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    1. Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests. "We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cance

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    2. After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes G

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    3. Could 'Star Trek'-Like Health Device Be Near?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Beam us up, Scotty!" U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and e

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    4. BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests. Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure readi

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    5. Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An updated guideline adds two new types of drugs to the list of treatment options for heart failure. In people with the condition, the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. The two new treatments in the updated

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    6. Could Potatoes Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Consuming four or more servings of po

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    7. Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest. Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 perc

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    8. Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High BP

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with

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    9. Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even an ounce of alcohol a day might alter heart function if you have high blood pressure, researchers report. For someone with high blood pressure, drinking -- even in small amounts -- can impair functioning of the lower

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    10. App May Help Patients Track Irregular Heartbeat

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app might offer an alternative for certain patients with an irregular heartbeat who must take risky blood-thinning medication every day to lower their risk for stroke. New research suggests some people with atrial

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