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2011-07-28 07:21:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Do you ever wonder what illnesses you might inherit from your parents? According to a new study, people are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke. "We found that the association between one of your parents having a heart attack and you having a heart attack was a lot stronger than the association between your parent having a stroke and you having a stroke. That suggests the susceptibility to stroke is less strongly inherited...

2011-07-26 21:59:30

People are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The study results have implications for better understanding the genetics of stroke and suggest the need for separate risk assessment models for the two conditions. "We found that the association between one of your parents having a heart attack and you having a heart attack was a lot...

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2010-10-22 09:15:00

The same low dose aspirin recommended by doctors to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke can also help combat colon cancer, according to new researched published Friday in The Lancet. An international team of researchers, led by Oxford University Professor Peter M. Rothwell, conducted a series of four randomized trials over a total period of 20 years. Each of the studies lasted an average of six years and involved a total of more than 14,000 patients, who either took a placebo or one of...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.