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Heart Disease

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  • Researchers hail Supreme Court decision on gene patent

    Researchers hail Supreme Court decision on gene patent
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision that Myriad Genetics cannot patent two genes linked to ovarian and breast cancer came as welcome relief to researchers whose work on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes had been thwarted by legal challenges from the company. But...
  • Family files claim in death of man beaten by officers

    The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit. The...
  • Biological psychiatry's false paradigm

    Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
  • Catonsville girl receives transplant, but is rejecting heart

    Catonsville girl receives transplant, but is rejecting heart
    Ann Bartlinski placed the Eucharist and a pearl-beaded rosary blessed by the hands of the late Pope John Paul II on the chest of her 6-year-old daughter, Teresa, who lay Tuesday in a hospital bed, her tiny body rejecting a donor's heart. Teresa...
  • What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?

    What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?
    Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder? It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...
  • Metabolic syndrome has declined, some risks persist

    Metabolic syndrome has declined, some risks persist
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some...
  • 1 in 4 stroke victims experiences PTSD, study finds

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims  — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research. The study, published online Wednesday...
  • Diseased or just fat?

    Diseased or just fat?
    Last week's decision by the American Medical Association to categorize obesity as a disease brought out the expected reaction — cheers from advocates who believe this growing health threat has been neglected and a collective shrug from others who...
  • Gambling: Pastime or illness?

    Gambling: Pastime or illness?
    As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
  • Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy

    Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy
    After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
  • Catonsville girl back on heart transplant list

    Catonsville girl back on heart transplant list
    Doctors determined that Teresa Bartlinski, the 6-year-old Catonsville girl struggling to accept a donor's heart, will be re-listed on the transplant list. The family announced on their blog, ourplacecalledhome.blogspot.com, that Teresa will remain on...