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Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?
Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests...
Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital
Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that patients are more likely to die of a certain type of heart attack if they suffer it in a hospital while being treated for non-cardiac condi...
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza is a nasty virus in its own right. But, it might also increase a person's risk of suffering a life-threatening tear in the body's most important artery, a n...
Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study
Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women who've had at least five children are much more likely to develop a certain type of heart trouble than those who've ...
Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight
Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new study finds that people who used a popular o...
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Driving "bad" LDL cholesterol down to extremely low levels with a combination drug appears to significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes in high...
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog? MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests. The rese...
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Police face a higher risk of sudden cardiac death when they're restraining or chasing suspects or engaging in altercations, compared to routine dut...
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine users can have abnormal blood flow in the heart that is hard to detect, which can put them at increased risk for heart disease or death, a new study warns. Rese...
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Improved coordination between paramedics and hospitals can reduce heart attack deaths nearly fivefold by getting patients quicker treatment, ...