Monday, May 29, 2023

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...

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...

Use of Statins Linked to Drop in Physical Activity in Older...

One of the longest studies of its type has found that use of statins in older men is associated with less physical activity, a...

Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Than...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of some 850,000 people published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows...

Natural Compounds in Watermelon Shown to Lower Blood Pressure

Be sure to pick up a watermelon or two at your local grocery store — it could save your life. A new study by...

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...

New Research – An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Everyone has heard the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." We all know we should eat more fruit. But why...

Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease: Carnitine and TMAO

A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis — or the...

Time to Break the Beta Blocker Habit?

First developed in the 1950s, beta blockers have been a mainstay in medicine for decades, used to treat everything from heart disease to stage...