Articles relating to 'heart disease'
Heart patients to live longer thanks to new gene therapy

HEART DISEASE, LIVE LONGERImagine that one day we might be able to save people’s hearts by replacing their pacemakers with an injection of genes. Well, such “grow-your-own” pacemakers are now one step closer to reality.

Research and development is well underway. By injecting a single gene into ailing pigs suffering from a condition that slows heart rates, scientists have successfully converted … Read More

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a new study is now suggesting that poverty may have something to do with certain types of cancer, too…. Read More

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take a moment to think it through.

New information has surfaced explaining how phosphate-rich foods, like the ones mentioned … Read More

Why You Need To Worry About Prescription Testosterone

heart attack, heart diseaseHealth regulators are bringing the dangers surrounding testosterone drugs to the forefront.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), men who take prescription testosterone drugs are at greater risk of experiencing a stroke, heart attack and even death.

Heads-up!

A recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease is increased … Read More

Heart Disease Linked With Body Aches And Pains

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How’s your heart these days? Beating strong and filled with love and joy might be the goal, but the odds are against you when it comes to heart health.

By the year 2020, in fact, medical experts estimate that almost 40 percent of all deaths worldwide will be related to cardiovascular disease. So the push is on to … Read More

Eat For Your Heart: Don’t Skimp On Healthy Fat

178538469Olives, fish and fruits and vegetables, please, fill my plate!

More and more, scientists are finding that people who adopt a Mediterranean diet experience a lower risk of cardiovascular-related death than those who follow a strictly low-fat diet.

In a recent study published this February in the American Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed data on diet and … Read More

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