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Heart Disease

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  • Packaged diet foods may spur more weight loss

    Packaged diet foods may spur more weight loss
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a head-to-head comparison with a traditional diet, people who stuck to a diet of portion-controlled packaged foods lost almost twice as much weight as those who only got advice on how to trim calories, according to a new...
  • Study questions fish oil benefit before heart attack

    Study questions fish oil benefit before heart attack
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fish oil supplements did not prevent heart problems in people who hadn't had a heart attack yet, in a large long-term study from Italy. The study - a gold-standard randomized, controlled trial - tested the effect of omega-3...
  • Pets may help cut heart disease risk: American Heart Association

    Pets may help cut heart disease risk: American Heart Association
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet. The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement on Thursday saying owning a pet may help to...
  • On A Trip Abroad, Finding A Bridge Back

    A letter to the Irish Times Wednesday was headlined "Name for the new Liffey bridge" The body of the letter consists of "Sir — The suspension is killing me. — Yours, etc. Tom Gilsenan." Bravo, Tom. You've done your duty as an Irishman. You'...
  • Rising temperatures increase health risks

    Rising temperatures increase health risks
    Summer is almost here, and with it likely some blistering hot days. A recent study suggests the elderly should beware when the temperature spikes, because they face an increased risk of winding up in the emergency room short of breath on those days. And...
  • Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies

    Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests....
  • Restaurant meals overloaded with salt, fat, calories, study says

    Restaurant meals overloaded with salt, fat, calories, study says
    Want to satisfy your full day’s requirement of salt, fat and calories? Sit down in a restaurant and order a meal. After an exhaustive analysis of 3,507 possible ways to order 685 meals at 19 restaurants chains in Canada, researchers found that the...
  • Study casts doubt on some findings about sodium

    Study casts doubt on some findings about sodium
    Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded. The Institute of Medicine panel...
  • Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
  • Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, expert on diabetes

    Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, expert on diabetes
    Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes who was director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday of...
  • Lifestyle change may ease heart risk from job stress

    Lifestyle change may ease heart risk from job stress
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Being under stress at work is tied to a higher risk of heart problems, new research confirms - but putting down the beer bottle and going for a walk may help. Researchers found that job strain - defined as having a lot of...