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Abused childhood links to heart disease risk in adulthood

Abused childhood links to heart disease risk in adulthood

That is the latest study links the girl risk of heart risk and stroke to childhood sex abuse. Accordingly, girls who report having had forced sex at a young age have an increased risk of heart disease as adults, the … Read more

Stars Strut on the Runway for Women’s Heart Health

Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — Actress Denise Richards wowed the crowd in scarlet, while Today show host Ann Curry hit the catwalk in fire-engine red. Oprah Winfrey’s best-friend-forever, talk show host Gayle King, sashayed in a cherry Donna Karan … Read more

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women

New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women

MONDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) — A therapy to prevent heart failure is twice as effective in women as in men, a new study finds. CRT-D device led to 72% reduction in death among female patients, study found. It’s the … Read more

Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — While the causes of type 1 diabetes aren’t known for certain, a new analysis backs the possibility that cold-like viruses might trigger the disease. Along with other factors, these viruses may trigger the disease, … Read more

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study debunks the idea that the cholesterol-fighting drugs known as statins work better in people with high levels of a certain protein and may not work at all in those with low … Read more

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — Trauma centers may not give the same high-quality care to severely injured elderly patients as they provide to younger patients, according to a new study. Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for … Read more

Will Loss of Lethal Injection Drug Harm Surgical Patients?

Will Loss of Lethal Injection Drug Harm Surgical Patients?

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — Anesthesiologists say they have grave concerns over a decision by a drug manufacturer to halt production of a long-used and powerful anesthetic because of the medication’s use in lethal injections in prison executions. Experts … Read more

Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) — About one-fourth of all black men and women carry a genetic mutation that dramatically reduces their risk for coronary artery disease, new research reveals. Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link. The mutation … Read more

Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — A stress management program based on cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease, Swedish researchers report. Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and … Read more