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Study: Don't Ignore 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Numbers In Determining Cardiovascular Risks

Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels need to be controlled to prevent heart attack and stroke. A large study probed some 36 million blood pressure readings to come up with this conclusion.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2019

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Elevated Risk Of Bleeding In The Skull

Aspirin can do more harm than good in patients who do not have a history of heart disease. New research has found that this common medication could actually lead to bleeding in the skull.

Medicine May 14, 2019

Traces Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Says Study

Drinking water contaminated with arsenic might lead to the thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber that could result in cardiac arrest and stroke. Researchers found that higher levels of arsenic increase the chances of developing a heart condition.

Public Health May 9, 2019

Scientists Create Pacemaker That Can Be Powered By Your Heartbeat

A pacemaker that can operate using energy generated from heartbeat was tested on pigs. This new study can chart new horizons for the future of implantable medical electronic devices.

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

Skipping Breakfast Raises Your Risk Of Dying Early From Heart Disease

People who do not eat breakfast have 87 percent higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat their first meal of the day every day. How does skipping breakfast raises risk of heart disease?

Public Health April 23, 2019

Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Risk For Premature Death

Resting heart rate is extremely important in assessing overall health. In a new study, a higher resting heart rate is found linked to a higher risk of death from any cause in men 50 years old and older.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2019

Three Or More Eggs A Week Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Disease

Are eggs more good or bad for the health? A new study adds to the debate, and unfortunately, it's not very good news for people who love to eat eggs.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2019

Transgender Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke And Blood Clots

Research found that transgender people who had hormone therapy face greater cardiovascular risk. They are more likely to suffer from stroke, blood clots and heart attacks than cis people. Why?

Public Health February 19, 2019

Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep At Night Raises Your Risk For Heart Disease

Sleeping less than six hours at night may raise risk for atherosclerosis, which is linked to stroke and heart attack. Is it a good idea to drink alcohol to get longer and quality sleep?

Public Health January 14, 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

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Experts Say Eat In Moderation

Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2019

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Prescibed For UTI And Respiratory Infections May Cause Aneurysm

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics used for more than 30 years to treat serious bacterial infections may raise a patient's risk for aortic aneurysm. Patients with increased risk for aortic dissections should consider other treatment options.

Public Health December 21, 2018

Sleeping Too Much Can Cause Heart Disease And Death, Says Study

Scientists warned that people who get too much sleep have a higher risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and dying. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours per night.

Public Health December 6, 2018

Snoring Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Disease In Women

Women who have obstructive sleep apnea, a severe sleep disorder, have a greater risk of heart disease compared to men. A new research also revealed that many people who snore might not know they have OSA.

Public Health November 30, 2018

Cancer May Soon Surpass Heart Disease As Top Cause Of Death In US

A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.

Public Health November 13, 2018

Doctors On The Fence About Aspirin Heart Benefits

New research proved that taking aspirin once a day cannot prevent heart diseases in relatively healthy people. The blood thinner can also pose a serious risk of bleeding in patients diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Medicine August 27, 2018

Chagas Disease Caused By 'Kissing Bug' Spreading Around The World, Warn Doctors

The American Heart Association published a statement warning about the Chagas disease, an infection spread by the kissing bug. The infection has been spreading in the United States and about 300,000 people have already been diagnosed.

Public Health August 24, 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

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

Is Coffee Good For The Heart? Yes, If You Drink 4 Cups

Researchers from Germany prove that coffee is good for the heart, debunking previous knowledge that the beverage is harmful for people with heart problems. However, to unlock its benefits, people will need to drink at least four cups of coffee.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 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

Marriage Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers found a link between marriage and the reduced risk of developing heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. The researchers believe that the link may be attributed to a number of factors such as additional social and emotional support.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

Millennials Are On Track To Have Worse Health Problems Than Their Parents In The Next 30 Years

A new study showed that millennials will face more health issues in the next 30 years. The illnesses that young adults are at risk of developing include cancer, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes Linked To Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds

Researchers found a causal link between flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes and health problems associated with the heart. The findings were based on a lab study conducted on nine widely used e-cigarette flavorings including strawberry, mint, vanilla, and spicy cooling.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Major Mediterranean Diet Study Is Flawed: What Was Wrong With The Landmark Research?

A landmark Mediterranean diet published in 2013 was flagged for its questionable data. The researchers discovered the problem after digging through their records. Did this change the findings of the original study?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 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

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

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

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