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Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults
Air pollution was associated with blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults. (Medical News Today)

World's largest study shows effects of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure
Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study to investigate the effects of both air pollution and traffic noise by... (Medical News Today)

New guideline on calcium and vitamin D supplementation
A new evidence-based clinical guideline from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) says that calcium with or without vitamin D intake... (Medical News Today)

Taking meds after heart procedures may boost trouble-free survival rate
Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. (Medical News Today)

Mortality and cardiovascular disease: You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to reduce the many risk factors
Researchers, it is hoped, will one day find a miracle cure for all kinds of diseases. (Medical News Today)

Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting
Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Digestive byproduct may predict greater risk of death among PAD patients
Patients with high blood levels of a digestive byproduct and narrowing of the arteries away from the heart (peripheral artery disease or PAD) were significantly more likely to die within five years... (Medical News Today)

Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body
For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes. (Medical News Today)

Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss
Regular exercise has been found to improve overall thinking skills and cardiovascular capacity in people with vascular cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association provides guidance on how to manage the drug interactions of cholesterol-lowering medications called statins with other select heart... (Medical News Today)

Older hearts benefit from exercise that is frequent and varied but not intense
Heart study finds frequent and varied exercise is linked to lower risk of premature death in older people, but intense exercise is linked to higher risk. (Medical News Today)

Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke
People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants... (Medical News Today)

Contaminated devices putting open-heart surgery patients at risk
CDC encourages hospitals to take action, advises patients to seek care if ill. (Medical News Today)

Caffeine did not induce arrhythmia in trial with heart failure patients
A trial where heart failure patients ingested 500 mg caffeine over 5 hours found no raised risk of arrhythmic episodes, even during treadmill stress test. (Medical News Today)

New formulation of ibuprofen may be superior for pain relief than the current version
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that formulating ibuprofen with arginine might be the key to negating the cardiovascular side effects of the drug. (Medical News Today)

Avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors
An avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors, reveals research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016 by Jintana Tongpeth, a PhD student at the School of... (Medical News Today)

20% of emergency department visits preventable of which half are cardiovascular disease
Twenty percent of emergency department (ED) visits are preventable, of which half are for cardiovascular disease, reveals research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016. (Medical News Today)

Ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients
An ultraviolet air steriliser reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016. (Medical News Today)

Study finds variable accuracy of wrist-worn heart rate monitors
In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Marc Gillinov, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues assessed the accuracy of 4 popular wrist-worn heart rate monitors under conditions of... (Medical News Today)

Much of the social inequality in heart disease risk among UK women is due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity
Women with lower levels of education and living in more deprived areas of the UK are at greater risk of coronary heart disease, and this is largely due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity... (Medical News Today)

Surgical procedure to fix aortic aneurysm associated with increased long-term mortality risk
A minimally-invasive procedure to fix a life-threatening condition may be associated with an increase in long-term complications, compared to an alternative procedure. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal irregular heart rate
Method cheap and accessible; in two thirds of cases detected, there were no symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Calcium supplements may damage the heart
Experts recommend caution before taking calcium supplements.After analyzing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people in a federally funded heart disease study, researchers at Johns... (Medical News Today)

Sudden blood pressure drops associated with long-term dementia risk
Orthostatic hypotension - low blood pressure when suddenly standing up - is associated with a 15 percent increase in a person's long-term risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according... (Medical News Today)

Maternal chronic disease linked to higher rates of congenital heart disease in babies
Pregnant women with congenital heart defects or type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with severe congenital heart disease and should be monitored closely in the prenatal... (Medical News Today)

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