- A Swedish study shows that women who drink beer in moderation are 30 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack compared to women who drink heavily and those who don't drink at all.
- Coffee, even when drunk in unusually large quantities, is not associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation: study.
- Heart attack patients who received one-fourth of the recommended dose of beta-blockers had up to a 20 to 25 percent decrease in mortality compared to the full dose group.
- Obese teens, particularly African-American girls, show signs of immune system changes that lead to heart disease; a blood test can reveal these changes.
- Common medications men take to either treat alopecia and an enlarged prostate have adverse side effects, such as erectile dysfunction.
- Health experts recommend that we do away with calorie counting and start paying more attention to the nutritional value of the food we eat.
- Underwater pressure can turn lethal for unprotected divers when they push the limits of survival.
- Testosterone has no effect on the progression of atherosclerosis in older men, yet it offers no benefits in terms of sexual function either: study.
- Teens diagnosed with two of the most common mood disorders, major depression and bipolar disorder, need to be monitored for cardiovascular disease.
- Scoring poorly on thinking skills tests may predict a future heart attack.
- In the time it takes to brush your teeth in the morning, the Wize Mirror aims to give users an up-to-date health reading and predict their risk for developing certain health conditions.
- Cognitive decline is no more common among seniors following an invasive heart procedure than in seniors who do not undergo such operations.
Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is often used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis and/or hypertension. Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, though over the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries.