Cardiology

Cardiovascular disease risk boosted by stress

The risk of cardiovascular disease rises with an increasing burden of perceived stress, financial problems and adverse life events, a major international study with University of Gothenburg researchers as main authors shows. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The placenta: The smoking gun in cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Although the development of these disorders is most commonly associated with lifestyle factors like obesity, increasing evidence suggests that events much ...

Medications

Should you take aspirin to prevent heart attacks?

If you take a daily aspirin to help decrease your chance of a heart attack or stroke, you should check in with your health care provider. A new report indicates the over-the-counter drug may do more harm than good for some ...

Cardiology

Low-carb diet shown to improve cardiometabolic risk profile

Low-carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes control. However, for most of the past 50 years, medical and public health experts have instead embraced low-fat diets, concerned about the health effects of ...

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