For the first time, researchers have used stem cells from a patient’s own heart to repair the damage to the muscle that occurs during heart attack.
Dad may be credited with more than just your facial features. A new study suggests that heart disease risk may be passed from father to son.
Marathons are hard on the heart, but recent deaths of long-distance racers are the exception rather than the rule
Losing a loved one can be mentally and physically traumatic for anyone, and a study shows that the loss can increase the risk of having a heart attack by 21-fold
In the second of a series of three government-commissioned studies on the risks of popular drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers report that the medications do not lead to increased …
An intriguing new study finds a link between human papillomavirus, or HPV, the common sexually transmitted infection that is the cause of most cervical cancer, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women.
People who struggle with insomnia appear to be more prone to heart attacks than those who typically get a good night’s sleep, a large Norwegian study has found.
We know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for the heart, but can a healthy diet really overcome the effect of genes that boost your risk for heart problems?
In the first study of its kind, researchers in Sweden have linked exposure to environmental toxins to an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries — a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, but many are still able to survive heart attacks. What determines who is able to overcome an attack and who succumbs? A team of researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical …
When it comes to seeking care for a heart attack, speed is everything. The faster you get to the hospital, the likelier you are to stay alive and minimize lasting heart damage. Not everyone, however, acts on that wisdom the same …
Much like cell phones and eggs, salt is one of those things that studies say is bad for you one day, but O.K. the next.