HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study

London :  People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggested that the virus is also thought to raise fat levels in the blood and affect the body’s ability to regulate sugar levels, which may […]

Kids with low birth weight at higher risk of heart disease

London :  Children with a birth weight under 2.5 kgs may be at increased risk of becoming underweight and can experience cognitive difficulties as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, a study says. The researchers found that early iron supplements seem to provide some protection. “The results were surprising. That low birth […]

This organ-on-a-chip device may improve heart disease treatment

Singapore, Jan 3 : Researchers have developed an organ-on-a-chip device that can mimic the functions of human heart and help researchers better understand atherosclerosis — the constriction of blood vessels — the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. The new device can be used to study important inflammatory responses in cells that line the […]