cardiovascular research

Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.It would be addressing the actual causes ... Read more...

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Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Indian scientist to be sacked for faking research data


January 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist will be dismissed for falsifying the data in more than 100 instances while doing research at a US university on the benefits of ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Obesity is a killer in its own right


February 15th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease.Increasing weight ... Read more...

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Top 10 major advances in heart disease in 2010


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association has compiled its annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart disease."We have come far in the past decade, reducing heart disease ... Read more...

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New blood test may help predict heart failure risk: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do ... Read more...

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Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.Margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved ... Read more...

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Short People Have Greater Risk of Heart Problems


June 9th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
According to a recent study which was conducted in Finland, people who are shorter in stature are at a greater risk of heart disease than those people who are taller, in the ... Read more...

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Study: Short people are at a greater risk of heart problems


June 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new study has determined that short people have a greater risk of contracting heart problems. They also have a greater risk of dying from the heart problems, as compared to their ... Read more...

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Fatal lung vascular disease ’caused by silencing of genes’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Epigenetic gene silencing may hold key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease, suggests a new American research.PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage ... Read more...

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Red wine component pill successful during heart attacks


March 1st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Researchers seeking a more reliable alternative than aspirin for heart attacks may have found it in a red wine molecule called resveratrol. University of Connecticut (U-C) researchers induced heart ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘raise diabetes risk’


February 17th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Statins, which help to lower cholesterol levels, can increase the risk of diabetes, a new study shows.In the new research, the popular heart drug has been shown to ... Read more...

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Just one energy drink can cause “serious heart conditions”


January 31st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Just one energy drink, designed to increase stamina and improve physical performance, can cause 'serious heart conditions,' according to a new study.According to Adelaide Now, the study has ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents safer than bare-metal ones for heart patients


September 26th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that the use of a drug-eluting stent (paclitaxel) is safer and more effective than a bare-metal stent in heart attack patients.It also showed ... Read more...

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New, improved zebrafish cloning method may further human health research


August 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): In what may eventually prove very useful in human health research, scientists at Michigan State University have come up with a more efficient method to clone zebra fish. ... Read more...

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Turmeric root cuts breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women


July 14th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric root, can help reduce cancer risk among postmenopausal women exposed to hormone replacement therapy, according to University of Missouri ... Read more...

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Novel high BP treatment shows promise


April 4th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers at Monash University's Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics have developed a new catheter-based therapy that can be an effective alternative for lowering high blood ... Read more...

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2 genetic variants linked to increased hypertension risk identified


February 16th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified two common genetic variants associated with increased risk of hypertension a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke and kidney ... Read more...

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Just one can of Red Bull can up your stroke risk


August 16th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Drinking just one can of popular energy drink Red Bull may dramatically increase the risk of stroke, suggests a new study.The study of 30 university students aged ... Read more...

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Cutting down salt intake may lower soft drink consumption in kids


February 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study at St. Georges University of London, England has found that by reducing the salt intake of children, it may be possible to lower their consumption ... Read more...

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