Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

#anxiety-and-stress, #discrimination, #heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All

What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?

#cancer, #cereals, #crispr-dna, #genetic-engineering, #heart, #research, #sickle-cell-anemia, #tomatoes

Fetterman Discloses Extent of Heart Issues: ‘I Avoided Going to the Doctor.’

The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #fetterman-john-1969, #heart, #pennsylvania, #senate

After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects

The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.

#blood-clots, #defibrillators, #elections-senate, #fetterman-gisele-barreto, #fetterman-john-1969, #heart, #pacemakers, #pennsylvania, #stroke, #united-states-politics-and-government

Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding

Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.

#american-college-of-cardiology, #aspirin, #blood-pressure, #elderly, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

After a Midrace Heart Attack, Triathlon Champ Is Headed Back to the Start Line

Timothy O’Donnell nearly died from a heart attack at the Miami Challenge last year. Now it’s all about getting back to the Ironman World Championship in October.

#content-type-personal-profile, #exercise, #heart, #ironman-world-championship, #odonnell-tim-1980, #triathlon

Why Heart Disease in Women Is So Often Missed or Dismissed

New research shows that women may not realize their symptoms point to heart trouble, and that medical providers aren’t picking up on it either.

#heart, #research, #women-and-girls

Can Covid Lead to Impotence?

Some studies find higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men recovering from the illness. But other factors related to the pandemic, like heightened anxiety, may also be to blame.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #heart, #impotence, #long-covid, #penis, #sex, #your-feed-science

Enough About Climate Change. Air Pollution Is Killing Us Now.

The best reason to stop burning fossil fuels is that air pollution is a threat to our health.

#air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #public-health-service-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #united-states, #world-health-organization

How to Improve Heart Health After Covid

Evidence suggests that Covid survivors have substantially higher chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But experts say there are effective ways to minimize the risk.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #heart, #physical-therapy, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Does Moderate Drinking Protect Your Heart? A Genetic Study Offers a New Answer.

By studying the relationship between gene variants and alcohol consumption, scientists found no real cardiac benefit to drinking, even modestly.

#alcoholic-beverages, #genetics-and-heredity, #heart, #jama-network-open, #research, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

When My Heart Broke, My Father Used Google to Save Me

And soon after, I told both of my parents who I really am.

#heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lagos-nigeria, #love-emotion

Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Dies

David Bennett Sr. had received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a procedure that may yet offer hope to millions of Americans needing transplants.

#genetic-engineering, #heart, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland-medical-center, #your-feed-science

COVID raised heart risks 63% for a year after infection in study of 11M people

X-ray technicians take a chest X-ray of an unvaccinated COVID-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

Enlarge / X-ray technicians take a chest X-ray of an unvaccinated COVID-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

A bout of COVID-19 can take a hefty toll on the heart and blood vessels; people who recover from the infection have substantially higher risks of developing any of 20 serious cardiovascular disorders in the year following their recovery. Those disorders include heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), and blood clots in the lungs.

Cardiovascular risks increase with the severity of an infection—that is, people who need intensive care for COVID-19 face the highest cardiovascular risks. But, overall, the pandemic virus appears to be indiscriminate, wreaking havoc on cardiovascular systems and increasing risks in all groups of patients, from those with mild disease, to the young, to those without underlying conditions or pre-existing cardiovascular diseases.

That’s all according to an open-access study involving more than 11 million veterans published this week in Nature Medicine by researchers at the VA St. Louis Health Care System and Washington University in St. Louis.

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#arrhythmia, #atrial-fibrillation, #cardiovascular, #covid-19, #heart, #heart-attack, #infectious-disease, #long-covid, #myocarditis, #public-health, #science, #stroke

Was He Really Having a Heart Attack?

The doctor insisted he was — but he felt it couldn’t be true. One of them was right.

#alta-utah, #anxiety-and-stress, #heart, #skiing, #tests-medical

Jeremiah Stamler, Who Found Ways to Curb Heart Disease, Dies at 102

He was at the forefront of studies that found links between salt, diet and other risk factors and cardiovascular ailments.

#deaths-obituaries, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #house-committee-on-un-american-activities, #northwestern-university, #preventive-medicine, #research, #stamler-jeremiah-1919-2022

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.

#baltimore-md, #cloning, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #heart, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland-medical-center, #your-feed-science

‘People Need to Be Reminded About Flu’

With Covid surging again and vaccine fatigue rising, vaccination rates for influenza are troublingly low, especially among older Americans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #heart, #influenza, #parkinsons-disease, #schaffner-william, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-selfcare

Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy

Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #brain, #cholesterol, #emotions, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #stroke, #tai-chi, #yoga

The Health Toll of Poor Sleep

Finding that slumber sweet spot can be helpful for fending off a range of mental and bodily ills.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #heart, #parkinsons-disease, #sleep, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Your Heart and Diet: A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat

Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad” foods.

