News tagged with risk of heart disease

Should everyone over 65 take a statin?

(HealthDay)—Men and women over 65 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease but don't have any known heart problems might benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study suggests.

Aug 28, 2013
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New study confirms need for state smoke-free laws

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the CDC Foundation's new study released in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, which found smoke-free laws in nine states had no impact ...

Aug 02, 2013
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New study on US health an urgent call to action

(Medical Xpress)—The American Heart Association today says a new study, "The State of U.S. Health, 1990-2010: Burdens of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors" released in The Journal of the American Medical Association is a w ...

Jul 12, 2013
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Development of new diabetes drug halted by maker

(HealthDay)—The development of what might have become a significant diabetes drug has been halted by its maker amid concerns that the medication raises the risk for fractures, kidney problems and heart ...

Jul 10, 2013
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