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Coronavirus heart threat: 10-to-30 percent of those hospitalized end up with ‘molecular damage’

More than six months into the global pandemic, studies have shown that COVID-19 can not only exacerbate existing heart problems, ...
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Our heartbeat shapes how we process fear and perceive the world

As the heart, lungs, gut and other organs transmit information to the brain, they affect how we perceive and interact ...
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Seeking a better understanding of how space travel changes human heart cells

A team of researchers led by Joseph Wu, the director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, recently sent cardiomyocytes made from human ...
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Microbiome manipulation could improve our heart health, but it’s not a ‘magic solution’

“Is the fountain of youth in the gut microbiome?” This provocative question popped up a few months back, not in ...
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The obesity paradox: Why being fit may be more important than losing weight

Instead of focusing purely on weight, a better approach is one that also considers a person's physical fitness when assessing ...
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Understanding the Obesity Paradox: Why being overweight may be less concerning than being unfit

Instead of focussing purely on weight, an approach that also considers physical fitness provides the greatest potential to promote health ...