#american-heart-assn, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #fruit, #grain, #heart, #labeling-and-labels-product, #meat, #oils-and-fats, #salt, #vegetables

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

#age-chronological, #arteriosclerosis-and-atherosclerosis, #blood-pressure, #calcium, #cholesterol, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #doctors, #heart, #obesity, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart

Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #grief-emotion, #heart

What Is HIIT and How Does the Training Benefit Your Health?

What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #heart, #longevity, #muscles, #weight

C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccine for Younger Children

With the agency director’s sign-off, children ages 5 to 11 could begin to receive the shots this week.

#biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #heart, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Covid-19 and Children: How Often Do Vaccines Cause Heart Problems?

The latest data is reassuring. Myocarditis remains very uncommon, and it is almost always mild and temporary. The heart risk from Covid-19 itself is far greater.

#biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #heart, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #smoking-and-tobacco

Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?

It’s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.

#heart, #odonnell-rosie, #tests-medical

Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?

A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?

#blood-pressure, #heart, #oils-and-fats, #sugar

Why Does Medical Advice Often Change? Doctors Explain

Medical reversals about menopause hormones, knee surgery and vitamins over the years have left patients confused. But doctors say these pivots often are good medicine.

#aspirin, #cifu-adam-s, #content-type-service, #doctors, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #research, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force

Texas Nurse Is Found Guilty of Killing 4 Patients by Injecting Them With Air

William Davis — who worked at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas — could face the death penalty. The victims had undergone heart surgery.

#christopher-greenaway, #heart, #hospitals, #john-lafferty, #joseph-kalina, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ronald-clark, #serial-murders, #stroke, #texas, #william-davis-nurse

For Women in Their 40s, High Blood Pressure May Carry Special Risks

Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death.

#blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #diabetes, #heart, #hypertension, #men-and-boys, #smoking-and-tobacco, #women-and-girls

How Lifelong Cholesterol Levels Can Harm or Help Your Heart

The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack.

#blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #heart

Bill Clinton Is Hospitalized for Infection, Aide Says

An aide said that Mr. Clinton had a urological infection that had developed into sepsis, although it was not considered to be acute.

#antibiotics, #clinton-bill, #heart, #hospitals, #sepsis, #tests-medical

What You Need to Know About the Latest Aspirin Recommendations

New recommendations about aspirin, heart health and colon cancer have left many people confused. Here’s what you need to know.

#aspirin, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #content-type-service, #heart, #internal-sub-only, #preventive-medicine, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force

F.D.A. Issues Voluntary Guidelines in Effort to Reduce Sodium Consumption

The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don’t go far enough.

#blood-pressure, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #food-and-drug-administration, #heart, #restaurants, #salt, #your-feed-healthcare

Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.

#agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality, #american-college-of-cardiology, #american-heart-assn, #aspirin, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #doctors, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #your-feed-healthcare

How Cutting Out a Little Salt Can Have Benefits for Health and Blood Pressure

For many, reducing sodium in the diet even modestly can have an outsize impact on lowering blood pressure.

#blood-pressure, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #heart, #salt, #weight

Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.

#age-chronological, #aorta, #athletics-and-sports, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #heart, #marathon-running, #running

A New Vaccine Strategy for Children: Just One Dose, for Now

Myocarditis, a rare side effect, occurs mostly after the second dose. So in some countries, officials are trying out single doses for children.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #heart, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

Mind and body form a two-way street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #emotions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #smoking-and-tobacco, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss for a Longer Life

People typically lower their risks of heart disease and premature death far more by gaining fitness than by dropping weight.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart, #iscience-journal, #longevity, #obesity, #weight

Can a Low-Carb Diet Help Your Heart Health?

Overweight people who ate fewer carbohydrates and increased their fat intake had significant improvements in their cardiovascular disease risk factors.

#american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #carbohydrates, #cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #fiber-dietary, #food, #heart, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #weight

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Heart Rate

Drinking can elevate your pulse, which isn’t a concern for most healthy adults, though those with heart rhythm problems should use caution.

#alcoholic-beverages, #blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #stroke

How Many Daily Steps Should You Take to Live Longer?

Two studies suggest the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days.

#deaths-fatalities, #exercise, #heart, #longevity, #wearable-computing

Texas Abortion Law: Questions and Answers

The law prohibits abortions before many women even know they’re pregnant, and it will be hard to challenge in the courts.

#abortion, #black-people, #heart, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How Alcohol Can Cause Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Issues

A new study has found that even moderate drinking can increase the risk of A-fib, a heart rhythm abnormality that afflicts some 3 million Americans.

#alcoholic-beverages, #annals-of-internal-medicine, #heart, #research

Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds

The research did not assess the risks specifically for young males, who are the most likely to develop the rare side effect.

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #pfizer-inc, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

He Was Coughing Up Blood. But His Lungs Looked O.K.

The obvious place to look isn’t always the right place.

#heart, #lungs, #muscles, #tests-medical

A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

About three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with A-fib, a heart-rhythm abnormality that’s on the rise. Here’s how to recognize the signs and treat it.

#content-type-service, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical