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Mummified singer is star of new British Museum exhibition

A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have...

Father of Michigan sextuplets dies at 39

The father of Michigan sextuplets whose birth made headlines 10 years ago died of a heart attack after setting up a backyard...

Heart docs seek curbs on kidney-zapping hypertension devices

Several leading U.S. and European heart doctors are calling for curbs, or even a moratorium, on using devices meant to lower...

REFILE-Low-dose aspirin may prevent preeclampsia: panel

Pregnant women at a high risk for the potentially fatal complication preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin after their...

Boyfriend in stiletto-heel trial might have been saved -pathologist

A Texas man who died after his girlfriend attacked him with her stiletto-heeled shoe might have been saved if police and...

Young adults who do cardio may have quicker minds later on

The longer you can run when you're young, the faster your mind is likely to be operating in middle age, a new study suggests....

Stroke caregivers happiest when they tend to their own needs too

People taking care of a family member who's had a stroke are happier when they maintain control of their own lives and continue...

Heart health in young adults tied to later mental function

Young adults with healthy blood pressure go on to have better thinking and memory skills in midlife than their peers with...

Daily, vigorous exercise helps kids get or stay fit

A nine-month after-school exercise program helped young kids lose body fat and improve heart and lung strength compared to...

Smokers may show heart disease much younger than nonsmokers

A smoker's coronary artery disease is likely to be as advanced as that of a non-smoker who is 10 years older when both show...

REFILE-Behavior changes can help new diabetics lower heart risk

Adopting healthier behaviors after a diabetes diagnosis may do as much as medication to prevent heart problems, according...

Diet drinks raise heart concern in postmenopausal women

Diet drinks may be linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart problems in postmenopausal women, according...

Daylight-saving time linked to heart attacks: study

Switching over to daylight-saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, was linked to a 25 percent increased risk of having...

Eating cruciferous vegetables may lower inflammation

In a study of more than 1,000 Chinese women, those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had substantially less inflammation...

Hospital ratings show sharp differences in safety, chance of dying

An analysis of government data on hospital safety, including how likely patients are to die of avoidable surgical complications,...

China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Chinese citizens are feverishly snapping up face masks as worsening air pollution fuels a multi-million dollar industry where...

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 - WHO

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the...

Most people with heart disease can travel to high altitude: review

Good news: people with heart disease dreaming of a vacation to a high-altitude destination can most likely make the trip...

Louisiana bans components for synthetic marijuana due to health scare

Louisiana has banned the sale and use of eight compounds marketed as synthetic marijuana to stem an increase in the use of...

New heart guidelines may put 12.8 million more Americans on statins

New guidelines on heart health that sparked fierce debate among U.S. cardiologists last fall could lead 12.8 million more...

Obesity prevention programs might help lower kids' blood pressure

Programs designed to prevent obesity in children may help lower kids' blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies....

Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality

Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a...

Review questions the effects of dietary fats on heart disease

The types of fat people get in their diet may not be as closely related to their risk of heart disease as previously believed,...

Heart maker Carmat to wait before next transplant: founder

French artificial heart maker Carmat will not carry out any more human transplants until it has determined the cause of the...

US cattle deaths linked to Zilmax far exceed company reports-study

The number of U.S. cattle deaths that may be linked to the Merck & Co Inc feed additive Zilmax is much higher than the figures...

Slightly elevated blood pressure also tied to strokes

People with blood pressure that is elevated but not enough to be considered "high" are still at an increased risk for strokes,...

Doctors less likely to adjust depressed patients' blood pressure drugs

Doctors may be less likely to make medication changes for patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure who are also depressed,...

The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally

When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research...

Passive smoking linked to irreversible damage to kids' arteries

Exposure to secondhand smoke in childhood is associated with irreversible damage to children's arteries - potentially increasing...

British watchdog wants U.S. biotech Alexion to justify cost of drug

Britain's healthcare costs watchdog has asked U.S. biotech group Alexion Pharmaceuticals to explain the high price for its...

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