EPA, DHA Supplementation Linked to Reduced Risk for MI, CHD
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with a reduced risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary heart disease (CHD) events, according to a meta-analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent the deadly condition - key to lowering risk of heart disease
A HEART attack is mostly caused by coronary heart disease - a condition whereby the arteries, supplying blood to the muscle, are clogged up with fatty deposits. How can you ensure this doesn't happen to you? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium Score IDs Coronary Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Coronary artery calcium (CAC) risk score is a better predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) than stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Anurag Mehta, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: More Than 3 Billion People Protected From Harmful Trans Fat in Their Food
[WHO] But, 11 out of 15 countries with the most coronary heart disease deaths due to trans fats have yet to take actions to eliminate the substances (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Plasmin could be the link between COVID-19 comorbidities and serious illness
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Why is the COVID-19 virus more dangerous in people with comorbidities? Literature analysis shows that comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney dysfunction all feature elevated levels of the extracellular protease plasmin. Plasmin is able to nick proteins sequences called furin sites. For many viruses, this nicking increases viral infectivity, including SARS and MERS -- the two virulent coronaviruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best diet to lower your blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure is a health risk, increasing your chances of coronary heart disease. However, you have the power to adjust your lifestyle in order to lower your blood pressure readings - starting with your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factor V Leiden Does Not Increase Atherothrombotic Risk Factor V Leiden Does Not Increase Atherothrombotic Risk
Being positive for factor V Leiden (FVL) does not increase the risk of atherothrombotic events and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the GENIUS-CHD consortium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart - the cheap capsules to avoid deadly heart disease
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve the health of your heart, as well as to protect against heart disease symptoms and signs. Add these cheap garlic capsules to your diet to lower your risk of high cholesterol. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about coronary heart disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Bacterial infections are associated with an increased risk for incident coronary heart disease (CHD) in individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotics linked to higher heart disease risk in individuals with type 1 diabetes
(Wiley) Results from a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggest that bacterial infections may elevate the risk of coronary heart disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Eating this sweet treat once a week may reduce risk of the deadly condition
A HEART ATTACK is primarily caused by coronary heart disease - when the arteries that supply blood to the heart became clogged with cholesterol. However, eating one sweet treat could reduce the risk of developing the deadly condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs urge backing for UK medical research fund
Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund aims to reverse impact of Covid-19 on study into biggest killersAt least 50 cross-party MPs are calling on the government to back a UK medical research fund they say will reverse the devastating impact of Covid-19 on research into the UK ’s biggest killers, including dementia, coronary heart disease and cancer.The Life Sciences-Charity Partnership Fund, developed by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), has the support of politicians including Labour ’s Hilary Benn, Ed Davey from the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives’ Sir Roger Gale. They are as...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Medical research Cancer research Science Coronavirus outbreak Dementia Health policy Politics Society Infectious diseases UK news Source Type: news

Non-invasive diagnostic procedures for suspected CHD: search reveals informative evidence
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) Non-invasive diagnostic procedures for suspected CHD: search reveals informative evidence Informative study results are available on diagnostic procedures using computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for suspected coronary heart disease (CHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Premature Births Tied to Heart Risks in Mothers
Women who delivered prematurely had a decades-long increased risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Women and Girls Premature Babies Heart Source Type: news

