News: Heart

  • Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
    September 20, 2018
    Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.
  • Three daily servings of dairy may keep your heart healthy
    September 16, 2018
    New research rehabilitates the heart-healthy role of whole-fat dairy products, as a high intake is found to lower the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
  • Health benefits of hemp seeds
    September 11, 2018
    Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They have a rich nutritional profile, with high concentrations of protein and healthful fatty acids. Wide-ranging research suggests that the seeds may reduce symptoms of specific ailments. Learn more about the benefits of hemp seeds here.
  • Walking may prevent heart failure in senior women
    September 6, 2018
    This first-of-its-kind study examines the association between walking and two different subtypes of heart failure among senior women.
  • Common painkiller poses risk to heart health
    September 5, 2018
    New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.
  • Is there a link between acid reflux and palpitations?
    August 30, 2018
    Acid reflux and GERD are unlikely to cause heart palpitations directly. However, the same factors, such as eating certain foods, can trigger both acid reflux and palpitations. Acid reflux could also cause anxiety, which can lead to palpitations. Learn more about the link here, as well as how to treat palpitations.
  • Dairy consumption guidelines 'should be revised'
    August 28, 2018
    Apart from milk, dairy foods likely protect against premature death from all causes and from cerebrovascular causes, according to newly presented research.
  • Forehead wrinkles - an early sign of cardiovascular disease?
    August 28, 2018
    According to new research, deep wrinkles in one's forehead could signal the onset of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries.
  • 'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
    August 27, 2018
    According to new research, after a certain point, ???good??? cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death.
  • Which foods lower blood sugar?
    August 23, 2018
    Eating a varied, nutritious diet is beneficial for everyone, but is especially important for people with diabetes. In this article, learn which foods can help keep blood sugar levels in check, including oatmeal, cold-water fish, whole wheat bread, legumes, and sweet potatoes.
  • Alcohol and heart health: Consistency may be key
    August 22, 2018
    A new study joins the long line of studies looking at heart disease and alcohol. The authors conclude that consistency might be the key to reducing risk.
  • High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk
    August 21, 2018
    The findings of a new study suggest that cholesterol levels should be measured and kept in check much earlier in life so as to avoid cardiovascular harm.
  • Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
    August 16, 2018
    The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here.
  • New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressure
    August 15, 2018
    Hypertension is very common, and it's a major cardiovascular risk factor. An innovative 'three in one' pill may help treat it more easily and effectively.
  • How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?
    August 13, 2018
    A large, international study finds that current dietary guidelines for salt intake are overcautious, and that former evidence may not have been 'the best.'
  • What is the difference between heartburn and acid reflux?
    August 10, 2018
    Heartburn is one symptom of the condition acid reflux. Chronic acid reflux may be diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This article examines the relationship between these three terms. It also describes treatments, associated symptoms, methods of prevention, and when to see a doctor.
  • How red blood cells harm cardiovascular health in diabetes
    August 9, 2018
    It takes people with type 2 diabetes longer to recover from cardiovascular injury. They are also more exposed to it. But why? New research investigates.
  • Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity
    August 8, 2018
    A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen.
  • Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little
    August 7, 2018
    Sleeping more or less than 7???8 hours is tied to higher risk of death and cardiovascular problems, with more being worse than less, says global study.
  • How 30 minutes of hookah smoking affects your heart
    August 7, 2018
    New research shows that just one session of waterpipe smoking can raise blood pressure and stiffen the arteries ??? two risk factors for heart disease.

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