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New AI partnership to develop cardiovascular medication

The artificial intelligence company Exscientia is to work with pharmaceutical multinational Bayer in order to apply machine learning for the development of a new generation of cardiovascular and cancer medication.

Essential Science: Renewed health risks around red meat

The specific substances that cause a build-up of plaque and which lead to arterial blockages have been identified by researchers. These substances cause an immune response which is linked to heart disease, and they derive from read meat.

Self-powered heart monitor fixes to the skin

Japanese researchers have devised a self-powered heart monitor that undertakes its measurement functions from the outside, by being taped to the skin.

Q&A: Health tech for diagnosing peripheral artery disease Special

By utilizing biomarkers and clinical variables found and analyzed by AI, health tech company Prevencio are able to diagnose peripheral artery disease in diabetic patients with 95 percent accuracy. Rhonda Rhyne, President & CEO, Prevencio explains more.

Can radishes reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

Barely a week goes by without the next 'wonder food' being proposed. This time it is the turn of the humble radish. New research from Japan suggests the edible root vegetable can lower the risk of heart disease.

Essential Science: Sodium intake and the link with mortality

A new study into sodium levels and diet indicates that other, recent paradoxical study results, seeming to lower the association with sodium levels and disease, are due to imprecise evaluations. The new research sends out a new warning.

New algorithm predicts life expectancy after heart failure

London - A new algorithm, devised from deep learning, can accurately predicts who is most likely to survive heart failure, and for how long. The platform can also determine whether or not a patient will receive a heart transplant.

Eye imaging predicts cardiovascular risk

The concept of assessing whether an individual is at risk from cardiovascular disease or heart failure via an eye-scan has come closer to reality thanks to an innovation from Google’s health technology development wing.

Medical device monitors heart health from home

San Fransisco - Researchers have received FDA-clearance on a medical heart monitoring device that aims to improve the cardiac exam. The device will be combined with algorithms to automatically alert patients and physicians to the risk of heart failure.

Nanoparticles in air pollution lead to heart disease

Edinburgh - A new study shows how tiny particles associated with air pollution are linked with cardiovascular disease. These particles, which enter the lungs, can lead to premature death.

Apollo astronauts at greater risk of heart disease than others

Tallahassee - A recently released study shows astronauts who left Earth's orbit are four or five times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than astronauts who never left orbit or never flew.

Disease may be determined by your month of birth

New research findings suggest that your chance of developing certain diseases may be influenced by what time of year you are born.

Teenagers should eat more nuts for future health

A medical report suggests a low consumption of nuts each day correlates with an improved cardiovascular risk profile among teenagers. The study drew on medical records to reach its findings.

Eating 150 grams of fruit per day can save your heart

A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is better for us than one full of processed foods, but did you know that the simple act of eating fruit can actually lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke?

New cardiac drug shows real, life-saving promise

Basel - A new drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis could turn the world of cardiovascular medicine on its head in less than 12 months.

Model of human heart with cardiovascular disease made

Using organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers have developed a model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

Mediterranean-style diet may preserve memory, study says

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help to preserve memory and overall cognition, according to a new study from the U.S.

New fronts in heart disease: Innovation in computed tomography Special

Innovations in computed tomography are driving forward progress in heart disease detection and treatment, and Murat Gungor, VP of computed tomography and radiation oncology at Siemens, shared his perspectives on these advances.

Promising self-expanding blood vessel stent coming to U.S. market

A promising self-expanding stent, demonstrated in a study - presented at the annual American College of Cardiology conference - to reduce cardiac complications, is aiming for the US market.

Study: Marijuana usage may raise stroke risk

Speaking with a reporter at the International Stroke Conference, Dr Alan Barber of the University of Auckland shared findings from a study that suggests a link between stroke and cannabis usage.

New electrocardiogram device designed for athletic youth

Cardea Associates recently announced the development of an FDA-approved electrocardiogram device designed specifically for the young athlete, a potentially important step in the reduction of heart attacks among young sports enthusiasts.

Study: Volunteering seen to benefit cardiovascular health

A recent study of teen-aged subjects published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the action of volunteering and of altruism can improve cardiovascular health.

Study: Low adropin levels linked to metabolic disease risk

While high or low hormone levels have been speculated as causing metabolic disease for long, a study has for the first time shown a clear link between low levels of a specific hormone and increased risk of metabolic diseases.

Cholesterol-lowering products with sterols cause heart disease

So-called healthy products with added sterols and stanols lower cholesterol, but could increase the risk of heart disease.

Op-Ed: Vitamin C becoming a dominant force in the cure for cancer

Vitamin C is changing the lives of sick people around the world. Vitamin C supplementation has a protective influence on common colds, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.

Study Suggests Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure

The air people breathe while walking in the park, working in the garden or shopping downtown may be unhealthy enough to seriously spike their blood pressure, a new study suggests.

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