Tag Archives: Heart

‘My broken heart was mended by stem cell transplant miracle – and an old flame’

Fitness fanatic Barry Newman’s weak heart had him fearing for his life before fate stepped in with a revolutionary medical procedure – and an old girlfriend. He was a shell of his former self, his heart at just 13% of its normal capacity, and a transplant looked like the only viable solution. By chance, one… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Spicy ingredients in curry linked to lowering risk of cancer and heart disease

Brits have been tucking into curries for comfort during the pandemic. One survey showed orders for Indian takeaways doubled after Covid-19 hit. And the good news is that when chosen wisely, curry can be a hot tonic for your body. Experts say that spicy ingredients can help lower your risk of everything from cancer to… Read More »

Clevland clinic heart diet

Get moving — and do it regularly! A steady diet of steaks, ground meat, pork, chicken and poultry with skin means a steady intake of cholesterol and saturated fat, both of which contribute to weight gain and increased risk of heart disease. You may have heard that taking too many antibiotics can make them less… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

FDA OKs Farxiga for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

News Consumer News FDA OKs Farxiga for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for Farxiga (dapagliflozin) oral tablets to treat adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, the agency announced Tuesday. Farxiga is the first approved sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor… Read More »

What really works for heart health?

More women die from heart attacks in Britain than any other condition, even cancer.  So, what really works when it comes to preventing heart disease? Anna Magee reports When you think about clogged coronary arteries and heart attacks, what comes to mind? Fat old guys? Think again. Heart disease is a real risk not only… Read More »