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
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
A team of researchers found that a molecule linked to green tea could help prevent deaths from heart attack and stroke. The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018
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
As everyone gets older, the chances of having a stroke increases. However, there are several easy ways to prevent a cerebrovascular accident from occurring such as sauna bathing and exercise.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018
A study conducted in Finland showed that people who frequently use a sauna are less likely to get a stroke. This study was done for 15 years on 1,628 people who had never had stroke in their life.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018
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
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
Stroke symptoms can now be detected through hip-hop music intervention aimed at parents and children. The program’s purpose is to increase the rate of stroke treatment by delivering the patient in the hospital at the right time.
Neuroscience March 22, 2018
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
A woman says that Apple's Facetime communication was able to save her life while she was going through a stroke. The woman was talking to her sister who noticed what was happening to her.
Apps/Software February 21, 2018
Researchers just proved that monitoring a person’s health after a stroke is as easy as sticking a pair of throat sensors on one’s neck. Best of all, they might hit widespread use by the next year or so.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018
Babies who had perinatal stroke can grow up able to comprehend and produce language normally. Researchers found that after their left side of their brain is damaged, these individuals used the right side of their brain for language.
Neuroscience February 19, 2018
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
A rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome has only affected 100 persons over the last century. A woman from Texas suffering severe headaches woke up one day with her accent changed from American to British.
Public Health February 13, 2018
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
A new study claims that coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, contrary to recent claims that the substance is unhealthy. Research showed that regular consumption of coconut oil resulted in higher levels of good cholesterol.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018
Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017
Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?
Medicine June 13, 2017
Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine May 10, 2017
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
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
Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.
Public Health April 23, 2017
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
Artificially sweetened beverages like diet soft drinks have been positioned as a healthful alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. A number of studies, however, have warned of the various dangers of diet sodas and their artificial sweeteners.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2017
People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?
Public Health April 20, 2017
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
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
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
A molecule found in the deadly venom of funnel-web spiders can reduce neuron damage after stroke by 80 percent. If successful in human trials, the compound could drastically improve treatment options.
Neuroscience March 21, 2017
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
New research on more than 300,000 hospital data suggests a link between marijuana use and a heightened risk for heart failure and stroke. Researchers aim for continued studies and healthy dissemination of information.
Public Health March 10, 2017
A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.
Public Health March 8, 2017
One of the most commonly prescribed medicines of all time, low-dose aspirin therapy may have a lot of benefits, but it comes with serious side effects, too.
Public Health February 24, 2017
Researchers at University of East Anglia and University Of Glasgow have formulated a new cost-effective technique to treat stroke patients suffering from vision problems. The study was published in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017
Eating spicy chili pepper regularly may reduce risk of premature death from heart disease and stroke. Capsaicin found in chili peppers could be behind this link.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
How do you prevent Holiday Heart Syndrome? Get to know the dangers of Holiday Heart Syndrome. Find out how, with mindfulness, you can still enjoy your holidays and skip a trip to the hospital.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016
A team of researchers from University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University invented a smart patch to treat thrombosis that causes serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. The HA-Heparin smart skin patch releases Heparin to prevent blood clot as and when required.
Medicine November 30, 2016
A brain implant has allowed a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS to communicate with her caregivers without assistance. The system offers hope for paralyzed patients who can't move but are still able to think and communicate.
Neuroscience November 15, 2016
Performing acupuncture regularly may help reduce hypertension or high blood pressure in patients, reports a recent study. Electro-acupuncture stimulates the release of an opioid in the brainstem, which is responsible for controlling blood pressure.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2016
A new study discovered the protein responsible for cell death in almost all cases of cell injury. The mechanisms of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor in contact with the mitochondrial apoptosis-inducing factor produces systematic injuries to the cells.
Neuroscience October 8, 2016