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2013-07-24 12:15:43

An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women but no significant association was evident for men.

2013-07-03 11:05:22

Cigarette smoking is an important cause of cardiovascular disease, and smoking cessation reduces the risk.

2012-08-23 00:34:12

The authors say further efforts to tackle these risk factors, particularly excess weight, among disadvantaged groups are urgently needed.

2012-08-22 12:45:20

In a comparison of novel cardiovascular risk markers, coronary artery calcium, ankle-brachial index, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and family history were independent predictors of coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease in intermediate-risk individuals beyond traditional risk factors, with coronary artery calcium providing superior discrimination and risk reclassification compared with other risk markers.

2012-06-08 23:03:28

Daily helpings of red meat—especially processed red meats like cold cuts and hot dogs—can shorten life.

2012-03-26 22:11:20

Simple screening implemented in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) clinics may identify previously undetected heart disease risk among women and has the potential to greatly increase education about prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in female patients.

2012-03-15 23:21:54

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk of heart disease, but data for stroke are less certain, especially among women.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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