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Don't pull Avandia from market, FDA panel urges

Thu, 6 Jun 2013 20:29:56 GMT

The controversial diabetes drug Avandia should stay on the market for now, with relaxed restrictions on its use, Food and Drug Administration advisers said on Thursday. Avandia was the world’s No. 1 diabetes drug until research showed in could raise heart risks.



Anger may raise heart attack risk, study finds

Tue, 14 May 2013 20:28:43 GMT

Bottling up emotions is thought to harm both mind and body, but a new study suggests that the opposite extreme may be no better.



Just one daily soda can raise diabetes risk

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:58:43 GMT

Drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study from Europe suggests.



Gut bugs linked to heart attacks, strokes

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:56:54 GMT

Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides.



12 school football players die each year, study finds

Fri, 5 Apr 2013 23:34:45 GMT

Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice as common as injury-related ones.



Chelation little help for heart disease: study

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:03:23 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Removing metals from the body through a controversial treatment has little effect on the long-term health of people who've previously suffered a heart attack, according to the results of a government-funded trial released Tuesday.



Sugary drinks tied to 180,000 deaths worldwide

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:10:30 GMT

Consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, mainly due to type 2 diabetes, a new study says.



U.S. irregular heartbeat treatment inadequate: study

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:09:52 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A significant number of U.S. patients with irregular heart rhythms do not receive adequate therapy, according to a new study of treatment practices for atrial fibrillation.



Post-smoking weight gain doesn't harm heart

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:29:47 GMT

A new study suggests that post-smoking weight gain won't raise people's risk for cardiovascular disease or death even if they have diabetes.



Positive outlook tied to healthier cholesterol

Wed, 6 Mar 2013 00:13:20 GMT

U.S. researchers found better levels of "good cholesterol" and other markers of heart health in the blood of middle-aged study subjects with a sunny outlook on life.



Fewer heart blockages showing up on stress tests

Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:26:08 GMT

The proportion of patients who have blocked arteries show up during a stress test has dropped "enormously" over the past two decades, according to a new study.



Heart Attack Grill 'spokesman' killed by ... a heart attackA 54-year-old man who spent his days touting the greasy pleasures of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of an apparent heart attack, the restaurant’s owner said.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:21:48 GMT

(image) A 54-year-old man who spent his days touting the greasy pleasures of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of an apparent heart attack, the restaurant’s owner said.


A 54-year-old man who spent his days touting the greasy pleasures of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of an apparent heart attack, the restaurant’s owner said.



St Jude recalls wire used to help plug hole in heart

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:16:38 GMT

(Reuters) - St Jude Medical Inc is recalling the wire used to put in place a device that closes openings between the two upper chambers of the heart, because of the potential for it to fracture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday on its website.



Eating less salt daily saves more lives, study finds

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:50:54 GMT

If Americans cut back on the amount of sodium they down every day, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over the next 10 years, according to new study findings.



Pot may increase stroke risk in younger adults

Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:38:22 GMT

Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of stroke in people under age 55, a new study from Australia suggests.



Heart attack deaths higher in blacks than in whites

Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:29:58 GMT

Black men and women are more likely to die of a heart attack or heart failure than whites in the United States, according to a new study.



'Healthy' hearts may still have disease risk

Mon, 5 Nov 2012 23:30:31 GMT

Even middle-age adults who have seemingly "optimal" heart health may be at risk for heart disease later in life, a new study says.



Smoke-free laws may prevent heart attacks

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:14:01 GMT

Heart attacks dropped by one-third in one county in Minnesota after two smoke-free workplace ordinances went into place, a new study shows.



Death by defibrillator: Officials warn of hacking riskThere's a growing danger that grandpa’s heart rhythm device could be susceptible to hacking, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Now the Food and Drug Administration is being called to take action.

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:32:47 GMT

(image) There's a growing danger that grandpa’s heart rhythm device could be susceptible to hacking, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Now the Food and Drug Administration is being called to take action.


There's a growing danger that grandpa’s heart rhythm device could be susceptible to hacking, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Now the Food and Drug Administration is being called to take action.



