3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives

June 10, 2019 Credit: The American Heart Association  Doing three relatively easy things could help save 94.3 million people around the world from premature deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Those lives could be saved over a quarter-century span by scaling up treatment of high blood pressure, reducing sodium intake and eliminating artificial…

Just One Energy Drink May Hurt Blood Vessel Function

Young, healthy adults experienced notably diminished blood vessel function soon after consuming one energy drink, according to preliminary research from a small study to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Energy drink consumption has…

Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk of Death in Women

A study of more than 17,000 women links physical activity to a longer, healthier life. Simple activities like brisk walking or even mowing the lawn could add years to your life, based on recent findings that link moderate to vigorous exercise to reduced risk of death in women. Published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, this study…

Women Face Worse Outcomes After Stroke, Study Finds

Despite advances in stroke prevention and treatment, women still face worse outcomes after stroke than men based on study data from the past ten years. Study highlights the differences in stroke outcomes between women and men.  Published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, this paper served as an update on stroke outcomes in women. It reviewed all…