Researchers find that two glasses of wine a day can extend the lives of heart attack survivors.
A Swedish study found a positive correlation between suffering a loss of a sibling and heart attacks. Surviving siblings appear to have a higher risk for heart attack after losing a brother or sister.
It's never too late to quit smoking, according to a new study that found that lifelong smokers who gave up smoking later on in life were able to cut their risk of heart attack and stroke by an overwhelming 40 percent within just five years of quitting.
Researchers have now found why having diabetes type-2 increases a person's risk of dying from sudden heart attack.
Researchers have discovered that a certain gene variant may be tied to the third most common type of heart disease in the United States.
Giving up saturated animal fats like butter and margarine to accommodate the more "healthier" vegetable oils in diet may not be as healthy as considered. A new study has found that these vegetable oils are linked to an increased risk of death in people who already have a heart-related disease.
For all the women who are worried about their heart health, here's good news. Consumption of a minimum of three or more servings of strawberries and blueberries a week might reduce heart attack threats by a whopping one-third. Researchers have found that blueberries and strawberries have high levels of flavonoids also found in grapes, blackberries, eggplant and other vegetables. However, what sets strawberries and blueberries apart is the presence of anthocyanins, a particular sub-division of flavonoids. This anthocyanin could help in dilating the artery and reduce the build-up of a wax-like substance called plaque, thus reducing the threat of heart attack.
A new study suggests that vigorous exercise, if practiced daily, can repair a damaged heart. According to a report in The Telegraph, researchers say strenuous exercising done regularly can bring back dormant stem cells in the heart to life, leading to the development of new heart muscle. While previous studies have already discovered that stem cells could produce new tissues through injections of chemicals known as growth factors, the current study is the first to suggest that exercising could have a similar effect.
A new research suggests that bans on smoking can significantly cut down the number of hospitalizations for heart attacks, stroke and respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema. In an analysis which is the largest so far, the American researchers revealed that bans on smoking at workplaces, restaurants and bars, had high health benefits.
Smoking is never recommended. But people who have survived a stroke should stay even farther away from smoke, as a new study suggests that stroke survivors who smoke put themselves at high risks of additional strokes, heart attack or even death, when compared to those who never smoked. According to the research, people who quit smoking before a stroke are also at a lesser risk when compared to those who continue after an attack.
So many times you have felt that heart ache, in sadness, and felt it pound really hard in happiness. We call ourselves "heartbroken" when we are extremely sad. However, it seems there really is something called a "broken heart syndrome" which could be fatal.
A new study suggests that women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could lead to a lesser risk of heart problems, but the researchers are still unsure of the long-term safety risks.
According to a study published online this week in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, men who experienced childhood sexual abuse are three times more likely to have a heart attack than men who were not sexually abused as children