Latest Blood flow Stories

2006-01-18 08:11:13

It's official: A good laugh is literally heartwarming. That's according to a study that found that watching comedy films boosts cardiac blood flow.

2006-01-18 08:05:00

Having a coffee fix just before a workout may not be the best idea, a new study suggests. Researchers in Switzerland found that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase blood flow to the heart during exercise.

2005-03-08 08:04:32

A good belly laugh may have repercussions all the way up to the heart. For the first time, researchers have found that laughter causes the endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels, to dilate. This increases blood flow which, of course, is good for overall cardiovascular health.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.