Wednesday 03 Sep 2014

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Fluorescent particles might help predict heart disease

Here’s a warning for middle-aged women that might sound straight out of a science fiction novel: If a high level of fluorescent particles show up in your blood under a special light meter, then you may be more likely to …

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SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health. A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were

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SimpleScience@Heart: Your eyes may give a peek into future stroke risk

Doctors may one day be able to peek into your future stroke risk by looking at a picture of your eyes. In a new study, patients with damaged blood

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SimpleScience@Heart: Playing college football linked with high blood pressure risk

College football players may need to play more defense – against high blood pressure. A small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that more than half

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SimpleScience@Heart: Women wish doctors would discuss sex after heart attack

Is sex OK after a heart attack? Yes. And women wish their doctors would say so. In a small study, researchers found that many women who’d recovered from a

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SimpleScience@Heart- Men: Breakfast is important for your heart

Here’s another reason for men to believe the old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day: New research shows that men who skip breakfast

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were

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SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens. A study

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SimpleScience@Heart: A tick’s spit leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting

There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there’s something about it that might help fight heart disease

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SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Stroke patients treated with