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Why Do Black Women Have A Higher Risk of Death from...

Among a group of women with symptoms of angina who were tested for a suspected coronary blockage, nearly 3 times as many black women...

Cell dysfunction linked to obesity and metabolic disorders

By measuring the radioactive isotope carbon-14, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have revealed an association between lipid cell dysfunction and diseases such as obesity, diabetes...

Altered gene protects some African-Americans from coronary artery disease

A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere has discovered that a single alteration in the genetic code of about a fourth of African-Americans helps protect them from coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in Americans of all ra...

Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea reduces daytime drowsiness

DETROIT -- Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's sleep and therefore are less drowsy during the day, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study...

Smoking accounts for up to 60 percent of gender gap in...

Smoking accounts for up to 60% of the gender gap in death rates across Europe, and kills twice as many men as alcohol, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The reasons why women have been outliving men in developed European countr...

Chinese study suggests that alcohol increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease

Among a large number of Chinese men presenting with chest pain or EKG changes, sequential subjects undergoing cardiac angiography were evaluated for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) lesions according to their reported recent alcohol intake....

Statins don’t prove useful for general pediatric lupus population

ATLANTA, GA -- Lupus puts children at higher risk for coronary artery disease when they become adults, but routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, according to the largest st...

Studies show everolimus-eluting stent implantation reduces restenosis and repeat revasculariztion

Two new studies have determined that everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation reduced the incidence of restenosis and repeat revascularization in patients with calcified culprit lesions, and had fewer clinical events. Results show the rate of maj...

New studies highlight obesity’s impact on gastrointestinal health

San Antonio, Texas (October 18, 2010) -- The association between obesity and gastrointestinal-related cancers and coronary artery disease; the link between an overweight or obese body mass index and the severity of Crohn's disease; and whether infl...

Study: Waist circumference, not BMI, is best predictor of future cardiovascular...

Athens, Ga. -- A new long-term study published by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia suggests that waist circumference, ...

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