Heart Health

Too much screen time associated with heart disease and cancer

Too much screen time associated with heart disease and cancer

Time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time – termed discretionary screen time – has been associated with higher...
This diet may boost heart health, even with red meat

This diet may boost heart health, even with red meat

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long as the meat is lean and unprocessed,...
Mediterranean diet with lean meat may reduce heart disease risk

Mediterranean diet with lean meat may reduce heart disease risk

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed,...
Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough...

Genetic roots of a common heart rhythm disorder

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition causing a rapid, irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, could use some new...
Sleep less or more than 7 hours may age your heart

Sleep less or more than 7 hours may age your heart

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per...
Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

High-tech scanning techniques could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear, according to new research. A common chemotherapy drug Doxorubicin is...
Living close to fast food restaurants

Living close to fast food restaurants? Pay attention to your heart disease risk

People with more fast food outlets near their home are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research published in the European Journal...
Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging

Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging

Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure -- if it's enough exercise, and if it's...
Why depression is so bad for people with coronary artery disease

Why depression is dangerous for people with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of...