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Saturated fat may not be so bad

Cambridge - A recent analysis of data from studies looking at the link between saturated fats and increased risk for heart disease suggests that the “fat is bad for your heart” line of thinking may not be entirely accurate.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

Inspiring memoir on the social impact of a heart attack

In an interesting new book, Thomas Larson provides an intimate and moving view of how heart disease affects a relationship. In the book he discusses the impact of his illness on his wife and how she has helped him on the path to recovery.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Wonder polymer could treat heart attacks

Medical research has shown that the injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following a heart attack.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New guidelines out for treating hypertension

Blood pressure can be difficult to understand because it means more than just a set of numbers. We have been told for years that a measurement of 120/80 is the ideal that is considered normal. But now, there are new guidelines for clinicians to follow.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Link between 'good cholesterol' and breast cancer

Philadelphia - While high levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) — "good cholesterol" — offers some protection against heart disease, there could be a link between this type of cholesterol and breast cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Lack of sleep boosts heart risks even for the health conscious

New research shows lack of sleep, even in the presence of an otherwise healthy lifestyle, can increase our chances of having a heart attack.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 4 comments

James Gandolfini's death raises important health questions

"You snooze you lose" is an adage with which we are all familiar. But scientists and medical researchers are proving with frightening examples tonight that it’s the people that don't snooze who are at greatest risk of losing something - their health.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Study: L-carnitine in red meat, not fats, causes heart disease

Scientists say they have found that fats and cholesterol are not the main reason why red meat increases susceptibility to heart disease. According to scientists, a substance in red meat called L-carnitine is linked to the risk of heart disease.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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New protein could help combat heart attacks

A new study has created a supercharged protein that could be used to significantly reduce the damage caused by heart...
Mar 6, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

When a head ache could mean heart attack.

Cardiovascular disease has long been considered a men’s health issue – but more women are dying from it. I began...
Dec 2, 2011 by Ed Tusox


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