Oxytocin, a hormone connected with bonding and love, could help to heal damage following a heart attack. Researchers found oxytocin stimulates stem cells from the heart's outer layer and migrates into the middle layer where it develops into muscle cells that generate heart contractions. This could be used to promote the regeneration of heart cells following a heart attack.
Study reveals cocoa powder reduces blood pressure and arterial stiffness, only when levels of both are elevated.
Those who sit for six or more hours a day are at a substantially increased risk for heart disease and early death.
Takotsubo syndrome, a sudden form of acute heart failure often brought on by emotional or physical stress, is associated with changes in brain regions associated with emotion and emotional processing.
The vascular age of male athletes who participate in endurance exercise is 10 years older than their chronological age. Female athletes showed no overall difference between vascular and chronological age.
Researchers identify problem areas they face in studying the effects of cannabis on the brain and heart function.
A progressive exercise training program may help mitigate some of the psychological and physiological effects of adverse childhood experiences in otherwise healthy young women.
A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Contrary to popular belief, moderate coffee consumption does not increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias or other heart health problems. Researchers found daily coffee consumption was associated with a 3% lower risk of certain cardiac conditions. Findings add to the growing body of evidence that coffee consumption can help reduce the risk of several health problems including Parkinson's disease and some cancers.
The neighborhood you live in could have an impact on your brain and cardiovascular health, a new study reports.
A daily five-minute workout dubbed "strength training for your breathing muscles" lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of cardiovascular health more than aerobic exercise or medications designed to reduce blood pressure.