Health News

Weeding Out Seaweed Benefits
Under the sea where the sea monsters live, the seaweed is always greener. Not only is it greener, seaweed might also have nutritional compounds to prevent heart disease.
Diabetes and the Night Pressure
Diabetes is more than a problem with blood sugar levels. The disease is associated with all sorts of other complications, including high blood pressure - a condition that may lead to even more problems.
Shorten Up Medications After Stenting
For patients with coronary disease, taking medication to prevent blood clots for up to two years provides no additional benefit in avoiding adverse heart events as compared to taking it for six months.
A New Generation of Heart Stents
Treatments are improving for heart attack patients with obstructed blood vessels. Newer technologies are both safer and more effective.
Stroke and Dementia Linked to Calcium
When calcium builds up in blood vessels it increases the risk of heart disease, including the risk of heart attack. It may also be linked to brain changes that increase the risk of stroke and dementia.
Artery Stenting Suitable for Kids
Surgically inserting a stent to aid blood flow is an accepted practice for adults. It hasn't been considered a safe option for children under 15 months. New research suggests it is feasible and can be performed safely.
In the Nick of Time
Heart attack patients with blocked arteries need treatment within 90 minutes. A new study shows that most are receiving it in the recommended amount of time as compared to five years ago.
Determining Genetic Heart Attack Risk
Some patients are simply at a higher risk of heart attacks and blood vessel diseases because of genetics. The problem is that all of those factors aren't known, making it tough for doctors to predict who is at risk.
Fatty Heart is Bad News
When it comes to your body, most types of fat have negative implications. Fat around the heart is no different. It may cause heart disease even in healthy individuals, especially in men.
Limited Stent Use Successful
Some patients with coronary blockage benefit from medicine-coated stents to prop the artery open. A new study confirms stents are safe with limited use.