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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link

Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. Why are people with depression more likely to have heart disease? Heart disease is now the leading […]

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Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can’t regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart’s blood pumping ability. A new molecule could help prevent […]

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. New experiments in mice find that a small molecule can restrict the damage to heart muscle that a heart […]

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women’s heart health

How yo-yo dieting impacts women’s heart health

New research reveals worrying associations between yo-yo dieting and seven well-established markers of cardiovascular health. New research looks into how yo-yo dieting may affect a woman’s cardiovascular health. As if losing weight wasn’t hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up […]

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Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. New research suggests that the pain reliever celecoxib may raise the risk of heart valve disease. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to […]

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Pulled muscle in chest: Symptoms and treatment

Pulled muscle in chest: Symptoms and treatment

The terms pulled muscle and muscle strain refer to an injury that involves an overstretched or torn muscle. A person with a muscle strain in the chest may experience sudden, sharp pain in this area. Although uncomfortable, a strained chest muscle is usually a minor injury that tends to heal within days or weeks. In […]

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Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Are you a fan of fried foods? If you eat them too frequently, you may increase your death risk, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a […]

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What are the benefits of golden milk?

What are the benefits of golden milk?

Golden milk is a traditional Indian drink that people make with turmeric, which gives it a yellow or gold hue. People also call golden milk “turmeric milk.” To make golden milk, a person must warm up nondairy milk with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices. Many of these spices contain antioxidants or have anti-inflammatory properties. […]

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Scientists have uncovered further evidence of how a diet rich in red meat interacts with gut bacteria to raise the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in red meat may affect heart disease risk by triggering the production of certain metabolites in the gut. They found that people who ate red meat as their […]

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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers. Even fit and healthy people should exercise regularly to keep heart disease at bay. Heart disease remains the […]