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The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
As she digested the news that her breast cancer had not only come back, but had spread to her bones, Nicola Neame’s ‘overriding concern’ was to get the disease under control.

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?

MedicineNet (US) - 21/10/2017
Title: Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'

CNN (US) - 21/10/2017
The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise.

'Heartbreaking' surrogacy laws leave 6mo twins in legal limbo

ABC Australia - 20/10/2017
Six-month-old twins Adeline and Savannah were born through commercial surrogacy in the United States, meaning they are legally parentless in Australia.

Texas woman literally had a broken heart when her dog died

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/10/2017
Joanie Simpson, 62, of Texas, lost her Yorkshire terrier in May 2016. The devastation she experienced as a result nearly killed her. Pictured is a scan of Simpson's broken heart.

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better

MedicineNet (US) - 20/10/2017
Title: Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat BetterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

News Medical (Australia) - 20/10/2017
Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

How genes and environment interact to raise risk of congenital heart defects

Science Daily (US) - 19/10/2017
Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which maternal diabetes disrupts normal heart development in genetically susceptible individuals remain unclear. In a new study, researchers describe a gene-environment interaction resulting in congenital heart defects in both mouse and fly model systems.

Yoga and jogging could HALVE risk of heart disease

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/10/2017
Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India studied how the combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the heart. They found it improves life expectancy in adults.

Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors

Science Daily (US) - 19/10/2017
Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to new research.

Heart disease patients could benefit from practicing both yoga and aerobic exercise

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference October 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.

Heart attack patients more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
Patients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference October 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk

MedicineNet (US) - 19/10/2017
Title: Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

Brain function does not die immediately after the heart stops finds study

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
According to new research, people can be aware that they are dead after their heart has stopped beating.

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
Patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.

Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failure

Science Daily (US) - 18/10/2017
A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body.

Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 benefit from heart surgery, study finds

Science Daily (US) - 18/10/2017
Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual disabilities, according to a new study.

Researchers working towards developing computer model for predicting heart health

News Medical (Australia) - 18/10/2017
Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries.

You would not ask a firefighter to perform open-heart surgery: Understanding 'collective intelligence'

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
The concept of 'collective intelligence' is simple -- it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the scope or focus of the work. While it sounds good in theory, it doesn't work that way in reality, according to a researcher.