15, 2018

Survey Shows Adults Prefer Popping Pills Than Exercise To Treat High Blood Pressure

People prefer to swallow pills or drink tea than to exercise to manage their high blood pressure. A Yale study showed that only 1 in 3 Americans are interested in prolonging their lifespan even if options are available.

Public Health April 9, 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

Eating Yogurt Linked To Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Individuals With High Blood Pressure

Higher intake of yogurt has been tied to reduced risk for heart attack and stroke in hypertensive individuals. Here are other health benefits of consuming the fermented food product.

Public Health February 18, 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

Having A Pet Dog Leads To Longer, Healthier Life: Study

Researchers found that dog owners have lower risks of cardiovascular disease and death. Singles and owners of hunting dogs have the lowest cardiovascular disease risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 18, 2017

Heart Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet May Only Be For The Rich: Study

The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet seem to be exclusive to the rich and educated, a new study has found. Learn about the connection of this diet to socioeconomic standing based on a study of 18,000 Italians.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 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

Blood Type May Determine Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Non-O blood type people have been found to have higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Those who belong to blood group type AO, BO, or AB, though have ways to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Despite Normal BMI, Excess Weight Around Waist Could Raise Death Risk

In a new study, people with a normal body mass index but carry excess weight around their middle have the highest death risk from any cause. Find out the dangers of belly fat in this new research confirming previous findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 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

Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks Of Some Heart Conditions

A study revealed that alcohol consumption in moderation may lower the risk of developing some heart conditions. Researchers suggest that rather than starting to drink, people should instead adopt healthier lifestyles to mitigate heart failure risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 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

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

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

Heart Disease, Stroke Statistics 2017: Cardiovascular Disease Still Leading Cause Of Death, Reports AHA

The 2017 update of Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics of the American Heart Association confirms that cardiovascular disease is still leading cause of death. The number of deaths attributed to it is expected to rise by 46 percent by 2030.

Public Health January 30, 2017

Fat Shaming Brings Greater Health Risks Than Obesity Itself, Says Study

A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Caffeine May Be Key To Fighting Aging-Related Inflammation

New research has linked coffee consumption with the reduction of cardiovascular disease among the elderly. The research discovered that an underlying inflammatory mechanism that triggers cardiovascular problems can be neutralized by caffeine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 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

Weekend Exercise May Be Enough To Lower Death Risk From Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Says Study

‘Weekend warriors’ enjoy health benefits despite just engaging in physical activity once or twice in a week. According to researchers, that much exercise is enough to lower death risks associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Public Health January 11, 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

Study Suggests Saturated Fat Could Actually Be Good For You

Saturated fat could increase HDL cholesterol levels in blood, reports a recent study conducted at KG Jebsen center for diabetes research. The concept of healthy diet doesn’t lie in the quantity of fat or carbohydrate taken but the quality of food consumed, noted the researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2016

Statin Use Can Help Lower Death Risk For Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis And Psoriatic Arthritis: Study

A new study suggests that statin treatment can help improve survival rates for some arthritis patients by as much as 33 percent. This may be because of the drug's ability to reduce inflammation and lower lipids.

Medicine November 14, 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

Early Menopause Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk And Early Death

Women who reach menopause by 45 years old were found to have increased risk for heart problems and early death. Hormonal changes possibly contribute to these health problems.

Public Health September 15, 2016

Saturated Fats May Not Be That Bad After All: Analysis Found Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies

Documents from the 1960s revealed why cardiovascular diseases are primarily blamed on saturated fats. The Sugar Research Foundation paid researchers to conduct studies that would downplay the role of sugar on heart disease risk.

Public Health September 13, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

Heart Disease Prevention: Study Recommends Mediterranean-Style Diet Over Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

A Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of death in heart patients better than cholesterol-lowering drugs. Thirty-seven percent lower risk of death was observed in heart patients that consumed a Mediterranean diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2016

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Top Killer In 12 European Countries

Researchers from Oxford have found that cancer has overtaken heart disease as the top killer in 12 European countries. Curiously, most of these countries lie in Western Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2016

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