Hormone Replacement Therapy News

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1/25/2006
Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'

Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

1/24/2006
Carbon Monoxide Can Damage the Heart

Poisoning victims had higher long-term cardiovascular death rates, study found

1/24/2006
Timing May Be Key to Hormone Therapy

Starting HRT near menopause may boost its heart-healthy effects, study suggests

1/23/2006
Heart Tests, Treatments May Be Overused

Use of expensive interventions far exceeds rise in disease incidence, studies find

1/23/2006
Widening Waist a Heart Risk Factor for Women

Waistlines over 35 inches are a matter of concern, study finds

1/17/2006
Belly Laughs Make Hearts Happy

Mirth gives big boost to cardiac blood flow, study finds

1/17/2006
Java Before the Gym? Think Again

Caffeine slows down heart blood flow during exercise, study finds

1/17/2006
Low-Cal Diets: For the Young at Heart

Nutritious, calorie-reduced eating slows cardiac aging, study finds

1/16/2006
Angioplasty Works Best When Hospitals Use It Most

Making the procedure first-line therapy makes a difference, study finds

1/16/2006
Diuretic May Ease Sleep Apnea

Study of heart-failure patients found acetazolamide improved symptoms

1/12/2006
Trans Fat on Food Labels: Now You See It, Now You Don't

New FDA rules allow fewer than 0.5 grams of unhealthy fat to not count

1/10/2006
Making a Lifesaving Device Less Painful

Drug treatment reduces need for defibrillator shock, study finds

12/30/2005
Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming

Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

12/29/2005
Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure

For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

12/25/2005
Make Peace With Stress This Season

Experts offer simple tips for banishing chronic anxiety

12/22/2005
Gene Test Could Spot Dangerous Heart Condition

A number of genetic markers may help pinpoint long QT syyndrome

12/21/2005
Strict Blood Sugar Control Cuts Diabetes Heart Risk

Odds of heart attack, stroke fell by more than half in type 1 patients, study found

12/21/2005
Depression Raises Heart Risks

The effect is especially strong in younger adults, study suggests

12/21/2005
Blacks Hit Harder by Arterial Leg Disease

This narrowing of vessels in the legs can be disabling, experts note

12/20/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/20/2005
Fewer Teeth May Mean More Heart Woes

Study finds association between tooth loss, cardiovascular disease

12/20/2005
A Little Dark Chocolate Does A Heart Good

It sweetly staves off hardening of the arteries in smokers, study finds

12/19/2005
Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

12/19/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/16/2005
Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say

More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

12/15/2005
Early Detection Could Prevent Athletes' Sudden Death

Simple MRI scans can pick up a serious heart condition, researchers say

12/8/2005
Cholesterol May Link Gum Disease, Heart Disease

Small study suggests periodontitis encourages a bad form of the blood fat

12/7/2005
Low-Dose Estrogen May Fight Breast Cancer

It could aid patients whose tumors have become resistant to hormone therapy, reseachers say

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/1/2005
Expert Disputes 'Healthy Drinking' Theory

There's no real proof moderate drinking protects heart, scientist says

12/1/2005
Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers

Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

11/29/2005
Links Between Depression, Heart Disease Get Clearer

Depressed patients are more stressed and prone to skipping meds, studies find

11/29/2005
Thyroid Trouble Raises Heart Risk

Study finds increased odds of heart failure as thyroid fails

11/24/2005
Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards

Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

11/24/2005
As Noise Rises, So May Heart Risks

Loud environments boost odds for heart attack, study finds

11/21/2005
Male Preemie Babies at Higher Risk for Hypertension As Adults

Odds are doubled for males born very early, study found

11/21/2005
Blood Test Helps Docs Spot Problem Drinkers

The screen could reduce costs for treating chronic illnesses, study finds

11/17/2005
Obesity Ups Arrhythmia Risk After Bypass

Being overweight can more than double the odds, study found

11/17/2005
Placenta Problems Predict Early Heart Trouble

Obesity may help trigger pregnancy complications and later cardiovascular woes, study finds

11/17/2005
Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines

But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

11/17/2005
Daily Walk Puts Heart a Step Ahead

Just 30 minutes a day can spur healthy changes, study finds

11/17/2005
Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope

Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/10/2005
Arteries' 'Repair Crews' Key to Heart Disease

New study finds a failure of cells to fix damage promotes illness

11/10/2005
Women Lag in Heart Disease Detection

They get fewer important tests compared to men, study finds

11/8/2005
Java Won't Get Blood Pressure Jumping

Coffee may even protect women from hypertension, but colas may encourage it, new study finds

11/2/2005
Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble

It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

11/2/2005
Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women

Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

10/17/2005
Americans Look for Health on the Menu

Survey finds nutrition plays increasing role in dining-out choices

10/13/2005
Katrina Leaves Scientific Research in Ruins

Some New Orleans-based scientists lost their life's work in the storm