Heart Health

A little vigorous exercise may make kids’ heart healthier

A little vigorous exercise may make kids’ heart healthier

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic...
Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smokers under the age of 50 are more than eight times as likely as non-smokers to have a major heart attack, making them the...
First heart failure participant treated by stem-cell therapy

First heart failure participant treated by stem-cell therapy

A research team at University of Wisconsin has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of...
How your thyroid function linked to heart disease and stroke risk

How your thyroid function linked to heart disease and stroke risk

Middle-aged and elderly people with higher free thyroxine levels may be more likely to develop Coronary heart disease and stroke, new research from the...
Is weight swings dangerous to people with heart problems?

Is weight swings dangerous to people with heart problems?

Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in people whose weight changed the most over four years. For some, weight changes might have reflected...
Is your chest pain dangerous or not? This 1 min test can tell

Is your chest pain dangerous or not? This 1 min test can tell

Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization for patients reporting low-risk chest pain—for...
Whey protein power may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke

Whey protein powder may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke

People could reduce their risk factors of heart disease and stroke by drinking protein supplements normally favored by bodybuilders, scientists at the University of...
Doctors perform world's first robotic surgery to remove kidney cancer extending into the heart

Doctors perform world’s first robotic surgery to remove kidney cancer extending into the heart

A surgical team at Keck Medicine of USC pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first-ever robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of...
How the heart can heal itself

How the heart can heal itself

Fish do it, amphibians do it, so why can't we? Scientists are questioning why human hearts lose the ability to regenerate, while other animals...
How a decades-old drug saves you from a heart attack

How a decades-old drug saves you from a heart attack

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism of action of metoprolol, a drug that can reduce the damage produced during a heart attack if administered...