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    1. Could Wine, Chocolate Protect the Heart From Smog?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests. The researchers found that elderly men were less likely to experience chang

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    2. Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otherwise healthy people on the verge of burning out are more likely to develop heart disease, according to new research. Those suffering from so-called vital exhaustion -- a toxic combination of fatigue, irritability an

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    3. Experimental Cholesterol Drug Effective: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications. That's the conclusion of a clinical trial pr

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    4. Deaths from High BP, Irregular Heartbeat Up

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from heart disease are dropping, but deaths related to high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats are on the rise, a new government study finds. From 2000 to 2010, the overall death rate from heart disease dropp

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    5. Too Much of This May Raise Dementia Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly a

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    6. Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Heart Unwelcome Buzz

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests. Blood vessel function in labo

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    7. Common BP Drug May Lower Lou Gehrig's Disease Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medications commonly used to lower blood pressure might also lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers suggest. In fact, those who took particular d

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    8. Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests. In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition,

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    9. Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds. However, they still have an increased risk of de

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    10. 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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