Tag Archives: heart

Transparent Skinned New Species of Frog From Neotropics Carries its Heart on its Skin

In the Neotropics, frogs with transparent skin are known and now researchers have discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, that fully expose its heart with the transparent skin all over its chest and tummy. The new amphibian is described by a team of scientists led by Dr. Juan M. Guayasamin, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, in the open access ...

Read More »

High BP Leads to Damage of Nerves Connected to Brain, Leads to Complications: Study

A new study has sent some warning signals to those with high BP or hypertension as it leads to nerves damage of tracts connected to brain. It leads to difficulties in cognitive abilities, decision-making and the ability to control emotions, said researchers. "We already have clear ways to explore the damage high blood pressure can cause to the kidneys, eyes, ...

Read More »

Cow’s heart valve saves 81 year old woman; All eyes on her survival time

In a remarkable medical success story, an 81-year-old woman from Hyderabad rekindled her life by getting a valve donation from a cow while undergoing a valve replacement surgery. The woman was experiencing thinning of the aortic valve in her heart and required the valve replacement surgery that was conducted at Frontier Lifeline Hospitals in Chennai, last Saturday. She had been ...

Read More »

February Month of Heart: Tomatoes to Nuts, Six Top Heart-Friendly Foods You Must Have

American Heart Month is being observed in the moth of February to highlight heartcare, which is primary concern for millions of Americans and people all over the world. At least one in four deaths are caused by heart disease but changing the life style is main mantra to prevent heart diseases, making awareness among people the most effective measure to ...

Read More »

Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to discover and they are halfway through recently identifying the protein that causes the craving for alcohol called RGS6 (regulator of G protein that sends signals). The gene RGS6 also acts ...

Read More »

Beetroot juice before exercise boosts heart function in patients: study

A significant study conducted on heart patients before starting their exercise showed that giving them beetroot juice has significantly improved their exercise function, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study conducted by Wake Forest University team monitored a small group of COPD patients who were given beetroot juice and compared them with another group given a ...

Read More »

Fitness of Heart, Lungs Improve Memory Levels in Older Adults: Study

When your heart and lungs are functioning well, known as cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), then your memory too improves, especially among older adults, shows a study revealing newly-found relationship between the two though it is unclear about the impact on long-term memory. In a study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center showed that CRF has been directly related to ...

Read More »

Health Byte: Pomegranate Seeds Top List; 6 Other Seeds for Great Health Benefits

Since the age of the Egyptian civilization to present, for thousands of years, pomegranates have remained on the top of the seeds used by all cultures and they were even found in Egyptian tombs, eaten by Babylonian soldiers before going for a battle and a standard item in the Persian wedding and other ceremonies. Pomegranates, nature’s “sweet tarts” and juicy, ...

Read More »

Poor Eating Habits May Affect Heart When Aged

Though it was known in general, a new study has proved that poor eating habits can affect your heart for a long time and the effects can persist long after dietary habits are improved as such habits alter the way genes express themselves, including genes related to immunity. This change in gene expression (epigenetics) ultimately keeps the risk of cardiovascular disorders ...

Read More »

Hello Ladies! Have fruits for super heart

Washington, March 29 : Reinforcing the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life, researchers have found that women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop heart diseases. These women are less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these ...

Read More »