Tag Archives: Heart

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis… Read More »

Electronic Nanomesh Gently Hugs Beating Heart Cells

Unlike with most other cells, studying the heart’s beating cardiomyocytes is prone to difficulty because attaching rigid sensors to moving cells hinders the movement of those cells. A collaboration of Japanese scientists at University of Tokyo, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and RIKEN research institute have developed an extremely soft and flexible electronic mesh that can be intimately integrated… Read More »

Your Sweaty Workout Can Help Your Heart Just as Much as Meds Can

Getty ImagesHalfpoint Images Exercise just might be your next heart-healthy prescription: Sweaty workouts may be able to lower your high blood pressure just as much as prescription meds can, new research just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests. Researchers collected data from 194 clinical trials that focused on medications designed to lower… Read More »