Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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...

‘Bad’ Sugar Derivative ‘Kills’ Good HDL Cholesterol, Increases Heart Disease

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance. The highly cytotoxic, substance, methylglyoxal - MG, was...

‘Astonishing’ Decline in Deaths From Heart Disease and Stroke in Last...

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “Interestingly, these improvements...

Common Heart Drug Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Patients...

In An Account of the Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses, published in 1785, Sir William Withering cautioned readers that extracts from the...

Eating Instant Noodles Such as Ramen Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes...

Instant noodle eaters, take heed. Recent Baylor research shows that significant consumption of the convenient food product – ramen included – may increase a person's risk...

Paper Calls for Preventing Diseases of Aging vs Fighting Chronic Illness

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, researchers writing in the journal Nature say more effort should...

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Heart Failure Patients

Researchers have found that patients taking potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than those taking diuretics without potassium....

Researchers Create Biological Pacemaker by Reprogramming Heart Cells

Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that...

Popular Pain Relievers Linked to Strokes, Heart Attacks in Postmenopausal Women

For women taking certain kinds of pain relievers, a heart attack could be waiting in their medicine cabinets. A University of Florida study has found that the...

Promising New Approach for Gum Disease Treatment Identified

Nearly 50 percent of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease, periodontitis. Of these 17 percent suffer from a more severe form of periodontitis that increases their...

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack in New...

Testosterone prescriptions for older men in the United States have increased more than three-fold over the past decade. Recent studies linking testosterone use with...