Thursday, February 2, 2023

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep...

Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift...

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...

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...

Even The Smallest Stroke Can Damage Brain Tissue And Impair Cognitive...

Blocking a single tiny blood vessel in the brain can harm neural tissue and even alter behavior, a new study from the University of California, San Diego has shown. But these consequences can be mitigated by a drug already in use, suggesting treatment that could slow the progress of dementia associated with cumulative damage to miniscule blood vessels that feed brain cells. The team reports their results in the Dec. 16 advance online edition of Nature Neuroscience.

Vitamin D Prevents Diabetes and Clogged Arteries in Mice

In recent years vitamin D deficiency has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are...

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...

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...

Heart Attack Symptoms Often Misinterpreted in Younger Women

Young women who report heart attack symptoms are more likely to have them dismissed by their providers as not heart related, a new study...

Don’t Forget To Screen For Diabetes In CAD Patients, Says European...

While it is well recognized that patients with diabetes are at risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), on World Diabetes Day, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlights the fact that patients with CAD are also at great risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM).

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...

Dark Chocolate, Red Wine Heart-Healthy Foods for Valentine’s Day

Forget the oysters and the champagne this Valentine’s Day. If you want to keep your true love’s heart beating strong, the real foods of...

‘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...