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FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart […]

11/25/2013

Testosterone treatments linked with heart risks

CHICAGO (AP) — A big new study says older men who use testosterone supplements may face increased risks for heart attacks, strokes and death. Those risks were seen in veterans with low testosterone levels and […]

11/05/2013

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Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk […]

07/22/2013

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Aspirin may prevent melanoma in women

We know aspirin relieves pain and prevents heart attacks. Now we learn through a new study it may also help reduce a woman’s risk for melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

Health effects of unemployment

CHICAGO (AP) – New research shows unemployment hurts more than your wallet; it may damage your heart. That’s according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers. The increased odds weren’t huge, […]

11/19/2012

Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease […]

11/06/2012

Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study in Miami and Baltimore, stem cells donated by strangers proved as […]

11/05/2012

Surgery seems best for heart disease in diabetics

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research shows that people with diabetes and several clogged heart arteries fare better with bypass surgery instead of having stents placed to prop open their blood vessels. Doctors compared […]

11/05/2012

'Lone Ranger' crew member drowns on LA-area set

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities are investigating the apparently drowning of a crew member who was working on a set for upcoming “The Lone Ranger” film. Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says a 48-year-old man was […]

09/21/2012

New study on fish oil supplements (audio)

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds fish oil supplements, widely touted for their ability to improve heart health, may not be as useful in protecting the heart as once […]

09/13/2012

Michael Clarke Duncan's services set for next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Clarke Duncan’s life will be celebrated with a public casket viewing and a private service next week. Duncan spokeswoman Joy Fehily said Wednesday that the Oscar-nominated actor’s casket will be […]

09/05/2012