Heart Disease

Vegetable Fat Not the Route to a Healthy Heart: Study

Vegetable Fat Not the Route to a Healthy Heart: Study

    Paris, France – Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study ...

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Broken Hearts at Higher Risk of Failing: Study

Broken Hearts at Higher Risk of Failing: Study

  Paris, France – The death of a life partner may trigger an irregular heartbeat, itself potentially life-threatening, said new research into the risk of dying from a broken heart. A ...

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Pig Hearts May Save Human Lives: Researchers

Pig Hearts May Save Human Lives: Researchers

  Paris, France – One day, cardiac patients may enjoy a new lease on life with pig hearts beating in their chests, said researchers reporting a major advance in cross-species organ transplantation. ...

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Cholesterol Drug Fails to Improve Heart Health: Study

Cholesterol Drug Fails to Improve Heart Health: Study

  Washington, United States – An experimental drug that greatly increases levels of “good” cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found, leaving researchers shocked and disappointed. ...

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Happiness Can Break Your Heart: Doctors

Happiness Can Break Your Heart: Doctors

  Paris, France – Joyful events — the birth of a child, a big win by your team — can trigger a dangerous condition called the “broken heart syndrome”, doctors and ...

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US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

  Miami, United States – Nearly 10,000 more people died of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States last year than in 2013, a significant rise of 8.1 percent, according to US ...

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Coffee-Drinkers Less likely to Die from Certain Diseases

Coffee-Drinkers Less likely to Die from Certain Diseases

  Miami, United States – People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease, ...

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