Heart Health

Just two weeks of drinking sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study suggests

Just two weeks of drinking sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study...

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just...
Higher blood levels of omega-3 may help reduce depression in heart patients

Higher blood levels of omega-3 may help reduce depression in heart patients

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, patients suffering from heart disease and depression may benefit from taking supplements of omega-3 fatty acids. New research at...
Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage

Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage

Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney failure, according to a study...
Panic attack vs. anxiety attack: 6 things to know

Panic attack vs. anxiety attack: 6 things to know

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
Exploiting the placebo effect can improve recovery of heart surgery patients

Exploiting the placebo effect can improve recovery of heart surgery patients

Exploiting the placebo effect significantly improved the recovery of patients undergoing heart surgery according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Patients...
Blood thinners on "as needed" basis is safe and effective for lowering stroke risk as compared to long-term use

Blood thinners on “as needed” basis is safe and effective for lowering stroke risk...

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heartbeat which can cause blood to pool in the heart and can ultimately lead to stroke, are often treated...
'Weekend warriors' have lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease

‘Weekend warriors’ have lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease

Physical activity patterns of just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer,...
Risk factors for heart disease and stroke in people with diabetes

Risk factors for heart disease and stroke in people with diabetes

Diabetes itself is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Also, many people with diabetes have other conditions that increase their chance of...
Losing weight substantially reduces a common heart rhythm disorder

Losing weight substantially reduces a common heart rhythm disorder

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10% of their body weight were six times more likely to achieve long-term freedom from...
Calcium supplements may not be good for your heart, researchers say

Calcium supplements may not be good for your heart, researchers say

Study: Calcium-rich diet could be beneficial for the heart, but supplements seem to increase the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage Taking...