Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wearing a mask while exercising is safe for most, study finds

A small study suggests there's no harm in masking up during exercise for most people. "What we found was, that it is safe to run at peak exercise in both an N95 mask and a cloth face mask," said lead author Matthew Kampert, ...

Cardiology

The underestimated risk of mitral regurgitation

Mitral regurgitation is a disease in which the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle starts to leak, so that blood refluxes with each heartbeat. Typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation are increasing fatigue, ...

Cardiology

Flipping a molecular switch for heart fibrosis

A healthy heart is a pliable, ever-moving organ. But under stress—from injury, cardiovascular disease, or aging—the heart thickens and stiffens in a process known as fibrosis, which involves diffuse scar-like tissue. ...

Cardiology

NHS Health Checks are not helping people who need them most

According to a seven year study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, involving more than 3 million people, only 8% of those at greater risk of heart disease who would benefit from taking statins, were prescribed ...

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