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Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk

NEWS - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 16:00
New research confirms that the taller a person is, the higher their risk of atrial fibrillation, a common condition that affects the heart.

What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?

NEWS - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:00
Yerba maté is made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of South American holy. It has a number of potential health benefits. Read this article to learn more about these benefits, some potential risks, and how to prepare it.

Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

NEWS - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 15:00
Recent experiments involving driving in stressful traffic conditions suggest that listening to music at this time may help protect heart health.

Specialists call for 'aggressive' measures against e-cigarettes

NEWS - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:00
A new study in humans and mice adds to evidence that e-cigarettes damage cardiovascular and lung health and calls for tighter regulation of these devices.

What to know about the BNP test

NEWS - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:00
A BNP test is a type of blood test that doctors sometimes use to help diagnose heart failure. Read on to find out more about the test procedure, and what the results indicate.

Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk?

NEWS - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:00
Researchers have found a significant association between the loss of skeletal muscle mass after the age of 45 and a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.

Which jobs affect women's heart health the most?

NEWS - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 08:00
A new study suggests that some occupations may increase women's risk of cardiovascular problems. Chief among these seems to be jobs in the care sector.

Late evening eating may compromise women's heart health

NEWS - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:00
New research from the American Heart Association finds that women who eat more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. have poorer cardiovascular health.

E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes

NEWS - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 08:00
Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health.

Everything you need to know about shock

NEWS - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:00
Shock is a medical emergency that causes several symptoms, some of which are life threatening. Learn more about shock and how to treat it in this article.

What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets?

NEWS - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:00
New research assesses the costs and benefits of implementing the 2017 hypertension guidelines released by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?

NEWS - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:00
New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other.

How heavy lifting at work affects cardiovascular health

NEWS - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:00
New research investigates the effects of different types of physical activity on cardiovascular health, showing the impact of strenuous exertion at work.

Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions

NEWS - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 17:00
Citing evidence on the health risks arising from biological clock misalignments, doctors call for an end to daylight saving time transitions.

Running, no matter how little, is linked to 27% lower death risk

NEWS - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:00
Running, even infrequently and for short periods, is associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, a new review suggests.

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

NEWS - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 17:00
New research has linked long term exposure to black carbon from local vehicle exhausts to a raised risk of stroke — even in low pollution settings.

Atherosclerosis: Scientists identify new protein target in immune cells

NEWS - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:00
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a type of immune cell expresses a protein that promotes the buildup of fatty material in arteries.

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

NEWS - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:00
A recent study concludes that working in a noisy environment is a risk factor for high blood pressure. The effect was particularly pronounced in men.

What to know about angiograms

NEWS - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 06:00
An angiogram is an X-ray of the blood vessels. Doctors use angiograms to help diagnose medical conditions related to the arteries or heart. Learn more about angiograms here.

What is a Doppler ultrasound?

NEWS - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 02:00
A Doppler ultrasound can help check whether an issue such as a blockage is impeding blood flow. Doctors use the scans to diagnose a range of issues. Here, learn about the procedure, results, and more.

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