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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

Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says

Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — About one in 10 infants develops a vascular birthmark at birth or soon after. Though typically harmless, some may need treatment because of location and growth patterns, a dermatologist suggests. Because of size and … Read more

A Kiss: Miracle for your Health

A Kiss:  Miracle for your Health

Love cannot be deprived of a passionate kiss, is it too exaggerative in your opinion? Possibly you think the importance of a kiss in love is overstated in this way. But you must change your mind on it after reading … 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

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages and 79 million people have what doctors call “prediabetes,” according to 2011 estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read more

Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Doctors administering deep brain stimulation to control a patient’s severe pain report that they discovered the treatment consistently lowered the man’s hard-to-control high blood pressure. Doctors stumbled on effect when treating hypertensive man for … Read more

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treating heart disease and stroke in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years, to $818 billion, a new report says. Will triple by 2030, report says; … Read more

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Stroke rates have increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put these … Read more

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

SATURDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) — Five simple steps can help lower your risk of heart disease, says a leading expert on preventive cardiology. Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay. About 58 million Americans have … Read more

Age Does Not Decrease Sexual Satisfaction

Age Does Not Decrease Sexual Satisfaction

In a new survey published in the February 2006 issue of the British Journal of Urology it appears men in their 50′s are more satisfied with their sex lives than men in their thirties and forties. The survey asked 1185 … Read more