Recycled heart devices offer new life to poorRecycled ICDs -- the devices that jolt a failing heart back into rhythm -- can be collected safely from U.S. patients and funeral homes, transported, sterilized and re-implanted in people who otherwise would not be able to afford them, says a Pittsburgh heart specialist.

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:06:12 GMT

(image) Recycled ICDs -- the devices that jolt a failing heart back into rhythm -- can be collected safely from U.S. patients and funeral homes, transported, sterilized and re-implanted in people who otherwise would not be able to afford them, says a Pittsburgh heart specialist.


Recycled ICDs -- the devices that jolt a failing heart back into rhythm -- can be collected safely from U.S. patients and funeral homes, transported, sterilized and re-implanted in people who otherwise would not be able to afford them, says a Pittsburgh heart specialist.



More strokes occurring in younger age groups

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:49:38 GMT

More young and middle-aged adults are having strokes, a new study suggests. In 1994, 12.9 percent of strokes occurred in adults between ages 20 and 55, whereas in 2005, 18.6 percent of strokes occurred in this age group.



Moderate drinking tied to abnormal heart rhythmPeople with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests.

Wed, 3 Oct 2012 19:45:30 GMT

(image) People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests.


People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests.



Teens' poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:38:32 GMT

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road, a new report finds.



Painkillers linked to repeat heart attack or death

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:30:07 GMT

Common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen are considered risky for people who've had a heart attack. And now a large study suggests those risks do not go away with time.



Re-start the heart? Go longer, study saysCommon wisdom holds that drawn-out efforts to save someone whose heart has stopped are a waste of time. But in hospitals where resuscitation teams try a little longer and a little harder, patients are more likely to survive cardiac arrest, new research finds.

Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:47:31 GMT

(image) Common wisdom holds that drawn-out efforts to save someone whose heart has stopped are a waste of time. But in hospitals where resuscitation teams try a little longer and a little harder, patients are more likely to survive cardiac arrest, new research finds.


Common wisdom holds that drawn-out efforts to save someone whose heart has stopped are a waste of time. But in hospitals where resuscitation teams try a little longer and a little harder, patients are more likely to survive cardiac arrest, new research finds.



More signs MRI safe for people with pacemakers

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:11:04 GMT

Evidence is mounting that MRI scans may be safe for people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to the latest study on the issue that appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology.



Study: Belly fat worse for your heart than obesityPeople who are normal weight but carry extra fat around their belly have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than obese people, a new study suggests.

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:58:17 GMT

(image) People who are normal weight but carry extra fat around their belly have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than obese people, a new study suggests.


People who are normal weight but carry extra fat around their belly have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than obese people, a new study suggests.



Marriage may protect a woman's heart

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:20:38 GMT

For women, continuous marriage without divorce or widowhood is linked to fewer cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, according to new research.



O'Donnell's heart attack: classic, for a woman

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:08:12 GMT

Comedian Rosie O’ Donnell says on her blog she had a heart attack last week and didn’t know it. But the symptoms she describes were classic heart attack symptoms — for a woman, that is.



Cholesterol drugs may lower cancer risk

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:20:08 GMT

A new study suggests that statin drugs, widely used to lower cholesterol, might lower people’s risk of cancer, too. The risk of lymphoma was reduced 31 percent, a study of 200,000 people found.



FDA restricts use of Stryker brain stent

Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:26:31 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration is restricting use of a medical device made by Stryker that props open clogged brain arteries, after reviewing studies suggesting the implant can actually increase stroke and death in some patients.



CT scans to rule out heart attacks don't help

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:35:59 GMT

If you're having chest pains, an advanced type of CT scan can quickly rule out a heart attack. New research suggests this might be good for hospitals, but not necessarily for you.



With CPR, 2 bystanders can be better than one

Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:39:12 GMT

When someone suffers cardiac arrest in a public place, the odds of survival are better when more than one bystander comes to the rescue, a new study suggests. The American Heart Association (AHA) and other groups say that everyone should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.



Study: Nicotine patch safe after heart attack

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:15:09 GMT

Nicotine replacement therapy appears to be safe for people discharged from the hospital after suffering a heart attack or chest pains, according to a small new study.



Heart attacks more likely where traffic is louder

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:59:36 GMT

The louder the traffic near people's homes, the greater their risk of heart attack, a new study from Denmark says.



