World / Science & Health Mar 16, 2018

British study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory

Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday. While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person's disease risk, some researchers have recently suggested that carrying ...

Tiny stem cell firms close in on major heart disease goals

Business Dec 19, 2017

Tiny stem cell firms close in on major heart disease goals

The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp. abandoning the field in 2011. But two small companies, Athersys ...

World / Science & Health May 18, 2016

U.S. study finds 45% of heart attacks are silent type

Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across ...