Heart Health

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries,...
Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being physically fit may not only reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but can also improve your chances of surviving if you...
6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Heart attack risk factors you can and can’t control

Certain risk factors make it more likely that you’ll develop coronary heart disease (CHD) and have a heart attack. You can control many of...
A healthy heart linked to a healthy brain

A healthy heart linked to a healthy brain

An expert committee of researchers in the US has highlighted the strong link between cardiovascular risk factors and brain health, following a review of...
Can you recognize a heart attack or stroke

Can you recognize a heart attack or stroke?

How would you react to a medical emergency? When it comes to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, every minute counts. Get to know...
How statins aid our immune system

How statins aid our immune system?

Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet are able to show the immunological effects...
5 medicines that can lower your cholesterol

5 medicines that can lower your cholesterol

Many people will be able to lower their LDL enough with TLC alone. If your LDL needs more lowering, you may have to take...
A handful of nuts a day can cut heart disease risk by nearly 30 percent

A handful of nuts a day can cut heart disease risk by nearly 30...

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart...

Most Popular

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...