Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent February 20, 2019 If the last time you dropped to the floor and counted off a quick round of push-ups was in your high school gym class, you might want to read this sitting down.Data suggest that, at least for men, the ability to do push-ups in large quantities is correlated with good cardiovascular health, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and published in JAMA Network Open, a journal of the American Medical Association. Men in the study who could complete more than 40 push-ups had 96 percent fewer issues related to cardiovascular disease, compared with those who finished fewer than 10. Advertisement If 40 sounds more like your lifetime allotment of push-ups than a single session, don’t despair. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news … [Read more...] about Doing more push-ups is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, Harvard study suggests
IBM Watson Health on Wednesday announced it's expanding its partnership with the Broad Institute, the research center led by MIT and Harvard, to attempt to build algorithmic models that can help clinicians predict cardiovascular disease. By combining genomic data with clinical data (including existing health records and patients' biomarkers), the project should lead to more robust polygenic scoring, otherwise known as genetic risk scoring. Over an initial span of three years, researchers will work on building algorithms to identify specific health conditions like cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation. They'll develop tools that can integrate various kinds of data for modeling, as well as the capability to apply models to patients from different health systems. Lastly, they'll need to ensure the insights gained can be adequately explained to doctors and patients. The project's insights and tools will be shared with the greater research community, IBM said. IBM and the Broad … [Read more...] about IBM and Broad Institute launch project to predict cardiovascular disease
Feb 05, 7:20 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Juliana Rose Pignataro @julie_pignataro 10/19/16 AT 12:19 PM Brushing your teeth with a special plaque reducing toothpaste could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found. Researchers set out to determine if Plaque HD toothpaste would significantly reduce levels of the inflammation that causes heart disease in the study published in the American Journal of Medicine.A team at Florida Atlantic University compared 61 healthy people aged 19 to 44 after they used either Plaque HD or a placebo toothpaste for 60 days. They then measured their levels of plaque and the protein present in inflammation and heart disease. Researchers found a convincing drop in both. Plaque was reduced by 49 percent as compared to only 24 percent when placebo toothpaste was used. Inflammatory proteins were reduced by 29 percent with Plaque HD, while those who used a … [Read more...] about Heart Attack Risk: Can Brushing Your Teeth With New Toothpaste Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only high blood pressure leaves 24 million, or 9 percent of adults, who have other forms of disease such as heart failure or clogged arteries.Measuring the burden of diseases shows areas that need to improve, the heart association's chief science and medical officer, Dr. Mariell Jessup, said in a statement.RELATED: Are you having a heart attack? 7 PHOTOS Silent signs of a heart attack See Gallery Silent signs of a heart attack Fatigue Dr. Stacey E. Rosen, MD, a Go Red For Women cardiologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System, says this is one of the most common symptoms she sees (especially in women heart attack patients). … [Read more...] about Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or cardiovascular disease
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 31, 2019 at 5:58 am | UPDATED: January 31, 2019 at 6:16 am run as the Caped Crusader looks set to end, soon…What do you get when billions of tons of ice melt? A big cavity growing under a section of Antarctica…Look at yourself and the person next to you. A new study says nearly half of all American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease…The FBI wonders what’s up with a secret tunnel that was found and leading toward a bank in…Yes, in Florida. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Off Topic: ‘Batman’, Antarctica, cardiovascular disease, Florida tunnel