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Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.
In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the two patients were blood […]


Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

April 14, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.
Duke University researchers found that among nearly 16,000 U.S. adults followed […]


Divorce Tied to Higher Chance of Heart Attack in Study

April 14, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.
Duke University researchers found that among nearly 16,000 U.S. adults followed […]


Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.
A new study finds that even though a large percentage fail to take the potentially life-saving medications as prescribed, the intervention of […]


To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.
“Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone,” report committee chair Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry […]


Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

April 9, 2015

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About a third of Americans say they specifically buy foods labeled “low” or “reduced salt or sodium” when they’re grocery shopping, a new study finds.
The results are encouraging, nutrition experts say, because too much salt in the diet can raise heart risks. However, more must be done to […]


Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

April 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 220,000 people in Sweden who suffered a stroke between 2001 and 2012. They found that stroke patients were up […]


Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study

April 7, 2015

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes that have no other known cause, a new study suggests.
This pouch in the heart’s left atrial chamber — called a left atrial septal pouch — was first discovered in 2010 by cardiologists at the University […]


New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

April 6, 2015

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts.
In 2011, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) issued new guidelines on reducing heart disease in […]


Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

April 6, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.
People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest — when the heart stops beating — had good outcomes in terms of quality of […]




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