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Heart Disease

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  • Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Heart Disease and Diabetes
    Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about two to four times higher than adults without diabetes. Diabetes can change the chemical makeup of substances in the blood, which can cause blood vessels to narrow or to clog up. This is called...
  • Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems

    Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems
    In the first large-scale study in humans of a chemical ubiquitous in the lives of Americans, a team of researchers reported that exposure to bisphenol A was associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities in adults....
  • Ten superfoods that can improve your life

    Ten superfoods that can improve your life
    Not all foods were created equal -- some are so packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other beneficial substances that they've been deemed "superfoods." Superfoods have incredible health benefits, packing a powerful...
  • Poring over facts about milk: cow's, goat's, soy, almond, rice and hemp

    Poring over facts about milk: cow's, goat's, soy, almond, rice and hemp
    Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown. Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's...
  • Plastic: 10 things you may not know

    Plastic: 10 things you may not know
    While writing her book "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," Susan Freinkel was shocked to learn how fast the world had become plasticized. In the 1940s, few plastics existed and hardly anything was made of it. Today, the average person is virtually never more...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
  • 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...