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Heart Disease

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  • CDC: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die unnecessarily every year

    CDC: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die unnecessarily every year
    Health disparities in the U.S. lead to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If all Americans had equal access to the best preventive care currently available...
  • Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought

    Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought
    A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers. Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...
  • Khmer Rouge leader dies, eluding war crimes verdict

    NEW DELHI -- The death Thursday of one of the last senior leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime before his trial concluded underscores flaws in the war-crimes tribunal process that threaten to undermine the pursuit of global justice,...
  • Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?

    Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?
    About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • 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...
  • Study: Babies born after moms' weight loss surgery are healthier

    Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a...
  • Novel Middle East virus may take more than a week to sicken victims

    The unfolding mysteries of the illness known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus already have the makings of an epidemiological thriller, and two newly published case reports offer grist for whoever writes the screenplay based on the latest...
  • 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...
  • Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?

    Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website. Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
  • Aerobic exercise as breast cancer prevention: Evidence mounts

    Aerobic exercise as breast cancer prevention: Evidence mounts
    There's a fair amount of circumstantial evidence that regular exercise reduces a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. But contradictory findings, and lingering questions as to how physical activity would work to ward off breast cancer, have clouded...