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Scientists explain stress-heart attack link

Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess.

Jun 22, 2014
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Fuel smoke linked to cardiovascular issues

(Medical Xpress)—Rural households in developing countries often rely on burning biomass, such as wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops, to cook and heat their homes. The practice is long known ...

Aug 06, 2013
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Genetic factor holds key to blood vessel health

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a genetic factor that prevents blockages from forming in blood vessels, a discovery that could lead to new therapies for cardiovascular diseases.

Nov 19, 2012
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