Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered a rare bone, called the os cordis, in chimpanzees with a common heart condition. The implications of this finding could extend to humans, who share a close genetic relationship to chimps. Continue reading Some Chimpanzees Have a Bone in Their Heart—and Some Humans Might, Too
If your love of ribeye knows no bounds, perhaps you’d be interested in the carnivore diet. The rules are simple—eat only meat—and the purported benefits seem boundless. More energy. Less body fat. You can even cure your Lyme disease, depression, and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading Please do not try to survive on an all-meat diet
It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat certain types of heart conditions. A study out this week shows how a protein called cardiotrophin 1 might in fact do this: have the same positive effects on the heart, minus the actual exersise part.
Increased intake of salt can cause kidney, heart and brain problem, but could you have ever guessed, that too much salt can be harmful to your liver? It doesn’t directly affect the liver, but can cause some of the problems which will, later on, harm your liver.
Cardiovascular disease can take many forms and numerous causes have been identified. Most of these have been associated with genetics and behavior. Yet there may be one other reason for heart troubles although it may seem highly unlikely.
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said.
Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition, a new case report suggests.