Couples share heart disease risk factors and behaviors

Risk factors for heart health, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and minimal physical activity, may seem personal, but for people who are married or in a domestic partnership, the behavior patterns of one person may be strongly linked to the patterns of the other.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease health-medicine healthy-diets heart-health

Team pins down what fuels your heart beats

"Now that we have a clear picture of how the heart fuels itself, we can set our sights on devising ways to improve heart metabolism in heart failure."

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease health-and-medicine hearts

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

A Harvard Chan School study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease inflammation health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health hypertension happiness laura-kubzansky optimistic-attitude

Team ties chronic itch to sleep loss and potential heart disease

A new study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and elevated levels of a blood protein often used to predict heart disease, researchers say.

Sheree Monet Wisdom-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease skin sleep health-and-medicine itch

Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: heart-disease diabetes autism

80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease addiction cancer smoking surveys nicotine health-and-medicine cigarettes

Coronavirus is hundreds of times more deadly for people over 60 than people under 40

Using random testing, researchers in Indiana were able to calculate death rates by age, race, and sex and found sharp increases in risk of death among older and non-white state residents.

Nir Menachemi, Professor of Health Policy and Management, IUPUI • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease health diabetes covid-19 coronavirus risk sars-cov-2 viruses indiana health-risks death-rate risk-of-death

MIS-C is a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19 – here's what we know about it

Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.

Ritu Banerjee, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine children covid-19 coronavirus heart pandemic lungs childrens-health kawasaki-disease pediatric-care

What we know about MIS-C, a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19

Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.

Ritu Banerjee, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine children covid-19 coronavirus heart pandemic lungs childrens-health kawasaki-disease pediatric-care

If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  heart-disease  covid-19  physical-activity  exercise  sleep  insomnia  sitting  sedentary-behavior

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