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Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

The researchers discovered that moderate- as well as high-levels of physical activity were associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and death from...

Heart-related deaths spike at christmas

Image Credit: Flickr/Sharon Sinclair Heart-related deaths spike during Christmas, but the effect may have nothing to do with the cold winter season, according to new...

Heart attack risk doubled for people with less education

Australians who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university...

China facing epidemic of heart disease, stroke

Credit:Flickr/rietje Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesityA 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred...

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the main cause of death in...

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer...

Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction

Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients...

Stroke largely preventable, global study shows

Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, says...

Women with migraines have higher risk of cardiovascular disease, mortality

Women diagnosed with migraines have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, and are somewhat more likely...

Shift work unwinds body clocks, leading to more severe strokes

Statistics show that some 15 million Americans don't work the typical nine-to-five. These employees (or shift workers), who punch in for graveyard or rotating...

New study uncovers mechanisms underlying how diabetes damages the heart

Cardiac complications are the number one cause of death among diabetics. Now a team of scientists has uncovered a molecular mechanism involved in a...

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