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Cocoa extract shows promise at cutting risk of death from heart disease

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Mar 17, 2022 …  BOSTON — Could chowing down on chocolate be the key to stopping heart disease? Not exactly, but a new study finds a key extract in cocoa does significantly reduce the chances of dying from cardiovascular problems. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowered the risk of cardiovascular death by 27…

Loneliness and social isolation can raise the risk older women die of a ‘broken heart’

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Feb 02, 2022 … SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Many lonely older women die, literally, of a broken heart while in social isolation, a new study reveals. The findings are particularly troubling when considering the social distancing measures the world is using to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. A team from the University of California-San Diego found an increase in heart…

Heart-scanning tech could detect deadly scarring as it forms, paving way for new treatments

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Jan 31, 2022 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — Heart-scanning technology under development by Scottish scientists could pave the way for life-saving treatments. Researchers will use pioneering imaging techniques to detect scar tissue as it is formed on the heart – the cause of almost all forms of heart failure. While scar tissue is normal after many conditions, including heart attacks…

Not just old folks: Sudden heart problems can kill younger adults making love, too

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Jan 26, 2022 … LONDON — Dying while making love is something most people probably assume only happens to older adults. However, a new study reveals that sudden heart problems can even strike down younger adults while they’re having sex. A team from St. George’s, University of London says, while death during a bedroom romp is rare, middle-aged men are…

Rural patients less likely to receive critical care, more likely to die from heart problems

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Jan 21, 2022 … BOSTON, Mass. — Life might be simpler out in the country, but new research finds it’s also much harder to find high quality health care if you have health problems. Scientists from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that older adults receiving treatment at rural hospitals are less likely to receive important procedures and…

Specific protein can ‘save’ the heart from cancer treatment side-effects

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Dec 31, 2021 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — Cancer treatments can be rough on a patient’s body. These treatments are lifesaving for many people, but in some cases, they trigger heart damage after the fact. Currently, there is no effective way to prevent such heart complications following cancer treatment. However, new research out of Norway may soon change all that. Scientists…

Replacing ‘race’ as an underlying health condition would improve heart disease care, study suggests

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Dec 22, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — When doctors are treating patients at risk for heart disease, race is a factor in the care people receive. This isn’t necessarily about bias. Historically, researchers say Black patients have a higher risk of developing heart problems, leading to different treatment plans in comparison to white patients. Now, a new study suggests that…

Overweight children developing heart problems as waistlines grow during pandemic

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Dec 15, 2021 … ATHENS, Ga. — Childhood obesity isn’t just ruining waistlines, it’s also paving the way for serious heart trouble among youths, a new study warns. Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that excess weight is leading to more artery stiffness among children, teens, and young adults — a major risk factor for heart disease. Obesity…

Marijuana use among young adults linked to heart disease development

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Nov 23, 2021 … GUELPH, Ontario — Cannabis has quickly become the most widely used recreational drug behind only alcohol. With millions of young adults smoking marijuana weekly, and even daily, studies examining its health impacts have become increasingly important. Now, researchers at the University of Guelph are warning that young adults using the once-illegal drug may be putting…

Your bedtime impacts heart health. Here’s why going to sleep at 10 p.m. may save your life

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Nov 09, 2021 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Bedtimes are probably something many people only associate with children. However, a new study reveals that adults should be just as strict with their own sleep cycles as well. Researchers find that going to bed between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time lowers the risk of developing heart disease compared to…

Is your neighborhood key to a long life? People who live on tree-lined blocks have fewer heart problems

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Sep 04, 2021 … MIAMI — Apparently, Green Acres really is the place to be. New research reveals that people who live in tree-lined neighborhoods with an abundance of “greens” are less likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. Making urban areas greener has many benefits, but researchers wanted to know whether it had any relationship with…

Cutting sugar down in packaged foods could save millions of Americans from heart disease, diabetes

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Aug 31, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — Cutting the sugar that goes into both food and drinks may prevent nearly four million cases of heart disease and diabetes across the United States, a new study estimates. Researchers with Massachusetts General Hospital and several other organizations say they’ve reviewed a plan which would institute a major reduction of excess sugar in…

Video is first ever to catch a ‘vegetarian’ giant tortoise hunting, attacking and EATING a seabird

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Aug 26, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A “vegetarian” giant tortoise has been caught on camera hunting, attacking and devouring a seabird. The “completely unexpected behavior” is the first time a tortoise has been caught deliberately hunting prey in the wild. All tortoises were previously thought to be vegetarian, although they have occasionally been spotted feeding on bones and…