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Stars Strut on the Runway for Women’s Heart Health

Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — Actress Denise Richards wowed the crowd in scarlet, while Today show host Ann Curry hit the catwalk in fire-engine red. Oprah Winfrey’s best-friend-forever, talk show host Gayle King, sashayed in a cherry Donna Karan … Read more

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

‘Western’ Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A Western-type diet that’s high in red and processed meats, saturated fats and sweets is associated with an increased risk of kidney function decline, a new study reveals. Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, … Read more

Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) — About one-fourth of all black men and women carry a genetic mutation that dramatically reduces their risk for coronary artery disease, new research reveals. Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link. The mutation … Read more

Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Heavy smokers of childbearing age — especially women who have not been pregnant — may face a modest increase in their risk of developing breast cancer, a new study suggests. Association only noted for … Read more

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treating heart disease and stroke in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years, to $818 billion, a new report says. Will triple by 2030, report says; … Read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Can Help Cut Women’s Heart Disease Risk

Lowering Blood Pressure Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Many middle-aged women could significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by lowering their blood pressure, researchers say. 15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds. High … Read more

Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD

Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely today than in the past to die from cardiovascular disease or other conditions that are not respiratory ailments, a new Swedish study has found. Expert … Read more

Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Among long-term breast cancer survivors, those who were treated with radiotherapy before 1984 appear to face much higher rates of death due to heart disease, new French-Swiss research indicates. Survivors who had radiotherapy decades … Read more