Best known for smoothing facial wrinkles, the neurotoxin Botox® could one day have a new use: stopping an abnormal heart rhythm that sometimes develops after heart surgery.
Chemicals used to make some popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings — including cinnamon, clove, citrus and floral — may cause changes or damage to heart muscle cells, recent research indicates.
The blood from a baby’s umbilical cord is teeming with stem cells — the “blank slate” cells with the ability to become a muscle cell, a brain cell or any other type of cell in the body.
In a study of older Japanese people, large variations in blood pressure readings during home monitoring were associated with a higher risk of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Tiny cells in your heart and blood vessels are constantly on the move, darting in and out of microscopic structures that look a little like scaffolding around buildings.
Federal statistics show that, on average, 25-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree live about nine years longer than those who didn’t graduate from high school. College graduates are also healthier, with lower rates of obesity and smoking compared to high school dropouts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Now that virtual reality has become actual reality, it’s slowly but surely revolutionizing the treatment of heart disease and stroke.
Medicare will now cover supervised exercise therapy for a vascular condition that affects about 8.5 million Americans, according to a decision issued in June by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Millions more people worldwide may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statins after a global study showed the drugs help reduce heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk. The risk fell slightly further when patients also took blood pressure drugs.
In a new study on 3.7 million people, those who reported eating three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 percent lower odds of PAD than those reporting eating less.
Heart failure patients readmitted to the same hospital within a month are discharged quicker and more likely to survive, according to a new Canadian study.
One or more artificially sweetened drinks a day was associated with higher risk of stroke and dementia, a study suggests.