IVF using frozen embryos may be linked with higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

IVF using frozen embryos may be linked with higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

In vitro fertilization (IVF) using frozen embryos may be associated with a 74% higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. In comparison, the study found that pregnancies from fresh embryo transfers – transferring the fertilized egg immediately after in vitro fertilization (IVF) … Read more

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night's sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long been linked to immune function, but researchers discovered that getting enough of it influenced the … Read more

Study reveals who is at higher risk for AFib

Study reveals who is at higher risk for AFib

New research has found women are at a shockingly higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation than men are — flipping conventional beliefs that males were more susceptible. Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are reporting in the journal JAMA Cardiology that women, when height is accounted for, have a 50% higher risk of … Read more

American Heart Health Might Get Much, Much Worse by 2060 Especially for Minorities

American Heart Health Might Get Much, Much Worse by 2060 Especially for Minorities

You need to take better care of your heart. No, we’re not judging—it’s just a statistical reality. A new study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that rates of cardiovascular disease in the US over the next four decades are on track to spike like your blood pressure after … Read more

High Potassium Intake Linked to Fewer Heart Problems

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health. Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and lowering blood pressure, researchers said. Other potassium-rich foods include a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, dairy products and fish. … Read more