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  1. Curry Spice May Thwart Heart Failure

    Feb. 26, 2008 -- Curcumin, an ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, may help prevent heart failure. That's according to two new studies done on rats, not people. In both studies, researchers gave curcumin to rats. The rats then got surgery or drugs designed to put them at risk of heart failure. Th

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  2. More Elderly Living With Heart Failure

    Feb. 25, 2008 -- Although the number of older Americans newly diagnosed with heart failure has declined slightly in recent years, a new study shows more people are living with the disease. But researchers say that trend is both good news and bad news. Thanks to advances in treatment, researchers say

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  3. Leaky Muscles Sap Strength, Study Shows

    Feb. 11, 2008 -- Exercise is good for you, but overdoing it may temporarily sap muscles of calcium and strength, a new study shows. "The study does not mean exercise is bad for you," Columbia University's Andrew Marks, MD, says in a news release. The findings might do more than explain why muscles n

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  4. Crestor May Not Cut Heart Failure Death

    Nov. 28, 2007 -- Crestor, a statin drug that lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol, may not reduce heart deaths in heart failure patients. Researchers report that news after studying some 5,000 heart failure patients in Europe, Russia, and South Africa. The findings appear in tomorrow's edition of The New

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  5. Exercise Away Heart Failure

    Nov. 8, 2007 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Exercise can spur the growth of new cells to mend weakened muscles and spur the growth of blood vessels in people with heart failure, according to two new studies. "People with heart failure can regain 70% of their exercise capacity if they stick to an exercise progra

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  6. Whole Grains Cut Heart Failure Risk

    Oct. 22, 2007 -- Starting the day with whole-grain cereal may lower the risk of heart failure in the long run. A new study shows men who eat whole-grain breakfast cereal regularly are less likely to develop heart failure than those who eat it rarely or never. Heart failure is a condition in which th

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  7. ICDs Cut Deaths by 20%

    Aug. 20, 2007 -- ICDs in patients with heart failure cut death rates by 20%. But most patients never actually get a therapeutic jolt from their heart-shock implants, a new report finds. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators -- ICDs -- are lifesavers for people at high risk of sudden cardiac death.

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  8. Fitness May Aid Heart Failure Patients

    June 11, 2007 -- Aerobic exercise such as walking or bicycling may help heart failure patients, according to a new research review. But before starting an exercise program, heart failure patients should seek their doctor's help, notes an editorial published with the review in the Journal of the Amer

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  9. Stem Cells May Treat Heart Failure

    March 26, 2007 (New Orleans) -- Scientists have successfully used stem cells to treat people with heart failure and heart attacks. In one study, direct injections of stem cells into injured heart muscle helped people with heart failure to breathe better, walk farther, and generally feel better, says

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  10. Meditation May Benefit Heart Patients

    March 7, 2007 -- Regular meditation is known to relieve stress, and now early research suggests that it can benefit patients with congestive heart failure. The small pilot study included 23 recently hospitalized black patients. Thirteen were taught the techniques of Transcendental Meditation (TM) an

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