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    1. Warfarin Brain Bleed Risk: Higher Than Thought?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used blood thinner warfarin -- also known as Coumadin -- may raise the risk of severe bleeding inside the skull by much more than previously thought, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from nearl

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    2. Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On rare occasions, a very joyful event might harm your heart, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that extreme emotions such as grief, anger and fear can trigger chest pain and breathlessness, heart attack,

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    3. One Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as an hour after sipping a glass of wine or enjoying a cocktail, your risk of heart trouble and stroke may go up, new research suggests. The good news is that within 24 hours, that same alcoholic beverage

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    4. A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may be good for your heart health, new research suggests. The study found that people who drank a cup of tea each day were 35 percent less likely to have a heart attack or other

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    5. Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your day-to-day job could influence your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study reports. Middle-aged employees working in sales, office or food service jobs appear to have more risk factors that can harm heart he

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    6. Healthy Arteries After 80 May Lower Dementia Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans whose arteries are clear of calcium buildup appear less likely than others to suffer from heart disease or dementia, according to new research. University of Pittsburgh researchers found that among peo

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    7. Can You Exercise With Atrial Fibrillation?

      Exercise is good for your heart, right? But if you rev up your heart rate, will that trigger the irregular pattern of atrial fibrillation (AFib)? Don't worry too much. Experts say physical activity is usually good for people with AFib. Doctors clear many people with this heart condition to start exe

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    8. College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher BP

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who regularly binge drink have elevated blood pressure compared to those who drink occasionally, and could wind up with high blood pressure, researchers warn in a new study. Among binge-drinking young adults

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    9. Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The once-maligned egg may not be a heartbreaker after all, new research suggests. Finnish researchers say that even carriers of a gene -- called APOE4 -- that increases sensitivity to dietary cholesterol don't seem to have a

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    10. Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report. Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a signif

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