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The report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that while legal abortions in the United States are considered safe, many states have rules that limit a woman's access to a safe and effective abortion.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:15 pm
Since 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required a warning on Tamiflu packaging that it may cause hallucinations and delirium in young patients and make them more apt to hurt themselves or take their own lives.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 6:15 pm
Since March 2, three more strains of salmonella involved in the outbreak have been identified, and 47 more cases of salmonella infection and eight more states have been added.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
In fact, an athenahealth study found that urologists in its network did 30 percent more vasectomies during the first week of March Madness in 2016 than in an average week during the rest of the year.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
Although research has shown that recycled wastewater is safe, people are often repulsed about things such as taste.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
In the study, the researchers found that people with a BMI between 22 and 23 had the lowest risk of heart disease.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
The possible benefits include lower risks of Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and certain cancers.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 8:15 pm
Researchers found that blacks living in areas where this type of pollution is high have a 45 percent higher risk of heart disease and death from any cause than whites, even after taking into account other common risk factors.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:15 pm
Tobacco use -- mainly cigarette smoking -- kills more than 480,000 Americans a year and costs nearly $300 billion a year in direct health care and lost productivity, the FDA noted.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:15 pm
Mothers of three had an average of four fewer teeth than moms with just two children, according to the team of European research
Posted: March 15, 2018, 2:15 pm

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American Heart Association

Study Highlights: Blacks often have higher exposures to air pollutants than whites, elevating their risk for developing heart disease and death. Air pollution is associated with elevated blood sugar, blood vessel dysfunction, heart disease and death.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:00 am
20 patient and consumer groups issued the following statement urging Congress to include legislation in the forthcoming omnibus spending bill to steady the health insurance market.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 3:10 pm
The American Heart Association and VIVA Physicians, Inc. announced today a two-year $1 million grant program to support research initiatives in vascular disease and career development opportunities for early career investigators at the post-doctoral level.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 2:00 pm
Study Highlights: Patients who took the generic version of the anti-platelet drug clopidogrel after hospitalization for a heart attack or heart-related chest pain had roughly the same odds of death or recurrent heart attack than those who took the brand-name product Plavix®. This indicates that, in real-world use, patients do just as well with generic clopidogrel as with the far-costlier Plavix®.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 9:00 am
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is awarding financial scholarships to six students who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of their community or college campus.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 7:00 pm
The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) today announced grant awards totaling $175,000 in its partnership with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Five $35,000 grants to Native American organizations will support innovative nutrition- and health-focused advocacy efforts under the partnership’s new, competitive Fertile Ground Grant Program.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
ORLANDO, FL Mar. 11, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today following disclosure by Sanofi Regeneron that the company is making commitments to expand access to lifesaving medicine.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 12:00 am
A new strategic alliance will target the prediction, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases using artificial intelligence computing and big data, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced today.
Posted: March 8, 2018, 10:00 pm
When heart failure patients receive a heart pumping device known as an left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers seem to suffer, too – at least initially, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 10:00 am
An international study suggests other aspects of the diet may not offset the harmful effect of sodium on blood pressure. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, also reaffirms the need for widespread sodium reduction in the food supply.
Posted: March 5, 2018, 10:00 am

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