Health News

Nighttime Breathing Issues Bad for Heart
Those scary moments when sleep apnea stops your breathing apparently does more than keep the oxygen from your brain, especially in the elderly.
Fitness Now Improves Life Later
Higher fitness levels bring lots of benefits to individuals in the now. It helps keep away illnesses and makes the body strong. And fitness also has an effect way down the road by adding years to life, but its quality had been in question.
Heart Failure on the Decline
Prevention efforts appear to be lending a hand in reducing the number of heart failure cases. At least in Canada. Investigators have found that heart failure cases have dropped by a third in Ontario.
Stem Cells Rejuvenate Heart
Stem cells could be key in aiding elderly patients with heart failure. Researchers have found that laboratory-modified stem cells may be capable of rejuvenating aged and damaged heart cells.
Heart Diagnostic Test Recalled
A testing system commonly used to diagnose heart problems and other medical conditions has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Magnetic Particles Pinpoint Effectiveness of Heart Therapies
Doctors can't always tell whether treatments for cardiovascular disease will be effective for each patient. A high tech solution may provide the answer.
Walk Test Predicts Recurrent Heart Risk
A brief and simple walking test may accurately predict future cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary heart disease. The test takes only six minutes.
Daily Java May Cut Heart Failure Risk
In another round of good news for those of us who can't get going without a couple of morning cups of 'Joe'. Researchers say daily coffee consumption might lower your risk of heart failure.
Spotting Heart Disease Early in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at an increased risk of heart disease. The key to treatment is catching it early. A specialized ultrasound scan appears to offer an effective screening capable of detecting early heart abnormalities.
Heart Failure Patients Skipping Advance Directives
Patients with heart failure are at a high risk of dying. Despite this fact, less than half of heart failure patients have advance directives dictating end-of-life interventions they want avoided.