HEPA filters reduce cardiovascular health risks associated with air pollution
Using inexpensive air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution, according to researchers from Canada, who studied healthy adultsliving in a small community in British ...
Grapefruit biomolecules may herald new treatment for heart disease
New research published in the Biochemical Journal has identified molecules occurring naturally in fruit that may play an important role in the future treatment of heart disease.
Beijing air pollution soars with fireworks smoke
(AP) -- Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings soaring in the more sensitive measurement system Beijing started using a little more than a week ago, reports said Sunday.
Researchers using excimer laser angioplasty to blast arterial blockages in heart and kidneys
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using an excimer laser to widen narrowed or obstructed blood vessels in hard-to-reach areas of heart and kidney arteries may be feasible and safe, according to a study by a team of researchers from the Virginia ...
Runners a marathon a net benefit for the body, experts say
Historians say the first marathon runner was Philippides, who, in 490 B.C., ran 24.85 miles from the battlefield at Marathon with news of the Athenian army's victory over the Persians. He reached Athens, cried out, "Rejoice, ...
Fit teenage boys are smarter, but muscle strength isn't the secret
In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of the University of Southern California and colleagues in Sweden find that better ...
Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women
Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Watching out for hidden sodium
It is well documented that, over time, a diet high in sodium can lead to many ill health effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. A high-sodium diet can also negate the effects of diuretics, an important ...
Reliably higher levels of healthy compound in Beneforte broccoli
Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound.
Long-term physical activity has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level
Intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against aging of the cardiovascular system, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries
Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side -- particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor.
SLU toxicologist warning to parents: Look for signs of K2
In the last month, Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University, has seen nearly 30 cases involving teenagers who were experiencing hallucinations, severe agitation, elevated heart rate and blood ...
To work your brain, work your body
The problem: I lost my car keys. What kind of training will make my brain work better?
Emergency detection systems for senior citizens
Elderly people living alone have a dangerous life: after a fall, they often spend hours lying on the floor before their situation comes to anyone's attention and a doctor is contacted. A new system automatically ...