Heart Health

To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular in many areas of the world, but the health benefits of this dietary pattern may depend largely on...

Smog may shorten life span for those with heart failure

Study after study has concluded that air pollution could be bad for heart health. For people already living with heart failure, new research shows it...

Short-term use of these drugs may cut risk for ‘broken heart’ syndrome

In a new study, researchers found that in early bereavement, low-dose metoprolol and aspirin can reduce physiological and psychological measures of 'broken heart' syndrome. The...

Statin drugs can starve cancer cells to death

More than 35 million Americans take statin drugs daily to lower their blood cholesterol levels. In a new study, researchers added to growing evidence that...

Best blood thinner drug for people with irregular heart rate

People with the irregular heart rate condition atrial fibrillation often use blood thinners to help prevent a stroke. In a new study, researchers found that...

What you should know about blood types and blood clot risk

In a new study, researchers found that people with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared...

Statin and blood pressure drug combos may help reduce dementia risk

In a new study, researchers found that specific combinations of statins and high blood pressure drugs may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This...

Changing the way we view women’s heart attack symptoms

Heart attacks are misdiagnosed more often in young women than in men, and one key way to change that, researchers say, is to think...

Traffic noise may increase your high blood pressure, diabetes risks

Navigating through congested road traffic is enough to make even the most laid-back people lose their cool. As it turns out, just the sound of...

Statin drugs may protect you from both heart disease and colon cancer

In a new study, researchers found common statins may provide anti-cancer benefits to patients. The research was conducted by a team at Duke University. About 40...

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The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

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Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...

COVID-19 is here. How long will it last?

With COVID-19 case numbers climbing dramatically in the United States and millions of people sheltered in their homes to help quell the outbreak, many...

The pros and cons of radiotherapy for cancer: will it work for you?

In a new paper, researchers suggest that women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side...

This new treatment could improves blood sugar, liver health in type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita...