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More than half of older Americans take aspirin daily

2015-04-26 00:05
Over half of older Americans take aspirin daily

More than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent stroke, heart attack, and other serious illnesses.

Study lead author Craig Williams, a pharmacotherapy specialist at Oregon State University in Portland, said most adults appear to begin a daily aspirin regimen

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Divorced women at increased risk of heart attack

2015-04-18 19:11
Divorced women at increased risk of heart attack

Divorcees are more likely to have a heart attack than their married counterparts, but divorced women are more likely than men to have a heart attack, according to a new study.

Researchers from Duke University analyzed data from 15,827 people aged 45 to 80 who were followed biennially from 1992 to 2010.

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ACP says no to heart screening for low-risk adults

2015-03-18 15:06
ACP recommends no heart screening for low-risk adults

Adults at low risk of developing heart disease do not benefit from heart screening with electrocardiography, stress electrocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), according to a new article from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

The ACP reached its conclusion based on a systematic review and recommendations from the U. S.

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Nuts may reduce risk of death from heart disease

2015-03-02 19:13
Nuts may reduce risk of death from heart disease

A new study suggests that eating nuts may help people live longer by reducing the risk of death from heart disease.

The study evaluated three large cohorts, one of which included more than 70,000 U.S. residents of African and European descent who were predominately of low socioeconomic status.

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Have we been deceived about cholesterol lowering drugs?

2015-02-20 21:44
Independent researchers claim stain studies have been deceptive.

A new analysis of studies suggests cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may not be as effective for preventing heart attack and stroke as we have been lead to believe. According to an expert review, the drugs do lower cholesterol. But claims about how well the drugs prevent heart disease have been exaggerated.

Dr. David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and Dr.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Why your heart wants you to turn that frown upside down

2015-01-11 15:46
Optimism leads to better heart health

Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.

Scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne found the association between heart health and being update when they studied the association among 5100 adults.

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