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    1. Experimental Cholesterol Drug Effective: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications. That's the conclusion of a clinical trial pr

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    2. Deaths from High BP, Irregular Heartbeat Up

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from heart disease are dropping, but deaths related to high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats are on the rise, a new government study finds. From 2000 to 2010, the overall death rate from heart disease dropp

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    3. Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Heart Unwelcome Buzz

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests. Blood vessel function in labo

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    4. Too Much of This May Raise Dementia Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly a

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    5. Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds. However, they still have an increased risk of de

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    6. Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests. In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition,

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    7. Common BP Drug May Lower Lou Gehrig's Disease Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medications commonly used to lower blood pressure might also lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers suggest. In fact, those who took particular d

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    8. Why Eating Less Red Meat May Help Your Heart

      Nov. 7, 2014 -- Saturated fat in red meat has long been linked to heart disease. But new research suggests it might not be the only culprit. Bacteria in the intestines convert carnitine, a protein building block that's especially plentiful in beef, lamb, and venison, into compounds that speed up har

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    9. Research: 'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even among people who live well into their 90s, those with a particular gene variant may survive the longest, a new study finds. The variant is in a gene known as CETP, and researchers have known for more than a decade that

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    10. Irregular Heartbeat Ups Risk for 'Silent Strokes'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review suggests. Silent strokes have no signs or symptoms, but can affect thinking and me

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