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Heart diseases

Depression Risk Lower in Patients Who Take Statins
Researchers say statins appear to lower the risk for depression in some patients.

Where You Live Plays a Big Role in Health: Study
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that black and white patients who lived in poor areas had around the same level of health disparities when compared to people who lived in more affluent neighborhoods.

Migraine Plus High BP May Raise Stroke Risk: Expert
According to one expert, people who suffer from migraines and high blood pressure could be more likely to suffer a stroke than those who only have high blood pressure.

Zocor Receives New FDA Warning Label
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered a new warning label for the cholesterol medication Zocor, saying that the drug has an increased risk of muscle damage when taken at its highest dosage.

Some Warfarin Tablets Recalled
Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb has initiated a voluntary recall of a single lot of 5 mg tablets of warfarin sodium (Coumadin) because the tablets have been found to have a higher potency than expected.

Metformin May Work Better Than Other Drugs in Preventing Death: Study
Patients who take the diabetes drug metformin may be less likely to die over the course of 10 years than patients who take insulin secretagogues, a new study has found.

Sugary Drinks May Increase Blood Pressure Risk
British researchers say drinking sugary sodas and fruit drinks is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure among adults.

Heart Devices Not Tested Enough on Women: Study
Many heart devices are given approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration without being adequately tested on women, researchers say.

Sex, Coffee, Smog Can Trigger Heart Attacks: Study
Results from a major analysis of data on heart attack triggers has found that sex, coffee, alcohol and breathing smoggy air can all help to trigger these attacks.

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Harm Memory
French researchers say high blood pressure and high cholesterol are associated with losses in mental abilities and memories in middle age.

Brain Stimulation May Ease Treatment-Resistant Hypertension
Doctors using deep brain stimulation to treat a hypertensive man's stroke-related pain found that the treatment also consistently lowered the man's blood pressure.

Some Painkillers Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
A review of existing research has found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil and Celebrex can raise users' risk of having a heart attack.

Warfarin May Boost Risk of Trauma-Related Death
Results from a new study suggest that people who take the blood thinner warfarin have a much higher risk of dying after suffering a traumatic injury.

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
The director of the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center says there are five simple steps you can take to help lower your risk of heart disease.

Some Blood Pressure Meds Don't Mix with Antibiotics
Researchers say older people who are taking calcium channel blockers to reduce their blood pressure have an increased risk of developing dangerously low pressure if they take certain antibiotics.

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