Health News

How Estrogen Protects Women from Heart Disease
Women may be getting an added boost of protection from heart disease. Natural hormones might explain why men have higher rates of heart disease yet post-menopausal women experience a spike in cardiovascular disease.
Exercising Clogged Leg Arteries
Recreational activities such as golfing, hiking and swimming might do more than provide for a fun family weekend. They also appear to cut your risk of peripheral arterial disease, the narrowing of leg arteries.
Human Platelet Creation to be Attempted
Inherited bleeding and clotting disorders are not well understood. Scientists hope that a study to create human platelet cells, which could aid chemotherapy patients in need of platelet transfusions, will provide insight into platelet function.
Signature Genetic Material Leads to Stroke
Strokes can be tough to treat. Scientists have discovered a common genetic thread with plaques that can build up and lead to stroke. It could be a key piece of the puzzle in new treatments.
Type of Heart Disease Linked to Dementia
Dementia can be brought on by a number of risk factors. One of the most surprising that has recently been linked to the cognitive impairment, however, is a type of heart condition involving restricted arteries.
FDA Approves Cardiac Drug Ticagrelor
After a lengthy regulation process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved blood-thinning drug Brilinta (ticagrelor) to treat patients with acute coronary syndromes.
FDA Approves Drug for Acute Coronary Syndromes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the blood-thinning drug Brilinta ( ticagrelor ) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
New Technology Reveals Coronary Artery Cells
Doctors have many different imaging technologies available to diagnose and treat patients. Viewing tiny arteries, particularly in heart patients, has proven much more difficult.
Reason for Higher Heart Risk in Blacks Found
It's long been noted that African-Americans are at an increased risk for heart attacks, but the reason remained unknown. Investigators have now discovered a potential reason for the higher heart risk.
Avoiding a Bypass
Just the thought of a bypass operation is scary for most people. But it may be that lower risk heart patients can opt for a surgery that is just as effective only not as invasive.