unnamed file

Evolutionary quirk: Humans are defined by ‘singular vulnerability’ to heart attacks

There are many things that set us humans apart from other species: large brains, bipedalism, a predilection for puns. But ...
istock

Long-term antidepressant use linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death

More Americans are taking antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft for extended periods of time: One-quarter of people on the ...
cmah heart

2 million years ago, we lost this gene. That may be why humans are so prone to heart attacks

One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although ...
patches could help repair damaged hearts

Lab-grown patch could be the solution for repairing damaged heart tissue

Restoring damaged heart tissue has proved difficult if not impossible, but a research team from Imperial College London has a ...
4-23-2019 ptsd in the military risk factors causes signs prevalence prevention and treatment x

PTSD and other psychological traumas may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

People coping with psychological trauma have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study finds. Researchers used national ...