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American teens getting early start on heart disease risk, survey says

Teens Heart Disease - LA Times

The proportion of American adolescents who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and are free of risk factors for future heart disease is "alarmingly low," says a major new survey of teen health.


Stress hormone heart death link

Stress hormone heart death link

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are closely linked to death from cardiovascular disease, a Dutch study has found.


Former VP Dick Cheney gets new heart device

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, has had a new heart pump implanted to combat congestive heart failure, he said in a statement on Wednesday.


Dick Cheney Released From Hospital After Heart Trouble

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been discharged from the hospital after his latest bout with heart-related trouble.

Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday after reporting that he was not feeling well. He underwent testing and ultimately received medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease.

His office said on Sunday that the former vice president's condition has improved considerably, and he left the hospital as expected on Monday.


Smoke ban 'cutting heart attacks'

There were 1,200 fewer hospital admissions for heart attacks in England in the year after the smoking ban was introduced, a study suggests.


Short people at higher risk of heart problems

Short people at higher risk of heart problems

Short people have a 50 percent higher risk of having a heart problem or dying from one, when compared to tall people, a new study says, though weight, blood pressure and smoking habits remain more important factors.


Study challenges notion that moderate drinking protects heart

People who drink moderately tend to have a higher social status, exercise more, suffer less depression and enjoy superior health overall compared ...


Password Tattoos To Keep Pacemakers Safer From Hackers

Password Tattoos To Keep Pacemakers Safer From Hackers

Some pacemakers are accessible wirelessly for reprogramming, but the trouble is that this easy access could be abused maliciously. Sure, passwords would keep the devices safer from such intrusions, but the patient could forget or lose those. Solution? Password tattoos.


'Good fat' cuts heart risk by 20%

Replacing saturated fats with healthier options can cut the risk of heart disease by a fifth, a US study says.


California Restaurants Can't Use Trans Fat As Of January 1

California Restaurants Can't Use Trans Fat As Of January 1

California will bar restaurants from cooking with trans fat beginning New Year's Day, becoming the first state to crack down on the substance tied to clogged arteries, strokes and coronary heart disease.

The ban is hailed by supporters as a way to protect diners who routinely have not been aware of consuming trans fat at some restaurants because they don't see the meals cooked or the ingredients used.


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