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Omega-3’s lower heart attack risk

A new study suggests that taking omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis lowers the risk of having a heart attack. This is when the food supplements are taken over the longer term.

The heart attack monitor that runs on one drop of blood

A new, portable device can assess patients for the risk of developing a heart attack by screening a single drop of blood. The test is also five times faster than comparable diagnostic devices.

Essential Science: Gum infections can lead to a range of other diseases

Having a gum diseases can cause problems enough, leading to redness, soreness and discomfort. This, however, can be just the beginning. New research is connecting gum disease to a host of other infections.

Gender differences with heart attack survival rates

A global review of gender disparities among patients in relation to heart attack survival has shown that women have double the mortality rate of men.

Newly discovered genetic error may stop heart attacks

Heart attacks can be caused by lifestyle, diet and genetics. With genes, some people are at a greater risk than others. A new study has revealed a new genetic clue.

New medical app aims to fetch help for patients

London - An experimental digital app tries to fetch medical help before cardiac arrest kills the person who owns a smartphone or tablet.

Lab-on-chip technology to repair heart cells

Researchers have developed a "Muscle On-A-Chip" method to examine the best methods to repair damaged heart cells. A clearer understanding has been obtained for stem-cell derived treatment.

People who live in penthouses at heart attack risk

Toronto - It may be a symbol of aspiration, but there is a downside. People living in penthouses are more likely to die of a heart attack, at least according to new research.

Research: Blood pressure meds should be given to all at risk

London - New research suggests medics should administer blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease. This applies even to those who have "normal" blood pressure.

Access heart health information online

The American Heart Association (AHA) has put copious amounts of heart health data online, with a view to encourage people to cut back a little over the Holiday season.

Diabetes drug effective for heart attacks and stroke

An established diabetes drug produced by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has been shown to be effective against cardiovascular diseases.

Seek, locate, destroy — Nanotech cleans up blood clots

Melbourne - Scientists have used nanoparticles to eliminate blood clots in the form of a field kit to be carried by medics on reaching the scene of a suspected heart attack or stroke case.

Mix of successes and failures for Big Pharma

It has been a mixed week for the pharmaceutical sector in terms of drug development, with success for Novartis and disappointing news for Boehringer and Vitae Pharma. Digital Journal reports on the latest news.

Lifestyle is the major cause of heart attacks in men

The primary reason for coronary heart disease and heart attacks with men relates to lifestyle, according to a new research report.

People on heart meds need behavior changes too

People who suffer heart failure and recover must take medications for the rest of their lives. Remembering to take the medication can be a problem. A researcher argues that patients must adapt their behavior rather than healthcare providers.

Can existing drugs help to combat MS?

Edinburgh - Existing medications for conditions like depression and heart problems could hold the clue to treating multiple sclerosis, according to medical experts.

Study reveals young women ignore heart attack symptoms

Heart disease is the second most common killer of women aged 30 to 55 – cancer is foremost. And for ages 65 and up, it's the most common cause of death in women.

Two emotions which massively increase risk of heart attack

A study by Australian scientists has shown that anger and anxiety increase the likelihood of having a heart attack by a startling amount.

Which is worse: Sugar or salt?

London - Which is worse for you: sugar or salt? Conflicting information is presented to consumers year-on-year. A new row has erupted on this issue within the scientific community.

NYC hairdresser tests negative for Ebola

New York City - A hairdresser who died after returning from West Africa, one of the Ebola-stricken nations, tested negative for the virus Wednesday, according to health officials.

Gut bacteria by-products can trigger heart failure

A chemical produced by intestinal bacteria has been linked to heart failure, according to a new study. The chemical and heart risk link has been established previously, but the association with bacteria is new.

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can pose heart risks

Austin - According to a new study, older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk for heart problems. This is because Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria may infiltrate the heart, causing microlesions that can lead to cardiac complications.

Antibiotic clarithromycin and heart attack risk

Copenhagen - The commonly prescribed antibiotic drug clarithromycin has been linked to a heightened cardiac events risk, according to the British Medical Journal's newly-published study.

Chess Olympiad marred by deaths of two players

The 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, ended on a sad note yesterday as one player died mid-game during the final round while another was found dead in his hotel room. Both died of natural causes, according to authorities.

Bacteria are linked to heart attacks and stress

New York - A new study connects the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as a trigger for stroke or heart attack following stress.

Plans to extend statins use should be scrapped, say doctors

As many as 7 million people in the UK use statins regularly to reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart attack or stroke. In February, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence called for their use to be extensively widened.

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.

Father of sextuplets has heart attack, dies

Holland - Ben Van Houten, the devoted father to Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets, succumbed to a fatal heart attack while playing with his kids last week.

Heart attack care slower for women and men with feminine traits

Findings published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal this week reveal men get quicker care for heart attack than women. The reasons aren't entirely clear, but may have to do with lack of assertiveness in describing heart attack symptoms.

New gene linked to heart attack risk

Detroit - A previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks has been found by researchers.
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Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack during a discussion about marijuana at CPAC 2015.
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Actors in the Bollywood love story, Heart Attack, currently being filmed in Malaga and the surrounding areas of Spain.
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The human heart is a complex organ.
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Nitin, hero of the Bollywood love story, Heart Attack, currently being filmed in Malaga and the surrounding areas of Spain.
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Diagram of a heart attack in a woman
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour.
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour.
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour - breakfast on location.
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A car seat designed by Ford that can allegedly detect a driver going through a heart attack
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The Fortify VR Cardioverter Defibrillator
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