Public Support Influences Soldier's Mental Distress, Study Finds Ways To Reduce PTSD

One in 12 in Military Has Clogged Heart Arteries

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 16:11

Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts.


Stress May Be as Bad for Your Heart as Smoking Five Cigarettes a Day

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 16:55

A study has found that stress can elevate your risk of a heart attack by 27 percent - the equivalent of smoking five cigarettes each day.

Researchers Convert Heart Muscle Cells Into Pacemakers by Inserting a Gene

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 17:29

Researchers have found a way to turn ordinary heart muscle cells into pacemaker cells just by inserting a gene.


Fainting May Spell Heart Troubles

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:10

If you've ever fainted, you could have heart trouble, new research suggests.


Working Out for More Than 50 Minutes a Day May Lead to Early Death

By | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:16

Workouts should be limited to 50 minutes a day so that exercisers do not overexert their hearts.

Toddler Cannot Be Scolded Because Extreme Emotion Can Stop Her Heart

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:02

Two-year-old Ava Fenton may be called lucky when she starts attending school and she reveals that her parents never yell at her.


Aging Face and Thinning Hair May Signal Impending Heart Attack

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 12:41

A new study revealed that baldness, earlobe crease or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelids, and other signs of aging could predict the risk of heart disease.

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Multivitamins Don't Lower Heart Disease Risk

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:07

New study found no association between multivitamins and lower cardiovascular disease risk.

Stranger's Stem Cells as Good as Own in Heart Tissue Repair

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:47

Donated cells work as good as own stem cells during heart tissue repair.

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Czech Man With No Heart Dies of Liver Failure 6 Months After Operation

By | Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:58

The Czech man who survived for more than half a year without a heart has died at the age of 37.

Moderate Drinking Linked to Abnormal Heart Rhythm

By | Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:27

People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem.

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Czech Man Becomes the First Person in the World to Live With No Heart or Pulse

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 16:25

A 37-year-old man from Czech Republic recently became the first man to live without a heart for six months.


Beta Blockers May Not Be Helpful for Everyone

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:14

At $10 a month for a generic version, beta blockers are cheap and popular. A study suggests that the drug may be over-prescribed and that patients who take them are no less likely to die of their condition or to suffer from heart attacks or strokes.

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Heat Waves and Cold Spells Could Trigger Fatal Heart Attacks

By | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 11:30

Extreme temperatures during heat waves and cold spells may significantly increase the risk of premature death from heart disease, according to a new study.

Stressed at Work? Look Out for Your Heart

By | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:22

People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared with their less stressed out colleagues.