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Move away from treating hypertension as disease
Doctors should move away from the hypertensive model of care and towards a cardiovascular risk approach when managing blood pressure, according to a Perspective published online by the Medical... (Medical News Today)

Food supplements in the fight against heart disease?
Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and the situation is expected to worsen in the future due to an increased global prevalence of risk factors such as... (Medical News Today)

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis, Stanford study finds
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also... (Medical News Today)

Gene discovery points to new treatments for heart disease
The findings could also lead to new treatments for other common diseases.A gene discovery could pave the way for the development of new treatments for heart disease, after researchers found... (Medical News Today)

Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis. (Medical News Today)

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health
In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension - meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of... (Medical News Today)

Study reveals new link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases
A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. (Medical News Today)

A high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular events
According to researchers, a healthy diet can include "a lot of fat." A review of available evidence suggests that a Mediterranean diet with no restrictions on fat intake may reduce a person's risk... (Medical News Today)

Hard to treat chest pain may be improved with a patient's own stem cells
A patient's own stem cells may treat chest pain that cannot be treated with current therapies. (Medical News Today)

Why do stand-up comedians die young?
A landmark study shows that stand-up comedians are more likely to have a premature death than comedy actors or dramatic actors. Why is this the case? (Medical News Today)

Diabetic patients experience superior survival with less conventional CABG surgery
Arteries over veins prove better for heart bypass surgery in patients with diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Blood glucose health is getting worse in American adults
Obesity is stabilizing in the United States, but blood glucose problems and diabetes are still on the rise, suggesting a need for ongoing intervention. (Medical News Today)

Association discovered between atrial fibrillation and reduced frontal lobe brain volumes
According to a recent Framingham Heart Study, people who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation (AF), may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume. (Medical News Today)

Up to one-third of healthy weight adults may have prediabetes
A third of adults over the age of 45 who don't look like they could be at risk for developing diabetes - they're slender - may actually meet the criteria for prediabetes, according to a University... (Medical News Today)

Many drugs can cause or worsen heart failure, cautions new statement
For the first time, the American Heart Association has issued a statement cautioning that drugs used to treat a variety of conditions can cause or worsen heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure after first heart attack may increase cancer risk
People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a greater risk of developing cancer when compared to first-time heart attack survivors without heart failure, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis
Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to research presented at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016 by Professor Aida Babaeva, head... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease. (Medical News Today)

Fainting: Serious or not? New screening tool helps doctors decide
A new, simple screening tool promises to help emergency departments decide if a case of fainting heralds a serious condition or if the patient can go home. (Medical News Today)

Evidence stacks up for INR self-monitoring
Patients on long-term anticoagulation therapy who test their own blood-clotting time from home and continue to be managed by their GP are significantly less likely to experience a thromboembolic... (Medical News Today)

JACC publishes pivotal data on Tryton's dedicated coronary bifurcation stent
Study met primary endpoint, results confirm safety profile for treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions involving large side branches.Tryton Medical, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Increasing number of U.S. adults living with congenital heart defects
More adults are living with congenital heart defects in the United States, creating the need for more health services and tracking systems to collect data across all ages, not just at birth... (Medical News Today)

More calories consumed from subsidized food commodities linked to cardiometabolic risks
Current federal agricultural subsidies focus on financing production of food commodities, a large portion of which are converted into high-fat meat and dairy products, refined grains, high-calorie... (Medical News Today)

Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive medication despite already having low blood pressure
According to a new study in the journal Age and Ageing, a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having low blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Pasta may not be fattening after all
The Mediterranean diet's popularity has soared in recent years. Its mainstay - pasta - however, has been shunned. Is this a fair response? (Medical News Today)

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