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ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans seeking emergency care for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study f...
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional stress is more likely to physically impact younger women with heart disease compared to men with heart disease and seniors of both genders, new research shows....
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholestero...
Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs
Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A kiss isn't just a kiss: It's also an opportunity to transfer millions of germs. That's the word from new Dutch research that suggests 10 seconds of lip lock can transl...
Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says
Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage vascular disease may lead to impotence for men later in life, a new study says. "Erectile function can be a window into men's cardiovascular a...
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do...
Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar
Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new ...
Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis
Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests. The study included 206 people with hip ...
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study. The research included 39 older adults with no t...
Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble
Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study sugges...