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Implantable rubber patch monitors heart disease risks without pacemaker problems

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Nov 04, 2020 … HOUSTON, Texas — For patients dealing with heart problems, pacemakers are a common option to treat irregular heartbeats and monitor health. These devices have drawbacks however, as they’re either too rigid to help beating hearts or too fragile to gather information. Now, a mechanical engineer in Texas is leading a team developing a game-changing patch to…

Artificially sweetened drinks may be just as bad for your heart as sugary beverages

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Oct 27, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Sugary drinks are a popular target of health experts and even local governments. While many try to curb the public’s intake of sugar, a study finds a common alternative to these drinks may be just as bad. Researchers in France say artificially sweetened drinks also increase the risk for heart disease. Until now, the…

Eat Nuts Two Times a Week To Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease

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Sep 13, 2020 … PARIS — Nuts are a go-to snack for millions all over the world, and for good reason. Besides the fact that they’re delicious, making them a regular part of your diet boasts a number of health benefits. Now, a new study just presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual conference reveals yet another reason why…

New post-COVID syndrome ‘MIS-C’ can cause lifelong damage to children’s hearts

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Sep 07, 2020 … SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A frightening new set of coronavirus research may lead some parents to think twice about in-person learning this school year. Although many people will never know if they had COVID-19, doctors say a frightening side-effect of the virus is being found in asymptomatic children. Researchers in Texas find a life-threatening inflammation of…

Sweet! Eating chocolate is good for your heart, blood vessels

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Aug 14, 2020 … BRUSSELS, Belgium — Good news, chocolate fans! A new study finds you don’t have to feel guilty about having dessert after dinner. Researchers say eating chocolate at least once a week can improve blood vessel health, reducing the risk of heart disease. The report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology notes that previous studies link…

Marijuana Use Linked To Heart Disease Risk, Disruptions In Other Medications

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Aug 01, 2020 … BOSTON — Measures legalizing marijuana are becoming more common in the United States. As recreational and medicinal usage rises, cardiologists warn there are potential risks to this growing trend. According to a new study, as many as two million heart disease patients are current or former marijuana users. Researchers behind the study also draw concerning…

Study: Every Heart Beats To Its Own Rhythm When We’re Listening To Music

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May 21, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” While that may be true, it turns out that music speaks to each person differently. A team of European researchers looked at the heart rhythms of a few individuals while they listened to a classical music concert, and they found…

New Research Shows How Coronavirus Can Take A Dangerous Toll On The Heart

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May 18, 2020 … Doctors warn that the drug hydroxychloroquine may cause heart damage, Remdesivir may lead to low blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Ever since we learned of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes people to focus on the effects the disease has on the respiratory system. Even the full name…

Study: A Troubled Childhood Linked To Serious Heart Problems Years Later

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May 05, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — No one’s past is perfect, but we all push forward toward a better tomorrow. Some, though, had a tougher past than others. When awful events like childhood neglect or trauma happen, it can take years before that person is able to mentally move on. Now, a new study finds that a dysfunctional or…

Hydroxychloroquine Linked To Increased Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat

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May 04, 2020 … BOSTON — The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has emerged as a potential treatment for COVID-19, but a new study from the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is throwing some cold water on that idea. A team of doctors and pharmacists have found evidence that receiving hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment can significantly raise one’s risk of…

Salad, please: Avoiding protein key to preventing heart disease, study suggests

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Apr 15, 2020 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Staying away from meat, nuts, dairy, and soy may not be super fun from a taste perspective, but a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University finds avoiding protein may be the key to avoiding heart disease. Protein-rich foods contain sulfur amino acids. The research team discovered that diets low in…

Study: Coronavirus can exacerbate pre-existing heart problems, cause new issues

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Mar 30, 2020 … HOUSTON — We all know that COVID-19 attacks the lungs and throat, but a new study has found that the novel coronavirus can also cause serious cardiovascular problems. For individuals with pre-existing heart conditions, COVID-19 can make matters worse and have fatal consequences. But, even among patients with no prior heart issues, it appears the virus…

Bath benefits: Hopping in the tub regularly linked to lower risk of death from heart disease

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Mar 25, 2020 … OSAKA, Japan — Dust off the rubber duckies. A new study finds that taking a nice hot bath on a daily basis can reduce one’s risk of dying from cardiovascular-related issues (heart attack, stroke). While taking a bath once or twice a week is beneficial, researchers found that daily bath takers were in even better shape.…

In mourning? Common medication may keep grieving hearts healthy, study finds

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Feb 18, 2020 … SYDNEY — What becomes of the brokenhearted? Losing a loved one, especially a spouse or child, is one of the most painful experiences of the human condition and initially puts people at higher risk for heart attacks and death. It turns out some common medications may help keep healthy hearts among those grieving a loss,…

Give yourself a break: Burnout may lead to irregular heartbeat, doctors warn

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Jan 14, 2020 … LOS ANGELES — Problems at home, stress on the job, or an especially troubling romantic relationship are just a few examples of trying life situations that can lead to burnout. Being burnt out is often characterized by feeling especially tired all the time, irritable, and even disheartened with one’s life. Now, a new study finds that…

Study: People born in spring & summer at greater risk of dying from heart disease

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Dec 20, 2019 … BOSTON, Mass. — If you’re a believer in astrology, you’re at least partial to the idea that the date of your birth may be influencing your actions, disposition, and decisions. Now, a startling new study conducted at Harvard finds that those born in warmer months may be at a greater risk of dying due to…

Study: 1 in 8 Americans with heart disease neglect medication due to high cost

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Nov 25, 2019 … DALLAS — The high cost of health care in the United States is a difficult burden for many working class Americans. Yet the question of how to rectify the problem continues to carry heavy political and partisan baggage. As politicians and pundits seemingly debate endlessly on the subject, a disturbing new study finds that millions of Americans with…

Flu shots help prevent early death in heart disease patients — Yet 1 in 3 skip vaccination

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Nov 14, 2019 … DALLAS — Vaccines can be a divisive subject in certain circles, but a recent set of research has found yet another reason why a yearly flu shot is a smart idea. Annual influenza vaccinations can help prevent further illness and premature death among people already suffering from heart disease, according to a study presented at the…

Songs for the heart: Listening to instrumental music while driving eases cardiac stress

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Nov 13, 2019 … MARÍLIA, Brazil — Driving isn’t supposed to be stressful, but often times the unpredictability of the roads can make even the calmest of drivers’ blood start to boil. New research reveals a heart-healthy remedy may be right on your dashboard: the radio. Scientists say that music has a therapeutic effect when it comes to cardiac stress…

Study: Muscle mass in middle age tied to one’s risk of heart disease later on

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Nov 12, 2019 … LONDON — The stereotype of the muscle-minded meathead spending hours each day in the weight room has persisted for decades. More recently, the era of selfies, Instagram, and fitness influencers has only strengthened the prevailing belief that many frequent gym-goers are only interested in improving their looks. Now, a new set of research finds all that…