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Cardiovascular disease is Europe’s biggest killer according to new analysis

Study highlights major disparities in death rates across continent Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Europe accounting for nearly half (45 per cent) of all deaths, according to new a study1 funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Despite deaths from cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke, falling in most [...]

Hepatitis C infection may fuel heart risk

Results suggest need for vigilant monitoring in those infected with the liver-damaging virus People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new Johns Hopkins study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble. The findings, described online July 27 in The Journal of Infectious [...]

Cheaper, faster, more accurate test to identify gene defects in heart patients

Stanford researchers design cheaper, faster, more accurate test to identify gene defects in heart patients For the subset of heart patients whose illness isn’t caused by a lifetime of cigarettes, trans fats or high glycemic foods, a new genetic test developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine may be able to accurately pinpoint the [...]

Leicester scientists to unlock the secrets of the biological clock

Scientists in Leicester are tackling two of the most critical questions to ageing – why do some people stay healthy in older age while others succumb to chronic disease, and what can we do about it? The pioneering work is led by Sir Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiology at the University [...]

Fatherhood makes men fat

Men gain weight after first child, raising risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes ‘Fatherhood effect’ is average weight gain of 3.5 to 4.5 pounds Non-fathers lose weight during same time period Key time for pediatricians to counsel fathers, who often don’t have their own doctors All those leftover pizza crusts you snatch from your kids’ [...]