Researchers in the U.K. have found a way to make the hearts of mice repair themselves -- a feat that the British Heart Foundation calls the "holy grail" (when applied to humans, we're guessing). (more)
Energy drinks might have more serious side effects for children and teenagers than just getting them good and hyper, according to a group of doctors who released a cautionary report in the journal Pediatrics, warning that the amped-up beverages might trigger seizures and other highly undesirable reactions in rare cases. As it happens, they should also lay off the Gatorade.
While some whales' hearts are as big as cars, the hearts on the Supreme Court that ruled Wednesday against a ban on high-powered sonar in Navy training exercises must be shrinking by the minute. The decision was a defeat to environmentalists, who argue that sonar panics whales, makes their ears bleed and pushes them to beach themselves.
BBC: "US Vice President Dick Cheney has been found to have an irregular heartbeat and will get further evaluation shortly, his spokeswoman has said Mr Cheney, 66, has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery and operations to clear blocked arteries He was fitted with a pacemaker in 2001".
Opponents of stem cell research might want to reconsider their position if any of their nearest and dearest have ever had heart problems. A team of British scientists has successfully grown a human heart valve from stem cells, an astonishing feat 10 years in the making.
Why do African Americans still lag behind even recent African immigrants when it comes to beating heart disease and cancer?
According to Reuters: "Mediterranean-style diets, rich in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts, may be better for the heart than low-fat regimens, a new study shows."