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NEW ADVANCE ANNOUNCED IN REDUCING 'BAD' CHOLESTEROL
Leicester, UK, December 8, 2011
Researchers identify enzyme that could be targeted to help body tackle LDL's.
PATIENT TREATED WITH BIOABSORBABLE HEART DEVICE
Montreal, Canada, December 5, 2011
Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used the world's first drug eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold to successfully treat a woman suffering from coronary artery disease
ENVIRONMENT AND DIET LEAVE THEIR PRINTS ON THE HEART
Cambridge, UK, November 29, 2011
A University of Cambridge study, which set out to investigate DNA methylation in the human heart and the 'missing link' between our lifestyle and our health, has now mapped the link in detail across the entire human genome.
STEM CELLS MAY HELP HEART RECOVER
Orlando, Florida, November 14, 2011
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered the therapeutic benefit of fetal stem cells in helping the maternal heart recover after heart attack.
OMEGA-3 REDUCES STROKE SEVERITY
Quebec City, August 25, 2011
A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke.
MARRIAGE IS GOOD FOR THE HEART
ROCHESTER, NY - August 22, 2011
Happily wedded people who undergo coronary bypass surgery are more than three times as likely to be alive 15 years later as their unmarried counterparts.
MECHANISM DISCOVERED FOR HEALTH BENEFIT OF GREEN TEA
CORVALLIS, Ore - June 2, 2011
One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of "regulatory T cells" that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
DRUG CAN REVERSE OVERGROWN HEARTS
DALLAS, TX - May 31, 2011
A promising cancer treatment drug can restore function of a heart en route to failure from high blood pressure, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
CANADIAN MAPLE SYRUP - NEXT SUPER FOOD?
NEW YORK, NY - April 1, 2011
There's more good news about pure maple syrup from the University of Rhode Island (URI). Researchers there have now identified 54 compounds in maple syrup from Canada, double the amount previously reported, and many with antioxidant activity.
SAFFLOWER OIL EACH DAY MIGHT HELP KEEP HEART DISEASE AT BAY
COLUMBUS, Ohio - March 21, 2011
A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
TAI CHI FIGHTS DEPRESSION IN ELDERLY
Los Angeles, CA - March 16, 2011
Researchers at UCLA turned to a gentle, Westernized version of tai chi chih, a 2,000 year old Chinese martial art to fight depression.
HERBAL TEA - BENEFITS AND LORE
Boston, MA - March 1, 2011
Diane McKay and Jeffrey Blumberg have looked into science based evidence of health benefits from drinking three of the most popular herbals in America.
RESEARCHER LISTS MORE THAN 4,000 COMPONENTS OF BLOOD CHEMISTRY
Edmonton, Alberta - Feb. 24, 2011
"Right now a medical doctor analyzing the blood of an ailing patient looks at something like 10 to 20 chemicals," said U of A biochemist David Wishart. "We've identified 4,229 blood chemicals that doctors can potentially look at to diagnose and treat health problems."
DIET SODA MAY RAISE ODDS OF VASCULAR EVENTS
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011
Drinking diet soda daily is linked to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and vascular related deaths.
WHAT MAKES FRUCTOSE FATTENING
PORTLAND, Ore. - February 9, 2011
High fructose corn syrup has become the sweetener most commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation's growing obesity epidemic.
HEART HEALTHY BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011
In time for the chocolate giving and chocolate noshing fest on Valentine's Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body's production of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL).
ROASTING COFFEE BEANS PRODUCES ANTIOXIDANTS
Vancouver, British Columbia - February 2, 2011
Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have been able to pinpoint more of the complex chemistry behind coffee's much touted antioxidant benefits, tracing valuable compounds to the roasting process.
HEPA FILTERS REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH RISKS
Burnaby, British Columbia - January 21, 2011
Using inexpensive air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution.
TEAM INVENTS CHIP FOR FAST INEXPENSIVE BLOOD TESTS
KINGSTON, R.I - January 10, 2011
A new device invented by a team of engineers and students at the University of Rhode Island uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides results in less than 30 minutes.
ANAPHYLATOXIN C5a TO TARGET ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Vienna, Austria - January 4, 2011
For decades, doctors have looked at fitness levels, weight, and overall health risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Now, they may soon add a new risk factor to the list: activation of the complement system.
CALL FOR TRUTH IN TRANS FATS LABELING BY THE FDA
Cleveland, Ohio - January 3, 2011
Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance?
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