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The latest in health news: a new cancer drug prolongs life, an FDA-approved device could be key in distinguishing between cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, and why heart attacks may look very different in women
When most people picture heart attacks, they think of sudden, intense chest pain causing the person to grimace in agony, clutching his chest. However, the presenting symptoms of a heart attack can be totally different for women.
A new study out of Sweden evaluated prospectively how a few lifestyle modifications might yield significant reductions in risk of heart attacks. Published in the current Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the
New large study shows that the common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AF), long known to result from heart ailments, may also cause heart attacks.
Past research has demonstrated that tight control of blood glucose levels can help people with type 1 diabetes the ones who must use insulin to avoid some of the negative health consequences of the disease. A new study, published recently in The Lancet, extends the benefits of tight control to patients with type 2 diabetes the more common type usually associated with obesity and overweight.
Dr. J Cuzick from the Queen Mary University of London and international colleagues from several institutions performed a review of studies linking the use of aspirin to decreased risk of several types of cancer and of heart attacks and stroke.
Monitoring blood pressure at home is more reliable than occasionally checking in at the doctor s office and it saves both time and money, and helps prevent disastrous cardiovascular events.
Although it is well established that obesity ups the risk of numerous health problems, including type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer, it has also been
According to information in a recent study, the data on the effects of testosterone injections on men s cardiovascular health have been mixed, with some reports finding an increased risk of heart attack (MI) and stroke, and others not doing so.
During his stint as Mayor of New York City, Bloomberg and his Health Commissars devoted much time trying to convince food companies that salt was poison, and that they should, as a public service, reduce the amount of salt in consumer products. And his efforts did result in having various food
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday major changes are being seen in what is still the
A new study out of Sweden shows that a rapid test for a cardiac enzyme, when combined with a normal electrocardiogram, rules out a heart attack with 99.8 percent reliability. What are the implications of this finding for the future?