Heart Disease

Specific Levels of Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Troubles

Specific Levels of Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Troubles

  Miami, United States – Low vitamin D levels have long been associated with heart problems, but researchers said they have identified a specific danger level for increased risk of heart ...

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Trailblazing Trial for Brittle-bone Disease

Trailblazing Trial for Brittle-bone Disease

  Paris, France – Foetuses burdened with a crippling form of brittle-bone disease will receive stem-cell treatment early next year in a pioneering trial, the lead researcher told AFP. Stem cells ...

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Most Americans’ Hearts are Older than their Actual Years

Most Americans’ Hearts are Older than their Actual Years

  Miami, United States – Three out of four Americans’ hearts are older than their chronological age, raising the risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, officials said. An online ...

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DOH Spearheads Advocacy Against Thyroid Diseases

DOH Spearheads Advocacy Against Thyroid Diseases

  The Department of Health (DOH), the Philippine Thyroid Association (PTA), and Merck Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to join forces and raise awareness of thyroid diseases. The ...

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More Evidence that Fried Food Raises Heart Attack Risk

More Evidence that Fried Food Raises Heart Attack Risk

  Miami, United States – People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US ...

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Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

  Paris, France – Scientists said Wednesday they had taken a key step towards stem cell therapy for rare mitochondrial disorders, passed on from mother to child. They “corrected” harmful mitochondria ...

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Australian Gets Fatal ‘One-In-A-Million’ Brain Disease

Australian Gets Fatal ‘One-In-A-Million’ Brain Disease

  Sydney, Australia – An Australian has been diagnosed with a deadly “one-in-a-million” degenerative brain condition, but authorities Wednesday stressed it was unrelated to mad cow disease and not contagious. The ...

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Malnutrition Brings A Terrible Disease To Children In Niger

Malnutrition Brings A Terrible Disease To Children In Niger

  Zinder, Niger – Mourdja’s nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives ...

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Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests

Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests

  Paris, France – New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled ...

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