Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died Tuesday (April 12) from ventricular tachycardia, due to myotonic dystrophy type II. Here's the science behind this heart condition.
Inside your body there’s a bustling highway with your beating heart at the center. Learn all about your body’s 60,000 miles of microscopic blood vessels, 5 to 6 quarts of blood, and the sundry passengers (lymph, blood cells, nutrients and more) that ride it every day.
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People with desk jobs may not need to feel so guilty about all those sedentary hours in an office chair.
A Nevada man is suing his doctor for allegedly leaving a nearly 5-foot wire in his body for more than a decade.
Women undergoing fertility treatments may be at increased risk of a dangerous pregnancy condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy.
A drug for erectile dysfunction may also help treat heart failure, a preliminary study in animals suggests.
A new study finds that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is tied to an increased risk of early death.
Eggs are back in the news, with a new study concluding that regular consumption of the beloved breakfast food may increase the risk of heart disease after all.
Heart attack rates are increasing in what may seem like an unlikely group: adults in their 20s and 30s.
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