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Draft pollution law seeks to tackle lethal European air

EU policymakers on Wednesday unveiled a draft law to tackle air pollution, which every year is linked to 400,000 premature...

Indian capital blanketed in thick smog, transport disrupted

Residents of the Indian capital woke on Wednesday to a third day of thick gray smog in one of the worst episodes this year,...

Older women are sedentary most of the day: study

Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease...

Sleep loss linked to teens' blood pressure

Beyond making teens sleepy during the day, staying up late may be raising their blood pressure, setting them up for later...

Multivitamins not tied to memory or heart benefits

Taking a multivitamin every day doesn't seem to ward off thinking and memory problems. Nor will it prevent further heart...

Fish oil sales don't reflect evidence

Recent research into the potential benefits of fish oil has been largely disappointing. But sales of the supplements have...

Irregular heartbeat tied to depression

People with an irregular heartbeat may also be at increased risk of being depressed, suggests a new study from Germany. The...

U.S. FDA warns of flaw in some Philips defibrillators

U.S. regulators have warned that some automated external defibrillators made by Philips Medical Systems may be unable to...

More evidence heavy but healthy people still at risk

A new analysis supports the idea that obese people who are otherwise healthy are still at risk of heart problems down the...

For black men, early household linked to blood pressure

A new U.S. study offers more evidence that childhood experience may have health effects that echo into adulthood. Based on...

Hospitals will quote prices for parking, not procedures

People usually don't know what their medical procedures cost until after they leave the hospital, and a new study suggests...

Staying active all day linked to healthy aging

A generally active life, even without regular exercise sessions, was tied to better heart health and greater longevity in...

Higher clot risk seen with Thoratec heart pump in study

Researchers have found a higher rate of dangerous blood clots in patients who received Thoratec Corp's HeartMate II heart...

Cardiologists strongly back Obamacare, worry over rocky start

American cardiologists appear staunch in their support for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, although some fear...

Cardiac arrests peaked after record Japanese earthquake

Japan's 2011 Fukushima earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in that country, generated a killer tsunami, a nuclear...

Study links high sodium "fizzy" medicines to raised heart risks

Millions of patients worldwide taking effervescent, dispersible and soluble medicines have an increased risk of heart attacks...

Surrogates often make call to deactivate heart devices

People who have implanted heart devices rarely have advance directives indicating whether they want them deactivated near...

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new...

Oral contraceptive benefits outweigh risks: EU agency

The benefits of combined hormonal contraceptive pills such as Bayer's Meliane or Yasmin in preventing unwanted pregnancies...

FDA warns of heart risks with stress test chemicals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned physicians on Wednesday that two chemicals used to conduct cardiovascular stress...

Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart disease deaths

People who eat a diet rich in nuts, including peanuts, are less likely to die from heart disease or cancer, new research...

Smokers who quit may cut heart risk faster than thought

Some cigarette smokers over 65 years old who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related...

Gene analysis fails to help predict best warfarin dose

Genotyping to guide warfarin dosing in patients with atrial fibrillation failed in a U.S. clinical trial to help doctors...

Signs of 'sudden' cardiac death may come weeks before-study

Signs of approaching "sudden" cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction that stops the heart, usually appear at least a month...

CPR training rates lowest in rural and poor counties

Minutes count during cardiac arrest, and a bystander who knows how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) might save...

Heart guidelines authors defend method of calculating risk

Top cardiologists who devised new U.S. guidelines for reducing risk of heart disease strenuously defended their risk-calculation...

Weight loss may help steady irregular heartbeat

People with an irregular heart rhythm could see an improvement in symptoms if they lose weight in addition to managing their...

Pradaxa antidote works fast, completely in small trial

An experimental antidote to the widely used blood clot preventer Pradaxa worked immediately and completely in an early-stage...

Childhood cancer survivors face heart risks soon after treatment

Children who survive cancer treatment face increased heart health risk and should take measures soon after life-saving therapy...

New effort launched to personalize medicine in heart treatment

Cardiologists are taking aim at treating and preventing heart disease, the world's No. 1 killer, with a more personalized...

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