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The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Through advances in medicine and surgery, as well as an awareness of heart...
Common 'harmless' virus linked to heart artery damage

Common ‘harmless’ virus linked to heart artery damage

In a recent study, researchers find a surprisingly close link between a herpes virus and immune cells damaging heart artery tissue. The study was done...
How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke?

Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease...
Can a high-protein diet harm your heart

Can a high-protein diet harm your heart?

In a recent study, researchers find that eating a high-protein diet was linked to a slightly higher heart failure risk for middle-aged men. Despite the...
For heart health, environment really matters

For heart health, environment really matters

In a new research project including three studies, researchers find that current extreme-weather warning may not be sufficient to protect people and that owning...
10 lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

10 easy lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

Everyday decisions are important to cardiovascular health. Now is a good time to give yourself the gift of lifestyle changes that will benefit you through...
Female doctors could increase women’s survival after heart attack

Female doctors could increase women’s survival after heart attack

If you’re having a heart attack and you’re a woman, hope a female doctor greets you in the emergency room Women who have had a...
How the immune system causes heart disease

How the immune system causes heart disease

Heart disease is among the leading causes of death globally and imposes a significant burden on the health-care system. We know some of the causes...
5 causes of heart failure

5 causes of heart failure

Conditions that damage or overwork the heart muscle can cause heart failure. Over time, the heart becomes weak. When the heart is weak, it can’t...

Estrogen may prevent depression in heart attack survivors

In a new study, researchers from the University of Ottawa find that estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression . This is because estrogen prevents...