Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: Caffeine may perk up your blood vessels

Caffeine could help your small blood vessels work better. In a recent study of 27 healthy people 22-30 years old, those who drank 5 ounces of caffeinated coffee had better blood flow in their fingers over the next hour compared …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Bedtime aspirin may reduce risk of morning heart attack

Taking aspirin at bedtime instead of in the morning might reduce acute heart events, according a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Low-dose daily

SimpleScience@Heart: Sudden cardiac arrest not always so sudden

Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden. In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, more than half of 567 men who experienced

SimpleScience@Heart: Kids less fit today than those in 1970s

Your kids may not be as fit as you when you were their age. Cardiovascular endurance has significantly declined in children 9-17 years old compared with kids the same

SimpleScience@Heart: Hearty magic act: Disappearing stent keeps arteries open three years

Propping open clogged heart arteries with a “disappearing stent” has worked well for three years in the first people implanted with the unique device, according to research presented

SimpleScience@Heart: Text reminders helped people take their heart medicines regularly

Getting reminder texts helped people take their heart medicines more regularly, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. In a small study, heart disease

SimpleScience@Heart: Virtual therapy may help stroke survivors recover

Virtual reality may one day help people recover from stroke. In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, researchers tested a new brain-computer interface on

SimpleScience@Heart: One minute CPR video helps people gain life-saving skill

Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific