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The mummies’ message: Take steps against heart disease

Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. How do we know this?...

Diet high in this nutrient may help lower blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that people who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples, and berries, could lead...

COVID-19 could threaten your heart, study shows

It has been months since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation, leaving more than 200,000 people dead—a number that continues to climb. Meanwhile, we are...

Some heart disease patients have low risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than...

Researchers warn too many medications prescribed to older heart failure patients

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure are discharged with 10 or more prescriptions, and most are not medications to treat...

High blood pressure is out of control in America

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and about 75% of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. High blood...

These pre-existing conditions may double or triple mortality risk for COVID-19 patients

A new study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a...

Three big heart attack symptoms men and women share

Heart attack symptoms are often labeled as ‘typical’ in men and ‘atypical’ in women. But in a recent study at the University Medical Centre Utrecht,...

This common blood pressure drug may increase skin cancer risk, study shows

High blood pressure—or hypertension—is a chronic illness affecting more than a third of Australians over the age of 18. If left untreated, hypertension can lead...

Arm squeezes with blood pressure cuffs may help the brain recover after stroke

People who are given clot-busting drugs after a stroke may recover better if they also are given a therapy called remote ischemic postconditioning, according...