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Quicker heart treatment hasn't lowered deaths: study

A good hospital will get heart attack victims into an operating room and get their clogged artery open within 90 minutes....

One in four U.S. deaths from heart disease could be prevented-CDC

About one in four U.S. deaths from heart disease could be avoided with better prevention efforts and treatment, a report...

Can a combination pill help heart patients?

Combining aspirin with cholesterol and blood pressure drugs in a single pill may encourage people to take their medication...

Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck...

Experiment suggests new blood-pressure approach

Scientists experimenting with rats have found that de-activating certain nerves in the neck can effectively treat high blood...

Doctors worry as heart drug research loses steam

The hunt for new heart drugs is losing momentum as resources are switched to other areas, notably cancer research, where...

New drug vies for slice of clot prevention market

A new blood clot preventer from Daiichi Sankyo proved as effective as widely used warfarin in treating a dangerous condition...

India's Gandhi back home from hospital

- Sonia Gandhi, the president of India's ruling Congress party who is widely seen as the country's most powerful politician,...

Possible closure of Ohio clinic shows new tactic in U.S. abortion clash

When open for business, the single-story, L-shaped brick building in a run-down west Toledo neighborhood is usually targeted...

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those...

Program tied to system-wide blood pressure benefits

A comprehensive high blood pressure program at one California health system led to a near doubling in the proportion of patients...

Extra vitamin D doesn't cut high blood pressure - study

In older people with low vitamin D levels and a common type of high blood pressure, vitamin D supplements do not appear to...

Sudden death during sports more common among men

Men who run, cycle or play other recreational sports are 20 times more likely to die from a sudden heart problem than female...

Family says Georgia boy ruled out as heart transplant candidate

The family of a 15-year-old Atlanta boy who could have less than six months to live said on Monday that he is being unfairly...

Cardiac arrest more common at ice arenas than gyms

Machines to restart a heart in cardiac arrest are often required by law in fitness clubs, but a new study found that people's...

George W. Bush 'doing great' after surgery for blocked artery

Former President George W. Bush was recovering at his home in Dallas on Wednesday, a day after undergoing surgery for a blocked...

High blood sugar tied to dementia in non-diabetics

Elderly people with high blood sugar - but not high enough to be diabetic - face a slightly greater risk of developing dementia,...

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa...

Blacks hospitalized for heart failure more often

Black patients with heart failure were more likely to be hospitalized for complications of the disease than whites with heart...

REFILE: Procedure may reduce stroke risk with irregular heartbeat

A heart procedure may be an effective alternative for treating the leading cause of strokes in the U.S., an abnormal heart...

Ex-President George W. Bush stent implanted for blocked heart artery

Former U.S. President George W. Bush underwent successful surgery at a Dallas hospital on Tuesday to place a stent in a blocked...

Self-monitoring tied to lower blood pressure: review

People with hypertension who regularly monitor their own blood pressure tend to have lower numbers than those who don't use...

Blood pressure drugs tied to breast cancer risk

Women taking a common type of blood pressure drug for a decade or more are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with breast...

Procedure may reduce stroke risk with irregular heartbeat

A heart procedure may be an effective alternative for treating the leading cause of strokes in the U.S., an abnormal heart...

REFILE: Quitting smoking post-angioplasty tied to longer life

People who quit smoking after a balloon angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart live an average of two years longer...

Passengers hit by illness on Santiago-Sydney flight

Medical authorities in Australia treated 22 passengers on Thursday for a mystery stomach illness after they became ill on...

Quitting smoking post-angioplasty tied to longer life

People who quit smoking after a balloon angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart live an average of two years longer...

More fit patients likelier to survive heart bypass

People in better shape heading into bypass surgery are less likely to die shortly following the procedure than those who...

Fertility therapy not tied to later heart problems

Women who give birth with the help of fertility treatments don't end up with more heart problems than those who give birth...

Breastfeeding tied to kids' intelligence

Children who were breastfed for more of their infancy scored higher on language and intelligence tests at three and seven...

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