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Car + TV = Heart Attack?
2012-01-11 14:11:03

Got a Car? How about a television?... If you answered yes to both of these questions, then according to a new international study published on Wednesday you´re 27% more likely to suffer a heart attack than your low-tech compatriots. But more importantly, the study–which examined almost 30,000 people across 52 countries–showed that a little exercise can go a long way in reducing heart failure. I know. Surprise, surprise. Every third grader knows that, right?...

2011-12-28 09:00:00

It has been well researched that heart problems do rise over the holiday season. The Heart Fit Clinic has the answer and can prepare people for battling this frightening disease. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of hospitalization and death in developed countries. Surviving a heart event is a blessing to now live the best life ever. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 The Heart Fit Clinic is the leading cardiac rehabilitation and heart attack and stroke prevention...

2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...

2011-12-07 11:14:35

Study finds no evidence that androgen deprivation therapy causes heart attacks Hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer doesn't raise the risk of fatal heart attacks — as some recent studies had suggested — according to a new report from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. For men with high-risk prostate tumors, a combination of local treatment and drugs that block male hormones that feed prostate tumors can significantly lengthen survival. In the past few...

2011-12-01 11:17:53

Genome-wide study into new gene functions in the formation of platelets In a study into the genetics of blood cell formation, researchers have identified 68 regions of the genome that affect the size and number of platelets. Platelets are small cells that circulate in the blood and are key to the processes of blood clotting and wound healing. In this genome-wide study, the team used a multidisciplinary approach to successfully identify new genetic variants involved in the formation of...

Taking Aspirin For Heart Health Not Worth The Risk For Women: Study
2011-11-29 06:25:25

Taking aspirin to ward off strokes or heart attacks is not worth the risk for healthy, middle-aged women, according to a new Dutch study published in the European Heart Journal. The researchers said that 50 women would need to take the medication for 10 years for just one to be helped - assuming they were all at high risk in the first place. "There are very few women who actually benefit," said the study´s lead author, Dr. Jannick Dorresteijn of University Medical Center Utrecht in...

2011-10-10 09:15:38

Research which claims to show that the introduction of patient choice in the NHS reduced deaths from heart attacks is flawed and misleading, according to a report published in The Lancet today (Monday). The original study was used by the Government to advance its controversial Health and Social Care Bill 2011 and was the basis for the Prime Minister's statement that 'competition is one way we can make things work better for patients'. In today's report, academics - led by Professor...

2011-09-27 12:10:31

Plaque disruption is origin of less common type of myocardial infarction in women without significant obstructive coronary artery disease Researchers at the Cardiac & Vascular Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified a hidden culprit in the battle against women's heart disease. Plaque disruption, a rupture or ulceration of cholesterol plaque in a coronary artery, has been discovered as the mechanism behind myocardial infarction (heart attack) in some women without...

2011-09-23 11:07:00

An international consortium of scientists reports the discovery of five new genes that affect the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks in a study to be published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on September 22nd. Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of premature death and disability in the world and has a strong but incompletely characterised genetic contribution. The identification of the roles of various genes in the onset of heart...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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