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  1. Oil Blend, Yogurt Help Blood Pressure

    Sept. 19, 2012 -- A blend of sesame and rice bran oil, or making low-fat yogurt a small part of your diet, may help your blood pressure and boost heart health, according to two new studies. The first study showed a sesame and rice bran oil blend reduced blood pressure almost as well as a commonly us

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  2. Parkinson's Drug Mirapex Under Safety Review

    Sept. 19, 2012 -- The FDA is investigating a possible risk of heart failure linked to Mirapex, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. Officials say recent studies suggest a potential raised risk of heart failure with the use of Mirapex, but further review of research is

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  3. Fish Oil Fizzles for Fighting Heart Attack, Stroke

    Sept. 11, 2012 -- Millions of people take over-the-counter omega-3 supplements to improve their heart health, but new evidence questions their benefit. Researchers looked at 20 studies involving nearly 70,000 people, many of whom were heart patients. Adding omega-3 to their diet did not appear to lo

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  4. Common Painkillers May Be Risky After Heart Attack

    Sept. 10, 2012 -- Heart attack survivors who take commonly used pain relievers have a higher risk of dying or having another heart attack, new research shows. The Danish study adds to the evidence linking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltar

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  5. Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

    Sept. 6, 2012 -- The number of adults who say they have had high cholesterol at some point in their lives has gone up, and that may not be a bad thing, according to the CDC. A new survey of adults nationwide suggests that they are learning the importance of checking their cholesterol. This awareness

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  6. Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health

    Sept. 6, 2012 -- Much research has touted the health benefits that come from drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Now, a new study may extend some of these benefits to teetotalers. Non-alcoholic red wine may be even more effective at lowering blood pressure in men who are high risk for heart attac

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  7. Household Chemical Linked to Heart Disease

    Sept. 4, 2012 -- A chemical known as PFOA, found in common household products, may be linked with heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, according to new research. "Even at the low exposure levels of PFOAs found in most Americans, there is a positive association between increasing lev

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  8. New Test Helps Decide if Heart Patient Needs Stent

    Aug. 28, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- A technique that measures blood flow through clogged arteries can better tell which heart patients need angioplasty and stenting to open clogged heart arteries, researchers say. The technique is called fractional flow reserve, or FFR. It involves inserting a wire i

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  9. Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack: Know Your Symptoms

    Aug. 21, 2012 -- Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, 50, advised women via her web site on Monday to learn the symptoms of heart attack and heed them after revealing she ignored her own and now feels ''lucky to be here." O'Donnell suffered what she called a "widow maker" heart attack a week ago, she tol

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  10. Higher BPA Levels, More Heart Disease?

    Aug. 15, 2012 -- People who have higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine may be more likely to have narrowing of their coronary arteries, a new study shows. BPA has been used for more than 40 years in food packaging, metal food and beverage can liners, and many other products.

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