Heart Disease

US Approves First-of-Its-Kind Implant for Sleep Apnea

US Approves First-of-Its-Kind Implant for Sleep Apnea

  WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 (AFP) – US regulators have approved a first-of-its-kind implant that can help ward off moderate to severe sleep apnea, a chronic disorder which affects up ...

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US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Skin

US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Skin

  WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 (AFP) – For the first time, US researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path towards helping doctors treat ...

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Alternative Treatment for Cholesterol Shows Promise

Alternative Treatment for Cholesterol Shows Promise

  WASHINGTON, March 30, 2014 (AFP) – An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate ...

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Air Pollution Killed Seven Million People in 2012: WHO

Air Pollution Killed Seven Million People in 2012: WHO

  GENEVA, March 24, 2014 (AFP) – Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency ...

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WHO Recommends Halving Daily Sugar Intake in Fight Against Obesity

WHO Recommends Halving Daily Sugar Intake in Fight Against Obesity

  GENEVA, March 5, 2014 (AFP) – The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like ...

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