Thursday, March 21, 2019

Will Your Next Heart be Grown on Spider Silk?

Cultivating replacement organs and tissues from a patient's own cells is on the leading edge of medical research. Regenerating new organs can help solve...

Treating Mild Hypertension With Drugs Causing More Harm Than Good

In 2013, Dr. Iona Heath, a retired general practitioner published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which she spoke...

Sleep Loss Linked to Heart Disease, Weight Gain, Hypertension, Diabetes and...

Lack of sleep can make you sick. And while everybody has the occasional restless night, for those who suffer from chronic insomnia – some...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Linked to Sex Hormones in Blood

Measuring sex hormone levels in blood may aid in identifying people likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal...

Benefits of Donating Blood: Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure and Lower Risks...

The historic practice of bloodletting had little effect on most diseases and the practice was eventually abandoned in the 19th century. In a study...

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Results Suggest Vitamin D Deficiency is Cause – Not Consequence – of Atherosclerosis Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease, and...

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure

People with insomnia appear to be at increased risk of developing heart failure, according to the largest study to investigate the link. The study,...

Drinking Just One Soda Daily Shortens Telomeres, Accelerates Cellular Aging and...

Consuming sugary soft drinks is associated with increased risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular death, and certain types of cancer. Now a new...

Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Might Actually be ‘Good Guy

A team of investigators at the University of Kentucky has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a...

Battery-Free Cardiac Pacemaker Powered by Heart Motion

A new prototype cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch is powered entirely by heart motion and does not require a battery. According to...

New Study: Fruit Consumption Cuts Heart Disease Risk by 40 Percent

Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Linked to Sex Hormones in Blood

Measuring sex hormone levels in blood may aid in identifying people likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal...