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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 The pooled cohort equations (PCEs) likely have outdated data.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

Naked Mole Rat's Metabolic Trick To Survive Oxygen Deprivation May Help Stroke And Heart Attack Patients

Naked mole rats essentially become plants when they are deprived of oxygen. How can the rodents' special metabolic strategy potentially help people who suffered from heart attack and stroke?

Animals April 22, 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

Trans Fat Ban Linked To Fewer Heart Attacks, Better Health

The trans fat ban in public food venues has made New Yorkers healthier, reducing heart attack and stroke rates by more than 6 percent. Next year, the FDA plans to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from baked and fried goods sold nationwide.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Cholesterol Drug Repatha Slashes Heart Attack Risk By 27 Percent But Disappoints Doctors And Investors

Amgen's cholesterol-reducing drug Repatha reduced heart attack rate by 27 percent and stroke by 21 percent. Why are doctors and investors disappointed at the results of the drug's clinical trial?

Medicine March 20, 2017

Pain Killers Up Risks Of Heart Attack: Better Think Twice Before Taking That Ibuprofen

Consumption of painkillers can increase the risk of heart attacks by 31 percent. Usage of painkillers such as Ibuprofen may cause blood clots resulting to high pressure and subsequently heart attacks according to a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Survivors, According To New AHA Recommendations

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

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

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

New Study Reveals Mixed Results Of Testosterone Therapy

A roster of five new studies shows that testosterone replacement therapy has resulted in both health benefits and potential risks. Health benefits include anemia, while potential setbacks include more plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

Medicine February 22, 2017

Is Conventional Medicine Making Women Suffer Heart Disease In Silence?

A CNN report cited how an underlying sexism in medical research has cost lives, with heart disease research and treatments historically tailored for men. Women may be suffering from heart attacks in silence, experts warned.

Public Health February 14, 2017

Shoveling Snow Can Increase Heart Attack Risk In Men

Increased incidence of heart attack and heart-related deaths in men after snowfalls could be due to shoveling snow. How does shoveling snow up heart attack risks?

Public Health February 13, 2017

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Questions About Women's Heart Disease

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.

Public Health December 28, 2016

Heart Attack Risk Higher During Christmas Time: What Is Behind Spike In Cardiac Deaths During The Holidays?

Cold weather is widely blamed for the spike in heart-related deaths during the Christmas holiday, but a new study debunks this. What cause the increased cardiac deaths during the holidays?

Public Health December 25, 2016

Protein Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise Preventing Artery Disease In High-Risk Individuals

A protein inhibitor drug could help in preventing diseases like stroke and heart attack, reports a new study. The research team experimented on mice and established that the drug hindered the movement of cultured coronary artery smooth muscle cells and stopped the jamming of arteries and bypass implants.

Medicine December 25, 2016

Patients With HIV Have Nearly Double The Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Heart attack and stroke risks are important health indicators. Now, researchers have found that those with HIV actually have double the risk, saying that the current risk prediction tool needs an update.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Beware: Binge Drinking Can Trigger Holiday Heart Syndrome And Damage The Brain

Drinking during the holidays is normal, but drinking a little too much can cause a multitude of complications. Doctors warn about the effects of binge drinking on two vital organs: the heart and brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

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