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Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new...

Disrupted body clock may lead to obesity and breast cancer

In a new study, USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs Statins have low side effects

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes). Since statins...

People with diabetes could enjoy dried fruits but not white bread

In a new study, researchers found that people with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits. Dried...

Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!’: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary...

The role of red meat in heart disease development

In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers uncovered why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the...

Yoghurt and cheese in Mediterranean diet may help fight heart disease

In a new study, researchers found that a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease. It's even...

Some men with prostate cancer opt out of surgery

Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. ''I was...

This new blood pressure app could be used on iPhone easily

In a new study, researchers from Michigan State University invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app. This app can give accurate readings on an iPhone with...

These 3 things are critical for lifespan of U.S. adults

In a new study, researchers found that heart health, brain health, and metabolic health are critical for the lifespan of American adults. Heart disease remains...

You can have blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into your 70s

In a recent study, researchers found that having the blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into one’s 70s is difficult but possible in Western...

Why people with diabetes need to pay attention to their cholesterol test

For patients who take diabetes medications, fasting before having blood drawn for cholesterol tests contributes to low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. The study appears in...

Is it safe for women with heart disease to be pregnant?

Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant? Usually, according to ten-year results from the ROPAC registry reported in a late breaking science...

Optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term. The...

What you need to know about HIV/AIDS today

More than 60,000 Canadians and 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. In the early days of HIV and AIDS, there was enormous fear...

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