Stroke and Cognition

Managing risk factors for common heart condition
February 22, 2024
A large-scale review provides an update on the recent advances in understanding and managing risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF).
Muscle as a heart-health predictor
February 22, 2024
Study shows greater muscle area in men leads increased risk of heart disease; it's different for muscle density.
Common hair loss and prostate drug may also cut heart disease risk in men and mice
February 21, 2024
The drug finasteride, also known as Propecia or Proscar, treats male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of men worldwide. But a new study suggests the drug may also provide a surprising and life-saving benefit: lowering cholesterol and cutting the overall risk of cardiovascular disea...
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Eating too much protein is bad for your arteries, and this amino acid is to blame
February 19, 2024
Consuming over 22% of dietary calories from protein can lead to increased activation of immune cells that play a role in atherosclerotic plaque formation and drive the disease risk, new study showed.
Link between high levels of niacin — a common B vitamin — and heart disease, study suggests
February 19, 2024
Researchers have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circul...
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Heart attack significantly increases risk of other health conditions
February 16, 2024
Having a heart attack significantly increases the risk of developing other serious long-term health conditions, a major new study shows. Researchers analyzed more than 145 million records covering every adult patient admitted to hospital in England over a nine-year period to establish the risk of lo...
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Targeting the microenvironment rather than a specific cell type could be the key to healing injured hearts
February 15, 2024
A groundbreaking scientific study has unveiled a remarkable discovery that may have far-reaching implications for the treatment of heart disease. The implications are immense offering glimpses of a future where heart disease may no longer be an irreversible condition but a challenge that can be over...
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Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention
February 14, 2024
Women who have both migraines and a long-term history of hot flashes and/or night sweats have a slightly higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and young women who have migraines have a higher risk of later persistent menopause symptoms, according to two new papers based on a data from a long-term...
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Immune genes are altered in Alzheimer's patients' blood
February 9, 2024
A new study has found the immune system in the blood of Alzheimer's patients is epigenetically altered. That means the patients' behavior or environment has caused changes that affect the way their genes work. Many of these altered immune genes are the same ones that increase an individual's risk fo...
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Study finds new treatment to reverse inflammation and arterial blockages in rheumatoid arthritis
February 5, 2024
Researchers have found that the molecule RvT4 enhances the body's natural defenses against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.