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Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

May 28, 2015

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — They may live in the “City That Never Sleeps,” but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot — an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows.
That estimate may be low, the study authors added, because the data was largely based on what people […]


Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

May 27, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Poorer black people under age 50 are more than three times as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular ailment as black people with the highest wealth, a new study suggests.
Analyzing data from more than 5,300 black Americans, researchers also found that […]


Don’t Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

May 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.
While patients with three or four heart risk factors should still be given beta-blockers before an operation, people with no risk for heart disease shouldn’t […]


The Facts About Newer Birth Control Pills and Blood Clot Risk

May 27, 2015

Newer forms of the birth control pill—brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen—are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.


COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.
However, COPD doesn’t increase the risk of stroke, the researchers said.
COPD is a term used to describe the diseases […]


Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The cluster of heart risk factors known as the “metabolic syndrome” might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.
Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditions — including a large waist size, high […]


Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

May 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.
The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of stroke over almost a decade went down by about one-third.
But, lead […]


Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death or stroke after carotid artery stenting varies widely among U.S. hospitals, with the odds four times higher at some medical centers than others, new research suggests.
The carotid arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain. After opening a blocked carotid artery, physicians often […]


Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While chest pain sends many people to the nearest hospital emergency department, most patients may not need a costly hospital stay as a result, a new study suggests.
According to a news release from Ohio State University, chest pain sends more than 7 million Americans to the ER every […]


Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

May 15, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.
The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who’d gone through menopause before age 44 […]



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