How lack of sleep harms circulation

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms

How lack of sleep harms circulationOne aspect of health that a person’s quality of sleep can influence is cardiovascular health. For example, research findings from the start of this year showed that sleeping for less than 6 hours per night rather than for 7–8 hours could increase a person’s risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up inside […]

Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

New research adds to mounting evidence and suggests that eating more calories in the evening may negatively affect women’s cardiovascular health

Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at riskEvidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

Can listening to music while driving reduce cardiac stress?

Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack, according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk

Can listening to music while driving reduce cardiac stress?A study by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Marília, Brazil, suggests that listening to instrumental music, for example, may relieve cardiac stress. The results of the study, which were supported by São Paulo Research Foundation—FAPESP, are published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) […]

Occupational pesticide exposure may raise heart risk, suggests study

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides might raise the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to a long-term study in Hawaii

Occupational pesticide exposure may raise heart risk, suggests studyFarm and agricultural workers need to wear personal protective equipment and, even after they retire should continue to have their health monitored for cardiovascular complications, the authors conclude in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Pesticides have a long half-life and exist in the body for a long time, so side effects may appear […]

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

#WorldHeartDay: Know about the evolution of life-saving procedures

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.9 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths. Triggering these diseases – which manifest primarily as heart attacks and strokes – are tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol

#WorldHeartDay: Know about the evolution of life-saving proceduresThese, in turn, show up in people as raised blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and overweight and obesity, risks detrimental to good heart health. When a 42-year-old patient complained of chest pain, his family rushed him to Ruby Hall Clinic, where Dr M.S. Hiremath and his expert team immediately wheeled him into the catheterization laboratory […]

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, researchers reveal

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure - but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to new research

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, researchers revealAn international team of scientists has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water, showing the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. The researchers now suggest that health professionals should pay attention to the oral environment when recommending interventions involving […]

Owning a dog could help you have better cardiovascular health

Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study

Owning a dog could help you have better cardiovascular healthThe study examines the association of pet ownership, specifically dog ownership, with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes. The study first established baseline health and socio-economic information on more than 2,000 subjects in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, from January 2013 […]

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British adults published by The BMJ today

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in lifeThe researchers say their findings support public health policies to improve cardiovascular health in middle age to promote later brain health. Dementia is a progressive disease that can start to develop 15-20 years before any symptoms appear, so identifying factors that might prevent its onset is important. The American Heart Association’s ‘Life Simple 7’ cardiovascular […]

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke riskThe findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients’ cardiovascular health are needed. For the study, researchers analysed information on 19,798 people living with HIV and 59,302 age- and sex-matched uninfected individuals who were followed for an average of 20 months. People living with HIV had 3.2-times and 2.7-times higher risks of heart failure and […]
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