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Latest Cardiovascular diseases Stories

2012-05-17 10:57:00

A new paper published online in The Lancet challenges the assumption that raising a person's HDL — the so-called "good cholesterol" — will necessarily lower the risk of a heart attack.

2012-05-15 13:12:59

A large cohort study has found that the strongest risk factors for atrial fibrillation in both men and women were a history of palpitations and hypertension.

2012-05-15 11:07:41

Following a stroke, factors as varied as blood sugar, body temperature and position in bed can affect patient outcomes.

2012-05-15 09:15:22

If your parents have a history of high blood pressure, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease with moderate exercise and increased cardiovascular fitness.


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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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