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The right amount of coffee

Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the popular brew ...

Study shows link between weight gain during infancy and risk factors for heart disease

Weight gain during infancy is directly linked to increased risks of obesity, high blood pressure and arterial wall thickening later in life, ...

Small increase in heart risk from common painkillers

With prolonged use, some widely used painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attacks by a small but significant amount, according to research published online in today’s The Lancet. ... Full story

Cholesterol Sets Off Chaotic Blood Vessel Growth

Disorganized blood vessels shown in AIBP knockdown zebrafish. Green, endothelial cells; red, fluorescent dextran injected to visualize the blood vessel lumen. ... Full story

Many Birth Defects in Heart Caused by Spontaneous Mutations

A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development. ... Full story

Nordic diet lowers cholesterol, study finds

A healthy Nordic diet lowers cholesterol levels, and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a pan-Nordic study where Lund University participated has found. There was also decreased inflammation associated with pre-diabetes. ... Full story

Interventional Stroke Therapy Needs Further Study in Clinical Trials, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Devices snaked into the brain artery of a patient experiencing a stroke that either snatch and remove the offending clot or pump a dissolving drug into the blockage should primarily be used within a clinical trial setting, say a team of vascular neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida. ... Full story

New drug could protect from tissue damage following heart attack

Scientists led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and University of Cambridge have developed a new drug that could help reduce the tissue damage that occurs following a heart attack, stroke or major surgery. ... Full story

Home testing could put patients in control

New research shows patients with uncontrolled blood pressure could improve their health by checking blood pressure levels at home and sharing the results with their doctor. ... Full story

Hormone disrupting chemicals affect blood vessels in the uterus

Chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties affect cells in the uterus which are important for the growth of new blood vessels. This is shown in a new thesis from Uppsala University. ... Full story

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