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People should stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, study says

In a new paper, researchers suggest that if you've never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to...

Retired? Hardly: At 99, this pioneering heart doctor still leading the way

At 99 years old, most people are not engaging in complex research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jeremiah Stamler is...

Scientists discover a cause of heart disease

In a new study, researchers found mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions,...

For healthy people, benefits of statins ‘may be marginal at best’

In a new study, researchers found the benefits of statins for people without heart disease (known as primary prevention) are small and uncertain and...

The road to better exercise might be in your playlist

Music may be just what you need to stick with an exercise program – and picking the right tunes could even improve performance. Federal exercise...

Chronic back pain could lead to serious vascular diagnosis

Ryan Basore spent years struggling with backaches. The 42-year-old tried everything he could think of to alleviate his pain — from regular massages to yoga and...

Why heart drug statins give muscle pain

In a new study, researchers found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The...

Activity trackers may benefit people with diabetes and heart disease

In a new study, researchers have done the largest ever review of the effect of movement-monitoring devices, such as pedometers, on the activity of...

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive problems get fewer treatments

In a new study, researchers found people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are less likely to receive proven heart attack treatment in the...

Losing weight—and keeping it off—may protect your heart and metabolic function

In a new study, researchers found people who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardio-metabolic risk factors compared...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...