Cardiology

A child's eyes may be a window into later heart disease risk

Having optimal cardiovascular health as a child could predict the health of tiny blood vessels in the eye in adulthood—a finding that could serve as an early marker of heart disease, according to new research.

Cardiology

Years after pregnancy, heart risks track from mother to child

A mother can pass down a lot of physical traits to her child, such as her smile, eye color, or the shape of her nose. According to new research, she may also be passing along something not as obvious—a vulnerability for ...

Cardiology

Physical activity necessary to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle

Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of ...

Genetics

Height may be risk factor for varicose veins, study finds

The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues ...

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