cardiovascular system

Moon dust could be toxic to humans


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) A layer of thick, ultrafine dust on lunar surface could prove toxic for humans, increasing the risk of various cancers, similar to breathing asbestos and volcanic ... Read more...

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Living alone spells higher mortality risk for heart patients


June 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Living alone could hasten one's death, especially among those who have suffered heart attack and stroke, says a new study. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers ... Read more...

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Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

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How salt causes hypertension


April 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study tends to comprehend the mechanism behind salt-induced hypertension.A research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Kent State University has explained the causes ... Read more...

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How salt intake raises BP


April 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how salt intake contributes to raising one's blood pressure (BP).They found that salt intake makes it harder for the body to juggle ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Clogged arteries in mummies of 3,500 years ago


April 5th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Heart attacks and strokes don't seem to be the by-products of modern hectic lives, but go far back in time. A case of clogged arteries in ... Read more...

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Egyptian mummies who lived 3,500yrs ago ‘had clogged arteries’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have detected the first known case of clogged arteries - or atherosclerosis - in the mummy of an Egyptian princess who lived 3,500 years ago.The pressures of ... Read more...

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Why drugs increase risk of heart attacks, strokes


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that fluid retention caused by many drugs may be the reason for an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.The study, which calculated ... Read more...

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Cheers! Drinking a pint of beer a day ‘is good for your health’


January 14th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Doctors have suggested that drinking up to a pint of beer a day is good for the health and can reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood ... Read more...

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Synthetic blood gets closer to reality


January 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new ... Read more...

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Feeling guilty about eating too much butter? Don’t - it’s good for you


December 28th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): It's holiday season and that means rich and butter-laden food - cookies, pudding, cakes - almost every other dish; so should you feel guilty every time you take ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice could energise the elderly


December 20th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Beetroot juice could energise the elderly to lead more active lives, says a new study.In tests, they required less energy to carry out low-intensity exercises after drinking the ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice could help people enjoy more active lives


December 18th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): It's not only athletes who can benefit from beetroot juice's performance enhancing properties - its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy ... Read more...

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The most common myths about exercise


November 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Sweating it out in the gym by doing those painful sit-ups for a six-pack? Well, it may not work out, say experts.Among the many popular misconceptions about how ... Read more...

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Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

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Study links adrenal gland hormone to brain hypertension


November 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has discovered that a hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator ... Read more...

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Benefits of testosterone treatment for frailty in older men are temporary


November 5th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A new UK study found that the beneficial effects of testosterone treatment on muscle mass, strength and quality of life were not maintained at 6 months post-treatment in ... Read more...

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Mentorship program helps fight childhood obesity


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study found that pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight.The study ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements may up heart attack risk for women


July 30th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Women who take calcium supplements to improve bone density in middle age could face 30 percent higher risk of heart attacks, warn researchers. Researchers in New Zealand's Aberdeen ... Read more...

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Cash receipts from McDonald’s, KFC ‘harmful to your health’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The next time you collect your cash receipt from fast-food outlets or groceries, be careful - a new study claims the receipts contain high levels of the endocrine-disrupting ... Read more...

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Swine flu shots must for cardiac patients


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As swine flu cases shoot up across India with the onset of the monsoon, experts are suggesting vaccines for those with chronic illness like heart ... Read more...

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Key to get estrogen’s benefits without cancer risk found


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the key to gain cardiovascular benefits of estrogen without increasing cancer risk.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed a set of biological mechanisms through ... Read more...

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1 in 5 deaths in Bangladesh linked to arsenic in drinking water


June 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, suggests a new study conducted on Bangladeshis.Arsenic is ... Read more...

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Rising threat of ‘Syphilis’ cases haunt China


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing (China) June 22 (ANI): The Chinese Health Ministry has warnedabout the rise of syphilis cases across the country and issued a 10-yearworking plan with an aim to curb the ... Read more...

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To sleep at night, overcome stress during day


May 29th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 29 (DPA) Dealing with mental stress during the daytime is one way to get a good night's sleep as the body cannot switch itself into a relaxed mode at the ... Read more...

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Long-term exercise prevents aging of cardiovascular system


December 1st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that long-term exercising could prevent aging of the cardiovascular system.The researchers found that intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against ... Read more...

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Little evidence linking HRT to heart risk in menopausal women


November 24th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have found little evidence suggesting that menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy are at an increased cardiovascular disease risk.Although the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on ... Read more...

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Gene suppression keeps the heart young


October 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved cardiac function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, according to a new study. The findings ... Read more...

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Gene suppression could prevent heart from aging, preserve its function


October 13th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Suppressing a form of PI3K gene successfully prevented heart from aging and preserved its function in mice, a new study has found.The findings of the study could help ... Read more...

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Lead in bone heightens cardiovascular death risk


September 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Studies have linked exposure to environmental lead with cardiovascular diseases. However, they have looked at lead concentrations in blood, not bone, which is a better indicator of cumulative ... Read more...

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Snoring pregnant women ‘at increased gestational diabetes risk’


June 11th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Pregnant women who snore are more likely to develop gestational diabetes - a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby.The study from researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Viagra scientist’ passes away at 92


May 24th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) An American scientist, Robert Furchgott, who shared the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his work that led to to the development of the anti-impotency drug Viagra has died ... Read more...

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US ‘Viagra scientist’ passes away at 92


May 24th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): A leading US scientist, who shared a Nobel Prize in 1998 for his contribution in the development of Viagra, has passed away. He was 92.Robert Furchgott's family announced ... Read more...

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Low lead levels in early childhood linked to hypertension in later life


April 17th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Researchers from State University of New York have found that low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can increase a child's risk of developing ... Read more...

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