Common Heart Attack Test Can Be Tweaked to Predict Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is often known as a “silent killer”—but it has become a bit less silent thanks to a team of investigators from Johns Hopkins University. The team discovered that a variant of the blood test used to confirm ... Read More
Study: Little Improvement in Heart Disease Death Rates Among Young Adults
According to new research published in Circulation, while deaths from heart disease have declined for older adults between 1979 and 2011, the improvement rate slowed for adults under the age of 55 during that time period. Researchers calculated the a... Read More
FDA Blocked From Stopping Off-Label Fish Oil Promotion
Citing the First Amendment, a district judge has barred the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from stopping Amarin, an Irish pharmaceutical company, from performing off-label promotion of its fish-oil drug. The drug in question, “Vascepa,” ... Read More
Standing in Place of Sitting Could Improve Blood Sugar, Study
Many studies focus on the importance of engaging in physical activity for reducing risk factors leading to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. However, researchers from the University of Queensland evaluated the benefits of replacing... Read More
9 Myths About Strokes Debunked
A stroke is something that’s often misunderstood by Americans. Strokes kill almost 130,000 Americans every year, that’s one out of every 20 deaths. If you live in the U.S., the truth is that you’ll have a higher risk of getting a stroke. Popula... Read More
Bad Relationships Can Damage Your Heart
Surely, some of you have found yourself arguing constantly with your husband or wife or being around a couple that seems to drive each other crazy. Everybody knows people like that, raising questions about why or how these couples can possibly stay t... Read More
Yoga Could Help Treat Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. It takes the lives of about 2,200 people every day. Approximately 84 million people have a cardiovascular disease—whether it is heart failure, heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke, or heart val... Read More
Living Near a Busy Road? What It Could Be Doing to Your Heart…
If you’re sitting inside your home and can hear horns honking or cars whizzing by, chances are your risk for dying has shot way up. And I’m not talking about being hit by one of those cars, either. A new study is showing that women who live near ... Read More
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