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A study conducted by a Taiwanese hospital has shown that drinking a moderate amount of red wine daily could potentially lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by helping give a boost to cells that repair blood vessels.
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals and partner Athersys Inc. said on Thursday their early-stage clinical trial of a stem cell therapy for heart attack patients showed improved heart function and was well-tolerated at all dosages.
High levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair may be a strong predictor of heart attacks months in advance, said Canadian researchers in the journal Stress.
Exposure to chemicals used to make non-stick cookware and which are found in microwave popcorn may raise blood cholesterol levels in children, a study published Monday says.
Adequate exercise designed by professionals has proven effective in helping prevent cardiac patients from having a heart attack, with the fatality rate reduced by at least 25 percent, a doctor said yesterday.
Replacing the heart's aortic valve with one's own pulmonary valve rather than the same body part from a donor boosts survival and quality of life, according to a study released Tuesday.
People who breathe in a lot of other people's tobacco smoke are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those exposed to lower levels of “secondhand” smoke, according to a British study.
Eating hot dogs, bacon, sausage or deli meats increases the chance of heart disease by 42 percent, U.S. researchers said in a report out Monday.
People who work three hours or more of overtime per day run a 60-percent higher risk of bad heart problems compared to those who work regular hours, a study published in the European Heart Journal said.
High pressure jobs like nursing can increase young women's risk of heart disease and younger women appear to be more vulnerable, scientists said on Thursday.
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