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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to companies marketing supplements that they claim will counter the effects of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 10:15 pm
The most significant improvement occurred in the ring closest to the plant -- within 3 miles, the researchers said.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 10:15 pm
In the study, eating an egg daily lowered the odds of dying from heart disease by 18% and cut the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 28%, when compared with those who never, or rarely, ate eggs.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 9:10 pm
More than 20 million American women routinely struggle with urinary incontinence. The 56 women in this study experienced the problem several times a day, every day.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 8:15 pm
Overall, cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths continue to decline in the United States, said lead author Kathleen Cronin, a researcher with the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 6:19 pm
Spotting polyps during a colonoscopy can be tricky, particularly when they're flat or small (under 5 millimeters), one expert in the United States said.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 6:15 pm
Nearly 16 percent of women smoke tobacco during pregnancy, according to the researchers. Up to 30 percent of them also use marijuana
Posted: May 22, 2018, 6:15 pm
Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital deaths. Now, researchers at several hospitals are trying to reproduce the success one Virginia doctor had with a combination of vitamins and steroids.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 3:22 pm
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 2:49 pm
Based on the poll results, the ACEP is calling on federal lawmakers to take steps to help hospitals prepare for mass casualties and emergencies.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 2:15 pm

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American Heart Association

In-hospital, guideline-led care will now reach more hospitals, and even more people in China. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, supported by funding from AstraZeneca, is seeking to expand in-hospital cardiovascular care guideline adherence through the Improving Care for Cardiovascular Disease in China project, a collaborative effort with the Chinese Society of Cardiology.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 2:00 pm
Study Highlights: Heart failure patients who felt socially isolated were much more likely to die or be hospitalized than more socially connected patients. Screening heart failure patients for social isolation could help identify those at risk of poor outcomes.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:00 am
Several restaurant meals are notorious for sky-high sodium levels and are-you-kidding-me calories, but treating yourself to a meal out doesn’t mean settling for poor nutrition. The American Heart Association shares three “eat smart” hacks in honor of World Hypertension Day.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 12:52 pm
Advisory Highlight: A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association reaffirms the Association’s recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Recomendación destacada: Una nueva recomendación científica de la American Heart Association reafirma la recomendación de consumir dos raciones de pescado a la semana.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 9:00 am
With cardiovascular disease on the rise and costs heading to $1 trillion in the U.S., ground-breaking developments in diagnostics, treatments and care are urgently needed. To assure that effective innovations are rapidly introduced into the healthcare system to benefit patients and with evidence to demonstrate their impact, the American Heart Association, together with Philips and UPMC, today announced the launch of Cardeation Capital, a $30 million collaborative venture capital fund designed to spur healthcare innovation in heart disease and stroke care.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 4:01 am
The American Heart Association—the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—announced today a $5.2 million donation from Sarah (Sally) Ross Soter and her husband, Bill and a $6.25 million donation from Joe and Linda Chlapaty.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on World Health Organization (WHO) and Resolve to Save Lives’ plan to remove most trans fats from food by 2023.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 11:49 pm
Study Highlights: Children who were exposed to higher levels air pollution while in the womb had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood. This is one of the first studies to show that air pollution may have negative health effects on offspring exposed during pregnancy.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 9:00 am
Study Highlight: Injecting microscopic fibers that remove plaque deposits from artery walls reversed atherosclerosis in preliminary research.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 9:00 pm

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