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    1. Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep deprivation and an abnormal sleep cycle may increase the risk of heart disease, especially for shift workers, a small study suggests. "In humans, as in all mammals, almost all physiological and behavioral processes, i

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    2. This Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients' risk of hospitalization, a new study shows. "Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and midd

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    3. Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure. The findings stem from a review of 17 studies conducted around the world. Each assessed a possible link between blood pressure

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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