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Ready Meals, Other Heavily Processed Food Increase Risk For Heart Attack And Early Death

Researchers from France and Spain have conducted two separate studies on the adverse effects of eating ultra-processed food. The French paper explores its impact on disease risks, while the Spanish paper discusses how it can increase early death rates.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Using Antibiotics For More Than 2 Months Increases Women's Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Six of 1,000 women who use antibiotics for at least two months would develop cardiovascular disease. Use of antibiotics can destroy the beneficial gut bacteria and increase prevalence of disease-causing microorganisms.

Medicine April 26, 2019

Less Invasive Platform With Nanomaterial May Help Heal Damage After Heart Attack

A new, less invasive platform that uses nanomaterial may help heal damage in patients post-heart attack, a landmark study revealed. Researchers hope that a clinical trial could be underway.

Biotech April 24, 2019

Late Dinner And No Breakfast Can Be Deadly For Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack patients who skip breakfast and eat late-night dinners are likely to develop severe health effects. These include developing chest pain, suffering another heart attack, and or even dying within 30 days after their initial heart attack.

Public Health April 19, 2019

Patients Who May Benefit From Statins Don't Take Them: Here's Why

A study found that 59 percent of American adults who are eligible to take statins were not offered with the medication. Meanwhile, a significant number of patients stopped taking the cholesterol-lowering drug because of fear of side effects.

Medicine March 30, 2019

New Guidelines No Longer Recommend Daily Low-Dose Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

Doctors may still prescribe daily low-dose aspirin for some patients, but aspirin therapy is now a class 2b recommendation under the new guidelines. What will experts recommend for preventing heart attack and stroke?

Public Health March 17, 2019

More Women Are Getting Affected By Heart Attack, Says Study

According to new research, women accounted for more hospital admissions for heart attacks. The study findings revealed that young women between the ages of 35 and 54 are at a higher risk of acute myocardial infarction.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2019

Fluctuating Income Places You At Risk Of Heart Attack And Early Death

Individuals with volatile income have higher risk of suffering from heart events such as stroke and heart attack. They also have higher risk for early death compared with those with more stable income. Here's why.

Public Health January 8, 2019

Strokes And Heart Attacks Could Be Early Warning Signs For Cancer

A recent study revealed that the probability of heart attack increases in patients months before they are diagnosed with cancer. The researchers found that patients with lung and colorectal cancers are at the highest risk.

Neuroscience December 24, 2018

Holiday Activities That Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk On Christmas Eve

A recent study revealed that 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve is the peak time for vulnerable people to get a heart attack. What are the activities that may increase the chances of a heart attack this holiday season?

Feature | Health December 21, 2018

Two Commonly Prescribed Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Raise Risk For Heart Attack

Type 2 diabetes patients prescribed sulfonylureas or basal insulin as second-line drugs are at higher risk for cardiovascular events. Researchers urge doctors to prescribe newer class of diabetes medications.

Public Health December 21, 2018

Woman Who Nearly Died Of Heart Attack Now Training For 'American Ninja Warrior'

A woman is now training for 'American Ninja Warrior' after nearly dying of a heart attack. Until then, she was unaware that she was born with congenital heart disease.

Feature | Health December 15, 2018

Heart Attack Risks Spike On Christmas Eve: Study

Research finds that Christmas and certain holidays up the risk for heart attacks. It is still uncertain what exactly causes the spike, whether it’s the stress, long-distance travel, or excessive food intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2018

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.

Public Health November 14, 2018

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.

Public Health November 13, 2018

Author And Actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford Passes Away At 63

Known for being born into political and Hollywood royalty, Christopher Kennedy Lawford died of heart attack while he was in Vancouver, Canada. Lawford was also an author and a campaigner for sobriety.

Celebrities September 7, 2018

Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Use of diclofenac, a commonly used NSAID for treating pain and inflammation, is linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events. The painkiller is also associated with higher risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Medicine September 6, 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

Drinking Alcohol Moderately Can Help Strengthen The Heart

Researchers suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation can possibly strengthen the heart. The study showed that a certain amount of alcohol can help prepare the heart deal with stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Millions Of Americans May Have Wrong Prescription For Heart Medicine: Here's What You Should Do

More than 11 million Americans may have been issued wrong prescriptions for drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. If you think you are one of them, this is what you should do.

Medicine June 7, 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

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

Barbershop Visits May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Going to the barbershop can help a person lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. It has been seen that the ambiance of barbershops is conducive to men being more open to suggestions of visiting a doctor.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Chinese Man Going Through Heart Attack Gets Help By Throwing Money

A man in China trying to address a heart attack fell to the ground then threw a wad of cash to get attention. A policeman walking by helped the man, who was by then already bleeding from the nose.

Viral February 27, 2018

Women Tend To Experience Lesser-Known Heart Attack Symptoms

In a study involving patients who had acute myocardial infarction, researchers found that women tend to experience lesser known symptoms of heart attack. Many doctors also miss detecting these signs.

Public Health February 20, 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

SensAheart Can Test For Heart Attacks Before They Happen

SensAheart can predict a heart attack before it's about to occur. The device was created by Emil Katz, the founder and CEO of Novamed, after his closed friends ignored symptoms of a heart attack.

Gadgets February 13, 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

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

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

Women More Likely To Die After A Heart Attack: Study

A new study found that women at higher risk of death after a heart attack than men. The problem lies in the fact that heart attack is perceived to be a male-centric condition.

Public Health January 8, 2018

New AI Software That Can Detect Lung Cancer And Heart Disease Will Soon Be Available To NHS Hospitals

A new artificial intelligence system developed by researchers from an Oxford University hospital can help diagnose heart disease and lung cancer. Know how it can be helpful for NHS hospitals.

Biotech January 4, 2018

This Popular Vitamin To Make Hair Grow Faster Is Screwing Up Blood Tests

Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.

Medicine November 30, 2017

American Heart Association President Suffers From Mild Heart Attack During Scientific Conference

The American Heart Association president John Warner suffered a mild heart attack hours after delivering his speech at the organization's Scientific Sessions. The interventional cardiologist is now recovering post-coronary stenting.

Medicine November 17, 2017

Sex Not Likely To Trigger Cardiac Arrest: Study

Can sex trigger a cardiac arrest? A new study showed that it rarely can. It further suggested that sudden cardiac arrest is linked with sex far more often in men than in women.

Public Health November 14, 2017

Death Of Pet Dog Literally Broke Texas Woman's Heart

A woman was left literally 'broken-hearted' after her Yorkshire terrier died as a result of congestive heart failure. Joanie Simpson was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with 'Broken-heart syndrome'.

Animals October 20, 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

Protein That Mimics Effect Of Exercise May Help Heart Failure Patients

The CT1 protein mimics the effects of going to the gym. Treatment causes the heart muscles to grow healthier and boosts the ability of the heart to pump blood. This may lead to new treatments for heart failure patients.

Medicine August 9, 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

Painkillers Up Risk Of Heart Attack, But Here's Why Your Doctor Will Not Stop You From Taking Them

A new study links routine use of common over-the-counter painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Read more about the dangers of NSAIDs and the association made between these NSAIDs and heart attack.

Medicine May 10, 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

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

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