FDA reviews safety of innovative heart valve

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:47:55 GMT

(image) Federal health officials are asking safety questions about the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery, ahead of a meeting this week to consider broadening its use.



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Why Tasers sometimes kill

Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:03:08 GMT

New reserach finds why some stun-gun shocks could lead to cardiac arrest, even death.



Doctors save baby with smallest artificial heart

Thu, 24 May 2012 17:26:07 GMT

Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy by implanting the world's smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.



Obesity doesn't always increase heart risk

Thu, 24 May 2012 15:59:56 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An obese person isn't inevitably at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a new U.K. study finds.



Black cardiac arrest victims receive CPR less

Fri, 11 May 2012 22:02:41 GMT

Black cardiac arrest victims whose hearts stop outside of the hospital are less likely to receive CPR or shocks to the heart from bystanders, according to new research presented today.



Stent treatment risky for MS patients

Thu, 10 May 2012 17:58:54 GMT

U.S. drug regulators are warning people with multiple sclerosis to avoid an experimental treatment that props open internal veins in the neck and chest, because it can cause death or serious injury.



Living near major road bad for heart attack survivors

Tue, 8 May 2012 14:46:08 GMT

For heart attack survivors, living close to a roadway may be hazardous for their health, a new study suggests.



Moms with heart trouble likely to have girls

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:18:27 GMT

By MyHealthNewsDaily staff Pregnant women with heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, according to a new study from Iran. The study involved 200 pregnant women diagnosed with heart disease who were referred to a heart center for delivery.



Testosterone may help some heart patients

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:43:52 GMT

Testosterone supplements may improve the quality of life for patients who have a certain heart condition, a new study says.



Positive outlook may be good for your heart

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:38:36 GMT

Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart.



Turmeric may protect heart after surgery

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:41:27 GMT




Will Cheney's new heart make him nicer?

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:01:46 GMT

Some medical experts say having a heart transplant may make the former vice president a gentler, mellower guy.



Early dose of glucose may stop heart attack

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:45:09 GMT

Patients showing heart attack symptoms who received a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium from paramedics were half as likely to go into cardiac arrest or die than those who did not receive the dose, a study found.



Daily serving of red meat raises risk of early deathA new study from the highly respected researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health offers some of the best and most detailed evidence yet that a daily serving of meat can increase risk of heart disease or cancer.

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:26:45 GMT

(image) A new study from the highly respected researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health offers some of the best and most detailed evidence yet that a daily serving of meat can increase risk of heart disease or cancer.


A new study from the highly respected researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health offers some of the best and most detailed evidence yet that a daily serving of meat can increase risk of heart disease or cancer.



Men with heart failure more likely to die than women

Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:18:31 GMT

Women with heart failure, a condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood to meet the body's demands, may live longer than their male counterparts, a new study says.



Living healthy early may prevent heart disease later

Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:00:09 GMT

New study finds that a healthy lifestyles in early adulthood can lead to a healthy heart in middle age.






Cholesterol drugs get new warning labels

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:24:03 GMT

U.S. health regulators will add warnings to the labels of widely used cholesterol lowering drugs, such as Lipitor, to indicate that they may raise levels of blood sugar and could cause memory loss.



Group helps stroke victims with language skills

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:51:38 GMT

(image) An aphasia support group at a N.M. hospital seeks to help stroke victims who have lost language skills.



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Oranges, grapefruits lower women's stroke riskBy MyHealthNewsDaily staff   A diet rich in citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits, may reduce women's risk of stroke, a new study says.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:07:32 GMT

(image) By MyHealthNewsDaily staff   A diet rich in citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits, may reduce women's risk of stroke, a new study says.


By MyHealthNewsDaily staff   A diet rich in citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits, may reduce women's risk of stroke, a new study says.



Man stricken eating 'Triple Bypass' burger

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:49:18 GMT

(image) Menu warnings nearly proved true for a man at a downtown Las Vegas restaurant that offers "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries and free meals to people over 350 pounds.



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Americans significantly lower trans fat over decade

Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:00:59 GMT

Study finds that Americancs have experienced a decline in their blood levels of trans fat, which could mean a decreased risk of heart disease.