Heart Health

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Two types of blood pressure drugs can bring health risks

In a recent study, researchers from Intermountain Medical Center find that two types of blood pressure medications — alpha blockers and alpha 2 agonist...
It is possible to have healthy arteries when we are old

It is possible to have healthy arteries when we are old

Having the blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into one’s 70s is possible but difficult in Western culture, according to recent research in the...
More than 150 genes linked to heart rhythm disorders

More than 150 genes linked to heart rhythm disorders

Drawing on genomic data from more than one million individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan have led a large collaborative effort to discover...
Drinking a pint of beer can shorten your life just like smoking a cigarette

Drinking a pint of beer can shorten your life just like smoking a cigarette

Recent studies have suggested that moderate drinking is linked to lower risks of heart disease and dementia. However, some studies challenge the findings. For example, one...
Gene screening could find risks for cancer and heart disease in 3 to 4 million Americans

Gene screening could find risks for cancer and heart disease in 3 to 4...

Unbeknownst to them, at least 1% of the U.S. population has an identifiable genetic risk for cancer or heart disease that could be detected...
Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves...
How marijuana can hurt your heart and blood pressure

How marijuana can hurt your heart and blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University find that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood...
low level of air pollution, heart change

Even low air pollution is linked to serious changes in the heart

In a new UK study, researchers find that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of...
This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

The use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than one percent more people leaving the hospital alive—but almost doubles the risk of...
Many people with heart failure don’t receive recommended drugs

Many people with heart failure don’t receive recommended drugs

A UCLA-led study found that many people with heart failure do not receive the medications recommended for them under guidelines set by the American...