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Genetics, Genetics, Behavior, Physical, Traits, Personality, Biostatistics

Type A Personality Is Not Linked to Heart Disease in Large Study

Although human genes contribute significantly to a person's health and behavior, these two kinds of traits aren't closely linked at all.

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Harvard Medical School, Harvard Heart Letter, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Heart Attack, Stroke, Heart Surgery

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Afflict Those Battling Heart Disease

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn't limited to soldiers or witnesses of a horrifying event. It can also appear after a heart attack, a stroke, or heart surgery. Not only does PTSD cause emotional and psychological distress, it may also slow recovery and hasten the progression of heart disease, reports the August issue of the Harvard Heart Letter.

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Hyperactivity, Adolescents, Heart Disease, Risk Behaviors

Hyperactive Girls May Face More Heart Disease Risk as Adults

Hyperactive girls are more likely to develop hints of heart problems later in life, according to a new Finnish study that tracked 708 kids into young adulthood. However, it's not clear if there's a direct cause-and-effect link.

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Heart Disease, Cholesterol, LDL, International Symposium On Atherosclerosis, Christie Ballantyne, Statin

Biggest Reduction in Bad Cholesterol Ever Achieved in a Clinical Trial

Research conducted at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston shows a 70 percent reduction in LDL-c, or bad cholesterol, using a combination therapy of two statin drugs. This is the largest reduction in bad cholesterol ever seen in a statin clinical trial.

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Heart, Attack, Shock, Angioplasty, Bypass, Artery, Blood, Cardiology

Some Patients with Heart Attack Shock Survive Years After Aggressive Treatment

Despite advances in treatment, people with a heart attack who survive the first hit and get to a hospital remain in danger.

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Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Men's Health Watch, Artery, Arterial Disease, Exercise, Heart Attack, Stroke

Exercise Essential for the Health of Your Arteries

Arterial diseases are responsible for heart attacks and strokes, the first and third leading causes of death in American men. To keep your arteries healthy, a regular exercise program is essential, reports the June issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.

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Go Red For Women, Heart Disease

5 Simple Steps for Women and Heart Disease Prevention

The American Heart Association's Go Red 5 Simple Steps for Women Nationwide To Take Charge of Their Heart Health During Women's Health Week For Women movement is encouraging women to follow 5 simple steps, during National Women's Health Week, to take charge of their heart health. While no time is better than the present, women can begin this new and improved lifestyle while preparing for the summer months.

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Cardiovascular, Disease

Cardiovascular Disease Costs UK Economy £29 Billion a Year

Cardiovascular disease costs the UK economy £29 billion a year in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, reveals research published ahead of print in Heart.

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Niehs, NIH, Coronary Heart Disease, Risk Factors, Polymorphism, Risk Factors, Diabetes, Smoking, Enzyme, Cardiovascular System

Researchers Link Gene Variation to Coronary Heart Disease

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New research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, found that a common genetic variation makes some people more susceptible to coronary heart disease (CHD). Caucasians who carry this gene variation are approximately 1.5 times more likely to have a CHD event, such as a heart attack, than those who do not have the gene variation.

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soy, Heart, Cholesterol, Solae, Food, Protein, FDA, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Asia, Malaysia

Foreign Health Authorities Grant Soy Heart Claim

Malaysian authorities have ruled its nation's food manufacturers can claim foods containing soy protein helps reduce a person's cholesterol, becoming the 8th nation to link soy with lower cholesterol. The decision is the result of a petition filed by The Solae Company.







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