4 serious but lesser-known dangers of high blood pressure
When you think of high blood pressure, what comes to mind? For most people, answers might include heart disease, stroke, heart attack, or maybe even an aneurysm. They would be right. But they’d also be missing something. That’s because not all of the dangers of out of control blood pressure are so well known.
How a nutritional deficiency can starve your heart following surgery
Heart surgery is a dangerous procedure. And the recovery is certainly no walk in the park. Even though your doctor may keep a close check on you, there’s one area that recent researchers have found a big gaping hole. Some people are developing malnutrition related to their surgery and that leads not only to complications but poor recovery.
Starving cancer through the cell’s ‘powerhouse’
Cancer can be tough to beat, which is why researchers continue to explore new avenues for fighting the deadly disease. One team has identified a new target that can potentially stop cancer cells from growing and spreading by targeting them from within — and starving them of the energy they need to do their dirty work.
What a flight of steps can tell you about your heart
A checkup on your heart may look something like this: an echocardiogram to check your valves, an MRI to look for scar tissue, and an EKG to predict incoming heart attack development. As great as these methods are, they do have drawbacks. But this simple at-home method can check your heart status in between checkups… In […]
2 key biological elements of aging in humans reversed in scientific first
Until someone finds a “fountain of youth,” aging will continue to take a toll on all of us. There are ways to slow the aging process through diet and exercise, but no way to reverse it — until now. For the first time, and in humans — not mice, researchers were able to reverse two key biological elements of aging…