‘Closed Heart Surgery’: Scientists Jump-start The Heart By Gene Transfer

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Human heart.

Scientists from the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota show in a research report published online in the FASEB Journal that gene therapy may be used to improve an ailing heart’s ability to contract properly. In addition to showing gene therapy’s potential for reversing the course of heart failure, it also offers a tantalizing glimpse of a day when “closed heart surgery” via gene therapy is as commonly prescribed as today’s cocktail of drugs.

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How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems

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Doctors have known for decades that foods like white bread and corn flakes aren’t good for cardiac health.

Doctors have known for decades that too much carbohydrate-laden foods like white bread and corn flakes can be detrimental to cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from Tel Aviv University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase the risk for heart problems.

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Clock-shifts Affect Risk Of Heart Attack

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 Get that extra hour of sleep! But dont have a heart attack!

Adjusting the clocks to summer time on the last Sunday in March increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week. In return, putting the clocks back in the autumn reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent. This according to a new Swedish study

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