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Common allergy, heart disease drugs may raise stroke risk

In a recent study, researchers found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to higher stroke risk. The study was...

Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart...

A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form...

Strength training may protect your heart better than walking and cycling

While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different...

Questions about cholesterol? Here are some answers.

With the release of new guidelines for treating and managing cholesterol, you may have some questions – not only about the changes in the...
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...
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...

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,...

In some people, Alzheimer’s and heart disease share common genes

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer's disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease,...

Broken heart syndrome was thought to be a short-term condition – the latest evidence...

A stressful event, such as the death of a loved one, really can break your heart. In medicine, the condition is known as broken heart...

Is drinking wine really good for your heart?

As the weekend approaches, people are opening wine bottles in bars and restaurants and homes around the world, ready to kick back and relax. This...