Study finds substantial variation in cardiovascular risk across India

The average 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease varies widely among India’s states, ranging from 13.2% to 19.5%, with substantial variation across socio-demographic groups according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Pascal Geldsetzer and Rifat Atun of Harvard University, and colleagues. Image Credit: hyderabad_12019, Pixabay Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading […]

Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?

Effects on the heart Potential health consequences Despite their popularity, little is known about the health impacts of electronic cigarettes. New research investigates the chemicals used to flavor these products and their effects on cardiovascular health. A new study investigates e-cigarettes’ impact on the heart. New research, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, concludes […]

Scientists identify enzyme responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise

In a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. The researchers were also able to show that night-time noise has a particularly harmful effect and thus demand that night-time sleep be protected from noise. […]

Tobacco aside, e-cigarette flavorings may harm blood vessels

Flavor additives used in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could impair blood vessel function and may be an early indicator of heart damage, according to new laboratory research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. The health effects of “combustible” tobacco products including traditional cigarettes and hookah are well-established, but […]