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Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

Swiss engineers, famous for making theworld's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiologywith a prototype battery-less...

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

like those inwhole grains and fruits - are healthier than others - like thosein white bread and other processed foods. Bazzano...

U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

For a growing U.S. agingpopulation, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean thedifference between life and death....

With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tiedin the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in anew analysis of past studies,...

Amgen seeks U.S. approval of new cholesterol-fighting drug

Amgen Inc said on Thursday it applied to U.S.health regulators to sell its cholesterol fighter, evolocumab,becoming the first...

Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant riskfor heart attacks and strokes can take an active role inreducing their own high blood pressure,...

CORRECTED-Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks

Overweight patients with riskfactors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for"intensive behavioral counseling"...

Heart doctors overstate benefits of procedures for stable chest pain

Cardiologists sometimesoverstate the benefits of an invasive procedure for chronicangina and patients make decisions based...

CORRECTED-For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

Healthy eating, staying activeand losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2diabetes, and new research...

For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

Physically active older womenare less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the mostcommon form of irregular heartbeat,...

REFILE-Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

Healthy eating, staying activeand losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2diabetes, and new research...

Preventable hospital deaths after urological surgery rising: study

As more urological surgeries areperformed outside hospitals, deaths from preventablecomplications among men and women getting...

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

For preemies, the combination ofhearing mother's voice softly singing while being held againsther skin can have a number...

Controversial studies say lowest sodium intake may pose risks

Two newly-published studies addgrains of salt to the conventional wisdom that you shouldconsume as little sodium as possible,...

Irregular heart rhythm during surgery tied to stroke risk

A large new U.S. study findsthat people who developed irregular heart rhythms duringhospital stays for surgery were more...

Briton with advanced heart failure launches new gene therapy trial

A 37-year-old British man who needs amechanical pump to keep his heart working has kicked off teststo see if gene therapy...

High fruit and veggie diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, death

Researchers have more evidencelinking a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to betterhealth outcomes. The idea that fruits...

Australians in surrogacy scandal offered to take Down syndrome baby -agent

The agent who brokered a surrogacy dealfor an Australian couple at the center of a scandal that left aThai mother caring...

Scientific review finds aspirin significantly cuts cancer rates

Taking a small daily dose of aspirin cansignificantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from -bowel, stomach and esophageal...

About half of heart procedure patients make end-of-life plans

Less than half of the patientswho underwent a risky heart surgery at one medical centercompleted advanced directives to guide...

Midlife high blood pressure tied to later-life mental decline

People with high blood pressurein middle age are more likely to experience cognitive decline -a common precursor of dementia...

Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along

New guidelines from the AmericanCollege of Cardiology and American Heart Association wouldchange the way doctors prescribe...

Weekday heart attacks still getting quicker treatment at hospitals

People who arrive at thehospital with a heart attack during business hours are morelikely to survive than those who show...

Short jogs linked to lower risk of death from heart disease

People who run in their sparetime, even if it's not very fast or very far, tend to have alower risk of dying from heart disease...

Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study

People with dementia are morelikely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitiveimpairment, according to a new study....

Drugs to increase "good" cholesterol may not cut deaths

Drugs that have beeninvestigated to increase so-called "good" cholesterol may notprevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes...

Checking pulse could help detect risk of a second stroke

Stroke patients and theirfamilies can be taught to monitor the patient's pulse and detectirregular heartbeats that might...

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