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Category Archives: Heart Diseases

‘Heart-in-a-dish’ to study the effects of coronavirus – Cambridge Network

Posted: June 21, 2020 at 5:47 am

British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded researchers are using stem cell heart-in-a-dish technology - originally created to explore potential treatments for heart failure - to help understand how and why coronavirus (Covid-19) impacts the heart. Dr Sanjay Sinha and his team at University of Cambridge will use their expertise in growing 2D and 3D heart tissue in the laboratory from human stem cells, to study how the coronavirus attaches to heart muscle cells and how it affects their ability to contract and relax Continue reading

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7 benefits of walking and how it can improve your health – Insider – INSIDER

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Walking is a form of exercise that can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Not only can it extend your life and prevent disease, but it can also boost your energy and mood. In addition, studies show that if you walk regularly and quickly enough, it could be the only aerobic exercise you need to keep your heart and lungs healthy Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Your Gut Is Key To Stronger Immunity – The Star Online

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The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, bringing about an unprecedented new world order. We are all plagued by uncertainty, knowing that things will never be the same as they were before. Continue reading

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Britain beyond lockdown: could the country be healthier? – The Guardian

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In a near-deserted plaza near Birminghams Bull Ring shopping centre, local artist Diane Wiltshire considers the imminent return of traffic and pollution after lockdown with a feeling close to dread. Wiltshire suffers chemical sensitivity severe intolerance to pollutants, which give her breathing problems, affect her eyesight and disrupt her digestion. Doctors and immunologists are divided about the causes of her condition, but that makes little difference to the trauma felt by the 42-year-old as the old economy starts to rev up again Continue reading

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‘Tai chi-ing’ away depression caused by heart disease – The Star Online

Posted: June 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

Heart disease patients might be able to relieve symptoms of depression with sessions of tai chi, according to new American research. Carried out by researchers at the University of Arizona, the new study analysed the findings of 15 clinical trials that included a total of 1,853 patients, to investigate the effect of tai chi on psychological well-being in adults with coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure) and stroke. The findings showed that practicing tai chi was linked with lower levels of psychological distress and depression, and a boost in both mood and quality of life, including mental health quality of life (e.g. Continue reading

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Influenza Vaccination as a Novel Means of Preventing Coronary Heart Disease: Effectiveness in Older Adults – DocWire News

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Atherosclerosis can have various etiologies, including several newly recognized immunoinflammatory mechanisms. Continue reading

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Heart attack: Four signs in your face could reveal your risk of the deadly condition – Express

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Heart attacks are mostly caused by coronary heart disease (CHD), a condition whereby coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty deposits called atheroma. As the British Heart Foundation explains, if a piece of atheroma breaks off, a blood clot forms around this to try and repair the damage to the artery wall. Continue reading

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Heart disease and stroke research awarded $4.7m funding – UNSW Newsroom

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Researchers from UNSW Sydney have been awarded more than $4.7 million in funding for three heart disease and stroke research projects. Continue reading

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Blocking Brain Signals Detected in the Kidney Could Help Unlock Future Treatments for Kidney Failure, Heart Disease, and Stroke – Newswise

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Newswise Scientists have discovered an important cell signalling pathway in the kidney which if stopped, could hold the key to treating chronic kidney disease as well as other deadly conditions, including heart attack and stroke. The pathway was already known to exist in the brain, where it helps to maintain the bodys energy balance, but this is the first time it has been found in the kidney. The pioneering research led by the University of Bristol, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS) the official journal of theUnited States National Academy of Sciences identified a substance called Neuropeptide Y (Npy), present in high levels in the brain, in the filtering unit of the kidney. Continue reading

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How to live longer: The tea proven to prevent heart disease and boost life expectancy – Express

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Long life expectancy could be achieved by drinking white tea. White tea is made from the same plant as black, green and oolong teas, but unlike these teas, the youngest growth on the tea bush is picked for white tea. Leaves and buds are picked just before they are fully open, when theyre covered in fine white hairs, which is where white tea gets its name from Continue reading

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