Stressful Life Events May Up CHD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Findings for coronary heart disease risk seen in large study of postmenopausal women with T2DM (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Stressful Life Events May Up CHD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 -- Higher levels of stressful life events are associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - a feeling in your throat could signal your risk of the condition
HEART attacks can be life-threatening, so being aware of symptoms and risk factors for the condition developing is very important. The leading cause of heart attacks is coronary heart disease, and a certain feeling in your neck could signal your risk of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: The simple exercise found to lower the risk of the deadly condition
HEART ATTACKS can prove life threatening, and one of the leading causes is coronary heart disease. So what can you do to prevent heart disease and lower the risk of a heart attack developing? A new study has suggested a simple exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Testing Does Not Enhance Heart Disease Risk Prediction
TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 -- Genetic testing is not better at predicting coronary heart disease risk compared with conventional risk factors, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jonathan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plant-Based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- Higher intake of foods like tofu with isoflavones is associated with a moderately lower risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online March 23 in Circulation. Le Ma, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Olive Oil Consumption Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Higher olive oil intake is associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and total cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seem Not to Protect Against Cancer
THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 -- Omega-3 fatty acids do not appear to protect against cancer and may only have a small beneficial effect in coronary heart disease, according to two reviews published online Feb. 29 in the British Journal of Cancer and the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eggs are NOT bad for your heart, 30-year study claims
An American research team investigated the link between egg consumption and cases of CVD - including non-fatal heart attack, fatal coronary heart disease and stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR explains the possible causes of heart palpitations 
DR MARTIN SCURR: A resting electrocardiogram (ECG) is limited because it can't exclude coronary heart disease - furring up of the arteries, which may cause palpitations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer
(University of East Anglia) Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer -- according to new University of East Anglia research. Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, diseases such as cancer, heart attacks and stroke. But two systematic reviews find that omega-3 supplements may slightly reduce coronary heart disease mortality and events, but slightly increase risk of prostate cancer. Both beneficial and harmful effects are small. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Study confirms popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk
HEART ATTACKS are often caused by coronary heart disease, and risk of developing this is increased by a high-fat diet, high cholesterol and being overweight or obese. Research in the past has found a link between eating certain foods and heart disease, but a new study has confirmed a popular breakfast food is not as bad as first though. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust your gut on plant-based diets for heart health
(American College of Cardiology) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease your risk of heart disease by minimizing the adverse effects of a gut-microbiome associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Look out for this symptom on your fingernails - it could signal your risk
A HEART attack can be a deadly occurrence. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of it, and there's a noticeable symptom just on your fingernails that could indicate you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.   Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods.  But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supple...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Heart diseases raise risk for kidney failure, study finds
Researchers found that those with a history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease and stroke were 10 times more likely to develop kidney failure than those without cardiovascular disease (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes can independently lead to heart failure, population study shows
(Mayo Clinic) Heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 33% of people in the US admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnesium Inversely Linked to Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women, dietary magnesium is inversely associated with fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Women's Health. Jason Li, D.O., from the Alpert... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy Sleep Pattern May Reduce Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- A healthy sleep pattern is associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the European Heart Journal. Mengyu Fan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could higher magnesium intake reduce fatal coronary heart disease risk in women?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new prospective study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative found a potential inverse association between dietary magnesium and fatal coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: How your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition
HEART ATTACKS are considered serious medical emergencies, often caused by coronary heart disease which a person can develop through eating a high-fat diet and lack of exercise. A new study has suggested how your commute to work could prevent the life-threatening condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke
Risk of heart disease and stroke reduced even in people with genetic susceptibility to the conditions Related items fromOnMedica Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart failure cases set to reach 32 million by 2028, forecasts suggest
Prevalence set to soar by 40% among older people in eight major country markets, including the UK, forecast suggests Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised NICE says far more people should take statins Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Children born now face longer periods of ill-health in old age
But the present-day older generation are living healthier and for longer Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Some 43% of adults have a longstanding medical problem Parking charges at hospitals rise by 10% Life expectancy stalls for first time Yesterday was the most popular day to die (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PET shows meditating increases blood flow in heart disease patients
PET scans showed that patients with coronary heart disease who included transcendental...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zen and the art of breast biopsy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET scans show Transcendental Meditation with cardiac rehabilitation increases blood flow to the heart
(Maharishi University of Management) Study finds coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who include Transcendental Meditation (TM) with cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increased blood flow to the heart by 20.7%. This was the first study to show TM significantly enhanced lifestyle modification in patients, and the first to use positron emission tomography (PET) to measure their effect on cardiac function and rehabilitation. The NIH-funded study was conducted at Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with Maharishi University of Management Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes
Recent evidence suggests that insufficient sleep may mediate the link between a low socioeconomic status and a higher risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Heart attack: How your sleep and socioeconomic status may be linked to heart disease risk
HEART attack is considered a serious medical emergency which can have life-threatening consequences, and one of the leading causes is coronary heart disease. A new study has suggested how long a person sleeps for and their socioeconomic status could increase their risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skeletal muscle mass predicts long-term CVD risk
Preserving skeletal muscle mass in middle age might contribute to maintaining cardiovascular health Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Democrats Need Rural Voters. Can They Win Them Over By Fixing Rural Healthcare?
Javius Lamar Mitchell was a typical 11-year-old kid: he loved watching the Walking Dead on Netflix, playing Madden NFL 2019 on his PlayStation 4, and going to after-school football practice in his small, rural town of Hughes Springs, Texas. But there was one key difference between Mitchell and his tween compatriots in cities and suburban areas around the country: how far he lived from a hospital. While the average distance to an emergency room is 5.6 miles in suburban areas, and 4.4 miles in urban ones, according to a 2018 report by Pew Research Center, the closest hospital to Mitchell’s house was 24 miles away. That...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Healthcare rural America Source Type: news

Women get half as many heart attack treatments as men
Diagnoses increase but gender gap in treatment persist Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Statins halve heart attack and stroke risk in healthy adults More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Marine Omega-3 Supplements May Lower CVD Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Marine omega-3 supplementation seems to lower the risk for myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, total CHD events, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, and total CVD events, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Napping Once Or Twice A Week Could Lower Heart Attack & Stroke Risk, Study Finds
By Amy Woodyatt, CNN (CNN) — Some good news for nap fanatics — a new study has found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland studied the association between napping frequency and duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. Tracking 3,462 people between the ages of 35 and 75 for just over five years, the report authors found that those who indulged in occasional napping — once or twice a week, for between five minutes to an hour — w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news