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Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

In an exciting new clinical trial, neural stem cell therapy was used to treat a stroke patient for the first time. Read More


A Stressful Job Raises a Woman's Risk of Heart Disease

A Stressful Job Raises a Woman's Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study conducted at the Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts compared women in highly stressful occupations compared to women in less stressful occupations and found that stress had a significant impact on health. Read More


Can Less Exercise Actually Be Better for You?

Can Less Exercise Actually Be Better for You?

Can less exercise actually be better for you? Yes, if it is the right kind of exercise. Read More


New Treatment for Heart Rhythm Disorders

New Treatment for Heart Rhythm Disorders

Treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, according to a landmark study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More


Four Predictors of Long Life

Four Predictors of Long Life

Evidence is mounting that some rather surprising attributes and habits of a person's life can pretty well foretell whether that man or woman will live to a ripe old age. Here are four of them: -- Having strong legs. Leg strength translates into good flexibility, balance and endurance, which a... Read More


Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Replacing saturated fat in one's diet with polyunsaturated fat appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, a new investigative breakthrough reveals. Read More


Treadmill Exercise Helps Patients With Leg-Artery Disease

Treadmill Exercise Helps Patients With Leg-Artery Disease

Patients with leg arteries partly or fully blocked by plaque, a condition that hinders walking and often produces debilitating leg pain, had their walking endurance and quality of life boosted by treadmill exercise, according to a recent study. The condition, known as peripheral artery dis... Read More


As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health

As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health

Many studies are showing a persistent connection between gum disease and other ailments that afflict corners of the body far afield from the teeth. Specifically, when gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) or full-blown periodontal disease is present, it's often the case that doctors find that ... Read More


Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Sleep apnea – in which a sleeping person repeatedly ceases breathing for intervals – restricts the brain’s blood flow and raises its blood pressure, eventually disrupting the brain’s ability to control these dynamics and shield itself from damage, a recent study showed... Read More


Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who walk faster, according to research published on bmj.com. The authors say the findings highlight the importance of fitness in preserving life and function during old age. Read More


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