Cardiology

Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias

Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study by a team of medical researchers at New York Institute of Technology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sickle cell trait tied to increased pulmonary embolism risk

(HealthDay)—For African-Americans, sickle cell trait is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, but not deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of Thrombosis and ...

Cancer

Early hormone therapy may be safe for women's hearts

(HealthDay)—Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.

Health

Major women's health study paid big dividends

(HealthDay)— A comprehensive look at the decade-old "estrogen study"—the U.S. government-sponsored trial that turned the tables on assumptions about hormone replacement therapy—suggests there can be a billion-dollar ...

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