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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: Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers

When Sesame Street characters talk about heart health, your kids may listen — and learn. After five months of lessons from Sesame Street characters, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia improved

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