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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries May Signal This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs looked at people with non-obstru

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  5. Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bl

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  6. Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell trouble. "The main danger is that when someone comes to the hospital with a more severe o

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  7. Home BP Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices. On average, researchers found, the readings were slightly inaccurate in up to 15 percent of patients. The readings were

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  8. Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

    Oct. 24, 2014 -- Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough that could save the lives of many more people in need of a heart transplant. Surgeons at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital say they've discovered how to use hearts that have stopped beating, rather than relying on still-beating hearts

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  9. Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows. High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Assoc

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  10. Mediterranean Diet Linked to Heart Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The study compared a low-fat diet to a Mediterranean diet -- a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fru

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