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Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

NEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:00
Following preliminary clinical trials, a new anti-stroke drug shows promise for improved treatment, rendering patients less prone to adverse effects.

What is dependent edema?

NEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:00
A look at dependent edema, a condition where fluid pools in the lower parts of the body. Included is detail on treatment options and the warning signs.

Gout drug could help treat heart failure

NEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:00
A drug used for the treatment of gout has been found to improve heart functioning in a small number of people with heart failure, researchers reveal.

What causes pain under my left breast?

NEWS - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00
Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one.

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child

NEWS - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:00
A new study from Denmark suggests that individuals who did not reach average height as children may be more exposed to stroke as adults.

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

NEWS - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:00
Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.

Obesity: You don't have to lose weight to be fit

NEWS - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:00
A study shows that obese people can have good cardiovascular health, as long as they are fit, and high fitness brings even more benefit in severe obesity.

What is anasarca?

NEWS - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:00
A look at anasarca, a condition that causes a general swelling of the body. Included is detail on how it is diagnosed and the outlook for the condition.

How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease

NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:00
After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease.

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

NEWS - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:00
Acute coronary syndrome increases the risk of recurring heart attacks and death due to cardiovascular disease. How can we predict who is most at risk?

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome

NEWS - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:00
A new study explains the mechanism through which 1 year of yoga training benefits adults with metabolic syndrome and raised blood pressure.

What you should know about white coat syndrome

NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:00
White coat syndrome is a condition where a person’s blood pressure rises due to being around doctors. Included is detail on diagnosis and complications.

Which women are most at risk of stroke?

NEWS - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:00
Although strokes are more common in women, it is not entirely clear why. In a recent paper, the authors outline some female-specific risk factors.

Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?

NEWS - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:00
Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:00
Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease

NEWS - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:00
People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals.

How to improve circulation

NEWS - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:00
Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person's blood around their body. How can someone improve their circulation?

Just 30 minutes of light exercise each day can benefit health

NEWS - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:00
More time spent in light-intensity physical activity and less being sedentary is tied to lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death, new study finds.

Heart disease: 'Just one cigarette daily' raises risk

NEWS - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:00
Just one cigarette per day raises the risk of coronary heart disease to around half that of smoking 20, according to a new review of published evidence.

A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk

NEWS - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:00
The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks.

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