3-D printing the human heart

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has published a paper in Science that details a new technique allowing anyone to 3-D bioprint tissue scaffolds out of collagen, the major structural protein in the human body. This first-of-its-kind method brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to Continue Reading

High-intensity statin prescriptions after heart attacks vary by geographic region

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Cardiovascular Disease and School of Public Health have published new research that suggests geographic region is the strongest correlate of high-intensity statin use after a heart attack, leading to large treatment disparities. According to the study, published in JAMA Cardiology, Continue Reading

Pupil dilation and heart rate, analyzed by AI, may help spot autism early

Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders often aren’t diagnosed until a child is a few years of age, when behavioral interventions and speech/occupational therapy become less effective. But new research this week in PNAS suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures—spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate— could enable much earlier Continue Reading

Warning from the American Heart Association: Breast cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemo, can cause heart failure

Sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment, the saying goes, and a new warning from the American Heart Association is shedding light on the quandary many women face when weighing breast cancer treatment against the potential side effects. According to the group, some of the most popular breast cancer Continue Reading

Sea buckthorn protects your heart, offers antioxidant health benefits

As with most herbs, the sea buckthorn has a variety of beneficial properties that are excellent healing aids. One study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, explored the medicinal value of this herb, particularly its essential oil, and found that it has strong antioxidant properties that may protect the heart from cardiovascular Continue Reading

Hidden poisons in your mouth cause cancer, arthritis, heart disease and more – Discover the most powerful ways to improve your oral health

Everyone knows that having healthy teeth and gums equal to a bright smile, but is that all there is to it? Turns out, it’s just the start. Having exceptional oral health means having more than just a beautiful smile — it’s directly linked to our overall health. The same principle works Continue Reading