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Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could reduce brown fat linked to weight loss

ETH Zurich scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no...

How vitamin D and fish oil could affect your risk of heart disease, stroke,...

For years, it's remained an open question: What effects do dietary supplements such as high doses of vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids derived from...
'Alexa, monitor my heart' Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest will suddenly become unresponsive and either...
Too much or too little sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease

Too much or too little sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease

The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new...

1 hour of weight lifting a week may cut your heart attack risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according...
Brain signaling could cause high blood pressure

Brain signaling could cause high blood pressure

About 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over have high blood pressure. Of these, more than two thirds had uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood...
Beetroot, nitrate supplements could help prevent salt-induced hypertension

Beetroot, nitrate supplements could help prevent salt-induced hypertension

Adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study of...
Two type 2 diabetes drugs linked to heart disease risk

Two type 2 diabetes drugs linked to heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers found that two drugs commonly prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes carry a high risk of cardiovascular events such...

Weightlifting is good for your heart

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent,...
Health experts 'sound the alarm' on medical misinformation

Health experts ‘sound the alarm’ on medical misinformation

"Fake news" has become a popular term these days. But when it comes to medical advice, fake news can result in physical harm, even...
Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise the risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could...

These 4 things may raise your heart attack and stroke risk

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and...

It may be possible to reverse the heart damage caused by aging

New research, which has been published today in the EMBO Journal, could suggest a new way of preventing heart failure in older patients. Heart failure...

Big fluctuations in blood pressure and cholesterol increase heart disease, stroke risk

Fluctuations in blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index and cholesterol could put people at higher risk for heart attack or stroke, a new...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...