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  1. Safer Implanted Defibrillators on the Horizon?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death

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  2. Health Highlights: May 6, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns About Breast Cancer Drug Name Confusion The generic names of two breast cancer drugs can cause confusion and lead to dosing errors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. One drug'

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  3. Mediterranean Diet May Help Even if No Weight Lost

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Men at high risk for heart disease might reduce their "bad" cholesterol by eating a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, even if they don't lose weight, a small new study suggests. The study included 19 men, aged 24 to 62, with me

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  4. Can Secondhand Smoke Hurt Teen Girls' Cholesterol?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke at home appears to lower teen girls' levels of the "good" cholesterol -- the substance that reduces heart disease risk, researchers report. The new study included more than 1,000 male and female te

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  5. Kcentra Approved for Bleeding in Heart Patients

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acute bleeding in adults after administration of the anti-clotting drug warfarin and similar products.

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  6. 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Heart Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report. The higher the levels of the compound -- ca

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  7. Alternative Treatments May Help Cut Blood Pressure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative treatments like transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests. But only one method that does not involve medication -- aerobic

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  8. Hard Physical Labor May Boost Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Demanding physical work may boost a person's risk of heart disease, two new studies suggest. "Physicians know that high stress can be associated with increased risk of heart disease," said one expert not connected to the stud

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  9. Treatment Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic heart failure might benefit from a combination of "shock waves" to the heart and an infusion of their own bone marrow cells, an early study suggests. The therapy is still experimental, and experts said much mo

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  10. Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Faster heart rates in otherwise healthy men could be a harbinger of an earlier death, even among those who exercise, a new Danish study suggests. The finding provides more evidence of the potential danger lurking in the bodies

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