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Do You Have the ‘Fainting Gene’?

Do You Have the ‘Fainting Gene’?

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some folks are more prone to fainting than others, and the reason might lie in their DNA. Danish researchers who analyzed millions of gene variants in DNA of 400,000 people have zeroed in on a gene that increases a person’s risk for fainting. It’s believed […]

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Vaping May Exact a Toll on Blood Vessel Health

Vaping May Exact a Toll on Blood Vessel Health

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In yet another sign that electronic cigarettes are far from harmless, a new lab study suggests that vaping damages the cells that line the inside walls of blood vessels and could hasten heart trouble. Lab-grown endothelial cells were more likely to […]

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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]

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AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients’ Brains

AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients’ Brains

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows. The Finnish research group behind the new findings has been studying a possible association between bacterial infections and cardiovascular disease […]

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AHA News: With Grit and Gratitude, Stroke Survivor Plays On

AHA News: With Grit and Gratitude, Stroke Survivor Plays On

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Dave Kim can hardly remember a time he wasn’t making music. He plays three instruments – most notably the electric violin – and has performed at countless weddings and in concerts around the world, opening for such acts as Hootie and the Blowfish. […]

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What is the most healthful oil for frying?

What is the most healthful oil for frying?

How healthful an oil is to cook with mostly depends on how it reacts when heated. Generally, olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil are healthful for cooking with.Oil reaches its smoking point once it starts to smoke and break down. Once it passes the smoking point, it releases free radicals that can cause damage […]

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How lack of sleep harms circulation

How lack of sleep harms circulation

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms. Sleeplessness impairs crucial mechanisms that keep cardiovascular problems at bay, shows a new study. Having a […]

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What causes dizziness?

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness refers to a range of sensations, such as feeling as though the room is spinning, lightheadedness, and feeling physically unsteady. Dizziness has many possible causes, which may relate to a person’s external environment, the medications they take, or an underlying condition. Recurring dizziness or severe dizzy spells can significantly interfere with a person’s life. […]