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  • Jul 2018

    Diabetes: Switching to common drugs raises risk of complications

    A new study finds that switching from metformin to sulfonylureas to control blood sugar levels may significantly increase the risk of major complications.

  • Jul 2018

    Do omega-3 supplements really benefit the heart?

    A major systematic review of clinical trials led by independent researchers finds 'little to no' evidence that omega-3 capsules benefit heart health.

  • Jul 2018

    Large study reviews the cardiovascular benefits of walnuts

    The results of a meta-review of 25 years worth of research on the cardiovascular effects of nuts are in: a walnut-enriched diet keeps your heart healthy.

  • Jul 2018

    What causes a bounding pulse?

    A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here.

  • Jul 2018

    Full-fat dairy may actually benefit heart health

    New research challenges the widely held belief that full-fat dairy must be avoided. In fact, some types of dairy may even prevent stroke, says the study.

  • Jul 2018

    Gut bacteria and heart health: Is there a link?

    A first-of-its-kind study finds a link between having a healthy heart and having a diverse range of beneficial bacteria in one's gut.

  • Jul 2018

    What causes clammy skin?

    Clammy skin is a widespread occurrence, particularly in people who sweat a lot. Clammy skin may occur periodically if a person is too warm, but someone with frequently clammy skin may have an underlying medical condition. In this article, learn about the causes of clammy skin, as well as the treatment options.

  • Jul 2018

    How long does it take to recover from heart bypass surgery?

    If someone has a blockage in the heart, they may need bypass surgery to lower the risk of a heart attack. It is the most common heart surgery performed on adults. The operation can take many hours, but the success rate is high. Recovery time varies from person to person but usually involves 1 week in the hospital.

  • Jul 2018

    What is lisinopril?

    Lisinopril is an oral medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Jul 2018

    New protein 'regenerates' the heart after an attack

    The body's attempt to recover after a heart attack can lead to heart failure. But, researchers may now have found a different way to regenerate the heart.

  • Jul 2018

    Multivitamins 'of no benefit' to heart health

    A review of 18 studies of 2 million people over an average of 12 years finds no evidence that multivitamin and mineral supplements protect heart health.

  • Jul 2018

    Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

    In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.

  • Jul 2018

    Blood-thinning foods, drinks, and supplements

    There are many things that people can eat and drink that may help to keep the blood thin and reduce the chances of dangerous clots developing. These include ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Learn more about 11 potential natural blood thinners, including foods, drinks, and supplements here.

  • Jul 2018

    New potential risk factor for heart failure

    A study of more than half a million people identifies leg bioimpedance as a new risk factor for heart failure that can be measured noninvasively.

  • Jul 2018

    How to stop heart palpitations during pregnancy

    Heart palpitations sometimes occur during pregnancy. It may feel as though the heart is skipping beats. Usually, the causes are not severe, and the palpitations do not require treatment. However, a pregnant woman should see a doctor for a diagnosis to be sure. Learn more about heart palpitations during pregnancy here.

  • Jun 2018

    Exercise, the 'best antidepressant,' also prevents heart disease

    Depression often interferes with the motivation to exercise and raises the risk of heart disease. New research aims to help people overcome this obstacle.

  • Jun 2018

    Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

    The diet has a strong influence on blood pressure. Certain foods are scientifically shown to reduce high blood pressure, including berries, bananas, and oats. In some cases, dietary changes alone can lower blood pressure to normal levels. Learn more about good foods for high blood pressure, or hypertension, here.

  • Jun 2018

    Why do I get heart palpitations after I eat?

    Some people experience heart palpitations after eating. This could be due to a range of causes, some of which are more serious than others. Specific foods and drinks are often responsible, with studies confirming alcohol as a trigger. Here, learn more about the causes of heart palpitations and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    Five hot baths per week may be good for the heart

    A new study examines the cardiovascular benefits of taking regular hot water baths among middle-aged to elderly Japanese individuals.

  • Jun 2018

    Targeting 'microtubules' could prevent heart failure

    A study from the Perelman School of Medicine investigates an interesting new target for the prevention of congestive heart failure: microtubules.

  • Jun 2018

    What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease.

  • Jun 2018

    How four cups of coffee might protect the heart

    Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key.

  • Jun 2018

    Marriage is good for the heart — literally

    A new study suggests that marriage may prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as prolong life for people who had a heart attack.

  • Jun 2018

    What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

    When someone has chest pain and a headache at the same time, the causes are usually unrelated. However, some conditions can cause both symptoms. We explain these conditions here. We also discuss when chest pain and a headache might be due to issues relating to the heart or blood pressure, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What can autopsies teach us about heart disease?

    Are we overlooking an important source of clinical information by not using autopsy more in medical research? Several studies suggest the answer is 'yes.'