Latest Heart health News

Scientists expand study on air quality impact on health

Aug. 06, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

Scientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke. Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying...

AP exposes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The 50th Anniversary

Jul. 25, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On July 25, 1972, Jean Heller, a reporter on The Associated Press investigative team, then called the Special Assignment Team, broke news that rocked the nation. Based on documents leaked by Peter Buxtun, a whistleblower at the U.S. Public Health Service, the...

Pig organ transplants inch closer with testing in the dead

Jul. 12, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

New York researchers transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead people over the last month, the latest in a string of developments in the long quest to one day save human lives with animal organs. The experiments announced Tuesday come after a historic but failed attempt earlier...

Doctors look to athletes for clues to COVID’s heart impacts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart — even in healthy, young athletes. Enough athletes with COVID were experiencing heart inflammation, called myocarditis,...

Braves put closer Jansen on IL due to irregular heartbeat

Jun. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen was put on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of an irregular heartbeat, the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander's career. The move was made retroactive to Monday when Jansen felt discomfort, manager...

Parents reflect on death of child with rare heart disease

Jun. 25, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristen Graves and her family traveled back home, from Shepherdstown to Christiansburg, Virginia, with love and a little bit of sadness in their hearts. They returned to their former hometown on June 15, having lived in Shepherdstown about a year, to...