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The number of people stricken by the flu continues to increase across the U.S., closing schools and filling hospitals, according to the CDC.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 9:09 pm
Microbes -- from bacteria to viruses to fungi -- are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 8:15 pm
BRCA mutations are inherited and increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Between 45 percent and 90 percent of women with a BRCA mutation develop breast cancer, compared with about 12.5 percent of women in the general population.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 6:15 pm
The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) -- have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 6:15 pm
That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 2:15 pm
Raw meat diets for pets have become increasingly popular, but there is no evidence that they are healthier than typical pet foods, the researchers said.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 12:15 am
After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby's heart rate was dropping rapidly during contractions.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 8:15 pm
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 8:15 pm
Iodine -- a mineral that helps regulate metabolism -- is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 8:15 pm
Tamper-resistant opioid pills -- one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse -- aren't stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 6:20 pm

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American Heart Association

The scientific teams that will lead a new American Heart Association-funded research network charged with unlocking some of the mysteries behind vascular disease have been selected.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 4:00 pm
Neighborhood-level socioeconomic factors may significantly predict heart failure risk beyond individual cardiovascular risk factors, individual income and education level. Researchers found that almost 5 percent of the increased heart failure risk in “deprived” areas was attributable to neighborhood factors. Improvements in community resources such as exercise facilities, healthy food outlets and medical facilities could benefit residents.
Posted: January 9, 2018, 10:00 am
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on a proposed rule released late last week by the U.S. Department of Labor that would expand the use of association health plans (AHPs).
Posted: January 8, 2018, 2:50 pm
Study Highlights: Two years of exercise training during middle age may reduce or reverse the cardiac consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Two years of exercise training may be an effective lifestyle modification for rejuvenating aging hearts and reducing the risk of heart failure.
Posted: January 8, 2018, 10:00 am
Study Highlights: A risk score based on multiple genetic differences, or polygenic test, predicted significantly more cases of early heart disease than standard tests for single genetic defects. The polygenic test predicted a high risk for early-onset heart disease in 1 out of 53 individuals, compared to 1 in 256 for the most frequent single genetic defect.
Posted: January 8, 2018, 10:00 am
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Beverage Calories Initiative report from the American Beverage Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Posted: December 22, 2017, 7:15 pm
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the recent mortality report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Mortality in the United States, 2016).
Posted: December 22, 2017, 3:29 pm
DALLAS, December 21, 2017 — The American Heart Association—the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—proudly welcomes Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson,...
Posted: December 21, 2017, 4:30 pm
Study Highlight: In women with heart disease, constriction of peripheral vessels during mental stress affects the heart circulation more than men’s, potentially raising women’s risk of heart-related events and death.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 10:00 am
As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act awaits the president’s signature after passage by Congress today, a group of 17 non-partisan patient and consumer organizations issued the following statement.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 8:55 pm

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